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CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE

COISTE AN LÁRCHEANTAR


CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday 11th February, 2014 at 2.30 p.m.
Agenda

5805 Minutes of the Central Area Committee meeting held on 14th January, 2014

(Attached) pages 4-7
5806 Questions to the Area Manager

(Attached) pages 72-78


Planning and Development Matters


5807 With reference to Notification of initiation under Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations

2001 - Proposed Amalgamation of Bedsits and Associated External Works to 70 number units at St. Bricin’s Park, Dublin 7


(Report Attached) pages 11-14


5808 With reference to Notification of initiation under Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations

2001 - Proposed Extension to Ballybough Youth and Community Centre, Dublin 1


(Report Attached) pages 15-20




5809 With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of the Ground Floor, No. 53 Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 1.

(Report & Map Attached) pages 21-23


5810 With reference to a recommendation for the Deletion of Bow Street, New Church Street, Friary Avenue, Dublin 7: Surviving parts of former distillery and ancillary buildings, including chimney and brick walling at Smithfield. Children's Court building at corner of New Church Street and Smithfield from the Record of Protected Structures in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000.

(Report Attached) pages 24-28




5811 With Reference to Councillor representation on the Monitoring Committee Phibsborough Mountjoy Area Plan Monitoring Committee.

(Report Attached) page 29




5812 With reference to Planning Enforcement Quarterly Report

(Report Attached) pages 30-40




Housing & Residential Services Matters


5813 With reference to the allocation of units at Peadar Kearney House, Dublin 1.

(Report Attached) page 41



5814 With reference to Pyrite issues at Poplar Row, Dublin 1.

(Report at meeting)

Roads & Traffic Department Matters


5815 With reference to the minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on 11th February, 2014

(Report Attached) pages 42-56
Central Area Matters

5816 With reference to Housing Standards Inspections in the Central Area

(Report Attached) pages 57-59

5817 Updates on the following:

Environmental Services Unit pages 60-63

North West Area (including HARP) Housing Issues pages 64-66

North East Inner City Housing Issues pages 67-69

North West Inner City Housing Issues pages 70-71

(Reports Attached)

Motions
5818 Motion in the name of Councillor Christy Burke
That this Committee congratulates the homeless service groups that made an impact on securing the homeless budget.
5819 Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring
That this Committee instructs the Manager to write to the Irish Prison Service Estates Manager requesting him to meet with representatives of the Glengariff Parade & District Residents Association to discuss the proposed development at Mountjoy Prison (Planning Ref: 3558/13) and its effect on properties on Glengariff Parade.
5820 Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring
That this Committee agrees that the process of collection / chasing up rent arrears be re-examined with a view to increasing the collection rate and that an agreed revised / new process should involve the Central Area Office at all stages (given that 29% of tenants in the flat complexes in the North Inner City are in rent arrears for 12 weeks or more).
5821 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That this Committee, in light of the recent controversies at RTE, calls for changes to defamation law in Ireland to allow more readily for defences on honest opinion and to encourage alternatives to financial settlements.
5822 Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry
That this Committee requests that Dublin City Council retain the content of the existing Local Area Plan, with possible minor and relevant adaptation and append a limited environmental improvement plan.
5823 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That this Committee expresses concerns on media reports on the future of the toll on the East Link Toll Bridge and calls for greater clarity on the role of Dublin City Councillors in reports to the media as well as full consultation with Councillors at both Local Area and Council level before such reports are made.
5824 Motion in the name of Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick
The elected members of the Central Area Committee call on the City Manager to retain the content of the existing Local Area Plan with possible minor and relevant adaptation and append a fully funded environmental improvement plan for Phibsborough
5825 Motion in the name of Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick
The elected members of the Central Area Committee call on Dublin City Council Traffic Engineers to meet with Shandon Residents Association to discuss and identify an area wide parking management scheme for Shandon that will give priority to Shandon residents to park near their homes.
5826 Motion in the name of Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick
The elected members of the Central Area Committee call on DCC Waste Management to provide a revised and updated street cleaning schedule for residential areas in Cabra Glasnevin that includes more frequent street cleaning than every 12 weeks and uses manual cleaning techniques instead of mechanical sweepers.
5827 Motion in the name of Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick
The elected members of the Central Area Committee call on Dublin City Council Environmental Services to address the major health issue with rat infestations in the BLEND area of the inner city. This includes rats in the streets and recently in peoples’ houses. The problem is exacerbated by the dumping of rubbish from a variety of sources, around the streets and laneways. We call on the North Inner City Litter Action Plan to be applied to this area and for Dublin City Council to bait the sewers.
5828 Motion in the name of Councillor Christy Burke
The Central Area Committee agrees to seek funds to place a small play area for kids and to repair the floodlights on the football pitch at Dunne Street flats.

5829 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That this Committee calls for the retention of a statutory Local Area Plan for Phibsborough without amendments until such time as an LAP with suitable changes and full public consultation on these changes can be introduced.


Next Meeting Tuesday 11th March, 2014
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF MOTIONS AND QUESTIONS

12 noon on Friday 18th February, 2014


CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE

COISTE AN LÁRCHEANTAR


CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday 14th January, 2014 at 2.30 p.m.
Minutes

5788 Minutes of the Central Area Committee meeting held on 10th December, 2013.

ORDER: Agreed. Noted that initiation of Part 8 for St. Bricins Park will be an item on the February Central Area Committee agenda.
5789 Questions to the Area Manager

ORDER: Noted.


