Council’s Planning Committee deals with full agenda of business

1st June 2020

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council held its first Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 27 May 2020 following the easing of the lockdown restrictions of movement in relation to the COVID-19 health pandemic.

The socially distanced meeting took place at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, where the Committee dealt with the full range of Planning business.

Public speaking arrangements for applicants and agents were also facilitated in accordance with Planning Committee procedures.

Speaking about the resumption of Planning Committee meetings, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“The Council is pleased to have resumed Planning Committee meetings following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions by the Executive.

As the Planning Committee has only 13 members, the meeting was able to be conducted face to face, with speaking rights made available for applicants and agents, all in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

The Planning function plays an important role in the lives of our residents, communities and our local economy and I would like to thank all those who attended the meeting; Members, Council staff and planning applicants and agents, for their adherence to the new measures so that a full agenda of planning business could be completed.”

Due to the extensive agenda, the Planning Committee meeting reconvened on Thursday 28 May 2020 to conclude all items on the agenda.

The next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17 June at 2pm in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s full Council meetings and meetings of the Policy and Resources, Environmental Services, Regeneration and Planning and Brexit Committees will continue to take place virtually until further notice. Virtual meetings are open to limited numbers of members of the public. For further information please visit the Council website at