A 10 year planning permission for development at Dublin Airport, east of the existing terminal building adjoining Pier C. The development will consist of the construction of: 1) a passenger terminal (which will be built in two phases) of ca. 92,049 sq.m. in 4 no. interconnecting blocks ranging in height from two to four stories with an overall height of 35m, which partially bridges the access road to the existing passenger terminal building; 2) a three storey Pier Building with an overall height of 18m (ca. 24,052 sq.m.), complete with 19 no. air bridges and associated fixed links. 3) a two storey over basement energy centre containing water storage and plant for power supply, heating and cooling systems (ca. 5,049 sq.m. with total height of 11m and a chimney stack of 38m); 4) external service yard; 5) realignment of existing internal access road infrastructure and provision of new access roads, including pedestrian and cycle routes, all contained within the existing airport campus; 6) Rearrangement of the existing coach park adjacent to the north of the existing terminal building; 7) separate car, taxi and bus set-down areas; 8) associated services connections; site development; and landscaping works, including a feature access area; 9) refurbishment of the existing Pier C; 10) demolition of the following; Corballis House a two storey protected structure with an area of ca. 482 sq.m.; a single storey storage building (ca. 1295 sq.m.); 3 no. single and two storey car hire buildings ca 280 sq.m., 690 sq.m. and 1925 sq.m.); a single storey boiler house building (ca 373 sq.m.); single and two storey DAA Maintenance offices (ca 1,290 sq.m.); a mainly single storey Hanger Building (ca 2,165 sq.m.) and fixed links to Pier C (ca 380 sq.m.). All on an application site of ca. 32,646 ha. The following will be included within the passenger terminal and pier; check-in areas including 58 no. manned desks and 24 no. self-service facilities; passenger services and associated terminal support facilities; departure lounge; baggage processing hall; baggage reclaim area; ca. 5,813 sq.m. of retail (ca. 840 sq.m. landside, ca. 4,973 sq.m. airside); ca 2,730 sq.m. of catering facilities (ca. 643 sq.m. landside, ca. 2,087 sq.m. airside); 2 no. public houses totalling ca. 1,278 sq.m. (1 no. landside of ca. 491 sq.m., 1 no. airside of ca. 787 sq.m.); airline security, immigration and customs offices( ca. 4,625 sq.m. airside); links to a future multi storey car park and the existing passenger terminal; security check-in and arrival areas; associated plant, circulation and toilet space. An Environmental Impact Statement will be submitted to the Planning Authority with the application.
VOLUME 4 – PROCEEDINGS CONTENTS
ADEQUACY OF EIS AND COMPLIANCE WITH EIA DIRECTIVE TRANSPORT AIR QUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE ARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE URBAN DESIGN, BUILDING DESIGN, PASSENEGER EXPERIENCE, VISUAL IMPACT ECOLOGY DRAINAGE NOISE RESIDENTIAL AMENITY CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY PLANNING AUTHORITY CLOSING SUBMISSIONS
The oral hearing was held at the Great Southern Hotel (Radisson SAS) over a three-week period commencing on 16/04/2007 and finishing on 04/05/2007. It should be noted that on most days the hearing continued well into the evening. Some of the modules while extending over several days, were not examined on consecutive days to facilitate some parties. Therefore, the following narrative of the hearing does not follow a date order.
A substantial amount of additional documents were submitted during the hearing. These were in addition to those requested by the inspector prior to the hearing, and were circulated to the parties.
The parties and observers were advised of the general format of the hearing in advance, though some revisions to the order were made during the hearing, in an effort to meet the needs of some attendants.