Planning and Development Matters

5790 With reference to Proposed Rezoning of Lands at Glasnevin (formally IIRS lands at junction of Griffith Avenue / Ballymun Road) to facilitate a proposal for an Educate Together School


ORDER: Presentation noted. Agreed to initiate the procedure for the proposed rezoning of Lands at Glasnevin,


5791 With reference the Phibsboro Local Area Plan to include report on actual LAP process.


ORDER: Report noted. The Councillors comments can be summarised as follows;

  1. That the Committee get a report on the proposals in the Environmental Action Plan

  2. That the proposals for the Phibsboro area are conveyed to the community via the Community Forum which need to be re-convened to discuss the matter.

  3. That the Planning SPC provide a report on the value of LAPs going forward.

  4. That the Councillors note with concern the delay in bringing this matter to the attention of the SPC and the Area Committee.

5792 With reference to Derelict Sites Quarterly Report

ORDER: Report noted

Community Recreational and Amenities Matters

5793 With reference to Draft Arts Plan for Dublin City


ORDER: Presentation noted.

Roads & Traffic Department Matters


5794 With reference to the minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group held on 17th December, 2013.

ORDER: Report noted. December status report to be sent to the Councillors

Central Area Matters

5795 Updates on the following:

Environmental Services Unit

North West Area (including HARP) Housing Issues

North East Inner City Housing Issues

North West Inner City Housing Issues

ORDER: Reports noted. The Manager read into the records the details of the response recently received from Greyhound.

  1. Councillors requested that all the other registered waste disposal providers be invited in the Central Area Committee meeting.

  2. A list of areas included in the door to door requests to provide information on household waste provision, to be forwarded to the Councillors.



The following emergency motion was tabled;

5795(a) Emergency Motion in the name of Councillor Ray McAdam
That this Area Committee calls upon the Derelict Sites, Conservation sections of the Planning Department of Dublin City Council to provide a report on the steps taken to date by this authority to protect Aldborough House from decay and destruction and to outline what further measures can be taken by Dublin City Council to do same.

ORDER: Agreed. Report to Planning Department.
Motions
5796 Motion in the name of Councillor Christy Burke
That this Committee congratulates Mr Anto Flynn for the great homeless project that was organised by him and volunteers in the North Inner City.

ORDER: Agreed. Letter to be sent to Mr. Flynn.
5797 Motion in the name of Councillor Christy Burke
That this Committee calls on the Ministers of Finance, Education & Skills and Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation to overturn the decision to impose crippling fees on young workers (apprentices) when they attend institutes in January 2014. These young people are the future for our economy, industry and communities and instead of helping our youth to achieve their goals we yet again see this Fine Gael and Labour Government barring people from apprenticeships due to these crippling fees which young people will be unable to pay.

ORDER: Agreed. Letter to be sent to the appropriate Ministers.
5798 Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring
That this Committee agrees that the recently announced scheme whereby DCC has commissioned conservation architects to develop templates for the reconversion of Georgian buildings on Merrion and Fitzwilliam square into residential units be extended to include the Northside Georgian quarter.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.

5799 Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring
That this Committee acknowledges the excellent work done by DCC in clearing dangerous debris in a timely and efficient manner during the recent storms as well as the prompt and informative communications on the recent flood threat.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.
5800 Motion in the name of Councillor Nial Ring
That this Committee agrees that any levy collected on vacant sites in the Dublin City Council area be area identified and ring-fenced for use by each area for services/projects/programmes to be decided by the area councillors in conjunction with area management.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.
5801 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That this Committee commends Dublin City Council on another successful New Years Eve concert.  We also ask that consideration be given to holding satellite events in O'Connell Street, Smithfield and other areas of the North Inner City to compliment the established events in college green.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.





5802 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That this Committee calls for a review of security and access arrangements for the vacated portions of O'Devaney Gardens.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.
5803 Motion in the name of Councillor Padraig McLoughlin
That while welcoming calls for greater cycling and pedestrian priority along the North Quays from Heuston to O'Connell Street this committee expresses concerns at the proposals to remove a large number of mature trees to facilitate this and calls for alternatives that both preserve these trees and increases access for all to be considered before any further work is undertaken.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.

5804 Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry
This Committee calls on all the service providers in the Central area to assume responsibility for the collection and disposal of used syringe needles discarded by clients. Particular areas regularly have large amounts of discarded needles. The danger to Dublin City Council employees and the cost of compensation to staff is unacceptable.

ORDER: Report to Councillor.

ATTENDANCE

Cllr. Padraig McLoughlin (Chairperson)

Cllr. Seamas McGrattan

Cllr. Aine Clancy

Cllr. Ray McAdam

Cllr. Christy Burke

Cllr. Mary Fitzpatrick

Cllr. Cieran Perry

Cllr. Nial Ring

Cllr. Lucy McRoberts
Apologies

Cllr. Mary O’Shea (Vice Chairperson)

Cllr. Anna Quigley

OFFICIALS

Charlie Lowe, Executive Manager, Central Area

Brendan Hayden, Senior Executive Officer, Central Area

Jim Keogan, Executive Manager, Planning Department.

John O’Hara, Deputy Planning Officer, Planning Department

Fergus Synnott, Administrative Officer, Central Area

Brian Kavanagh, Area Housing Manager, Central Area

Chris Butler, Area Housing Manager, Central Area

Sean Smith, Area Housing Manager, Central Area

John McPartlan, Public Domain Officer, Central Area

Eoin Walsh, Executive Engineer, Traffic Division

Cathy Cassidy, Acting Senior Staff Officer

Sandra Walley, Assistant Staff Officer, Central Area

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