The Kilminchy management company complied with the council’s request for further information on their planning permission for a playground in the estate, last week.
The council had looked for more information on existing boundary walls on the site, they also asked for a project construction and demolition plan to be drawn up, and a detailed landscaping plan to be submitted.
The council also requested that the management company submit a revised proposal which addressed the concerns of the Council’s sport and leisure officer.
In response to the council, Pat Fitzpatrick, agent for the management company said the significant further information had been advertised, as requested.
In relation to the existing boundary walls, Mr Fitzpatrick explained that it was intended to demolish the existing block wall and erect a new steel mesh type fence. This type of fence would allow parents to would be sitting outside to supervise their children in the playground.
Mr Fitzpatrick said he formed the opinion that the project did not require a waste management plan, but as it was a request in the further information they would comply and the contractors would be encouraged to prepare one.
He said this would set the necessary arrangements to minimise waste, manage materials on site effectively, prioritise onsite recycling and reusing, if possible.
He said the issue of trees on site was important - there should not be too many and they should not be “climable”.
“It is considered that the trees should be pretty mature and do not have branches within 1.5 to two metres from the ground level. This can be achieved with the use of hazel, birch and a particular type of holly, any such like leylandli will not be used,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.
With regard to signage in the area, Mr Fitzpatrick said the signs erected will be the standard “Children at Play”. He said the playground will be for 1-16 year old and seating will be provided for the parents.