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Planning Committee protects built heritage

23 June 2016

Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee is demonstrating a responsive approach to local people’s planning concerns, according to the Committee’s new Chair, Councillor Sean Clarke, who chaired his first meeting of the committee last week.

Councillor Clarke was speaking after several decisions to refuse applications were upheld at appeal and another was made to protect built heritage.

The Committee decided that the introduction of replica sliding sash windows to a building on Loy Street, Cookstown, was to the detriment of the building’s character and refused permission.

At the same meeting, the Committee was informed of the outcome of two recent planning appeals which were dismissed, upholding the decision to refuse permission after having considered the concerns of local residents.

Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Sean Clarke commented, “I am delighted to take up the role as Chair of the Planning Committee.

“During my time as Chair I want to continue to emphasise the Council’s commitment to promoting growth in the region alongside its determination to demonstrate strong leadership when it comes to protecting our built heritage and taking account the views of our residents.”

For further information about the work of the Planning Committee, visit www.midulstercouncil.org/planning

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