Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Venue: City of Derry Airport

10.00am The meeting commenced in public session

1. Apologies

As above

2. Chairperson’s Business

none

3. Draft Minutes

Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 9 th November 2011.

10.02am Mrs Kelly entered the meeting

4. Correspondence

Members noted correspondence received.

Agreed: The Committee noted that no response has yet been received from Translink to the correspondence from the Committee on 30 th September 2011 and agreed to write to Translink seeking an urgent response. Members noted a proposal from Mrs Kelly and agreed to write to Translink and the Department seeking information on the review of Park and Ride facilities for the Christmas shopping period.

Agreed: The Committee noted a draft Committee response to the Executive’s Review of the Financial Process and agreed that the response should be forwarded to the Committee for Finance and Personnel for inclusion in the Assembly response.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development in relation to flooding and agree to write to the Committee to request a copy of the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development’s response.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development on comments by its stakeholders in relation to road infrastructure and agreed to write to the Department for information on what engagement the Department and Roads Service have with representatives of the haulage industry in relation to road infrastructure.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from the Committee for Finance and Personnel on the Performance Efficiency Delivery Unit and agreed to write to the Department seeking information on the level of retained functions.

Agreed: The Committee noted an Assembly Research and Information Service paper on the adoption of new roads in private developments. Members noted a proposal by Mr Dickson and agreed to request research on the number of unadopted roads by district council area and clarification on the numbers of affected property development companies which are no longer in operation. Members noted a proposal from the Chairperson and agreed to request a briefing from Roads Service on this issue and agreed to invite representatives from NILGA and SOLACE to provide a briefing to the Committee on this issue.

Agreed: The Committee noted correspondence from NILGA in relation to winter maintenance arrangements and agreed to forward to the Department for a response.

Agreed: Members noted correspondence from the Quarry Products Association in relation to reallocation of funds for roads projects and agreed to forward to the Department for a response.

5. City of Derry Airport – Sustainable Framework for Aviation and regional access issues

10.14am The following representatives joined the meeting:

Damien Tierney – Airport Manager 
Roy Devine – Chairman, CODA (Operations) Ltd 
John Meehan – Director CODA (Operations) Ltd. and Deputy Town Clerk

The representatives presented to Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.

10.31am Mr McCrea left the meeting 
10.36am Mr McCrea rejoined the meeting 
10.50am Mr Moutray left the meeting 
11.11am The representatives left the meeting

6. Statutory Rule 2011/364 The M1 Trunk Road T3 (Motorway Service Area) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Agreed: The Committee for Regional Development has considered Statutory Rule 2011/364 The M1 Trunk Road T3 (Motorway Service Area) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 and has no objection to the rule.

7. Statutory Rule 2011/380 The Crossbill Place, Lisburn (Footpaths) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Agreed: The Committee for Regional Development has considered Statutory Rule 2011/380 The Crossbill Place, Lisburn (Footpaths) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 and has no objection to the rule

8. Statutory Rule 2011/381 The Lagmore Road, Lisburn (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Agreed: The Committee for Regional Development has considered Statutory Rule 2011/381 The Lagmore Road, Lisburn (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 and has no objection to the rule.

9. Committee Forward Work Programme

Agreed: Members considered the draft forward work programme for November to December 2011 and agreed that the Committee office should make arrangements for the visits and briefings in the programme. Members noted the itinerary for the visit to George Best Belfast City Airport on 23 rd November 2011. Mr Copeland and Mr Dickson offered their apologies for the visit.

10. Any Other Business

Noted: The Committee noted apologies from Mrs Kelly and Mr Dickson for the meeting of 30 th November 2011.

11. Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be Wednesday 23 rd November 2011 at 10.30am in Room 21, Parliament Buildings, followed by a visit to the George Best Belfast City Airport.

11.20am The meeting was adjourned

Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development 
23rd November 2011

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