{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 11th January, 2021, 2.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remotely on Zoom

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the South East Area Committee meeting held on 14th December 2020 pdf icon PDF 598 KB

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

2.

Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 68 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 15th December 2020.

 

     ii.        Verbal update on Strand Road Interim Cycle Route.

Minutes:

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 15th December 2020.

Order: Noted.

 

     ii.        Verbal update on Strand Road Interim Cycle Route. Taken with Emergency Motion.

Order: Noted.

 

3.

South East Area Matters pdf icon PDF 540 KB

      i.        Report of the Director of Services, South City.

 

Minutes:

      i.        Report of the Director of Services, South City.

Order: Noted.

4.

Motions

Motion 1 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to include a Greening Strategy for Fitzwilliam Street as part of the implementation of the official Fitzwilliam Cycle Route next year. This would include working with the residents, the design team, the biodiversity officer, parks and public realm to create attractive greenery along the route.  Can the Area Committee ensure funding is allocated for such a project? 

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this area Committee Calls on the Area manager to allocate funds to plant trees on Synge Street as part of the 2021 tree planting programme for the South East Inner City. 

 

Motion 3 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to improve planning enforcement and the communications with both councillors, residents and developers in the South East Area when it comes to complaints about breaches in working hours, safety concerns, noise pollution, traffic issues.

 

Motion 4 from Councillor Daniel Ceitinn

That this Area Committee:

Recognises that social housing tenants should be afforded the same rights as other tenants or owners in mixed-tenure estates,

Acknowledges that, in some estates and complexes, management fees can be excessive and would afford social housing tenants access to service not generally provided by the City Council to its tenants at an exorbitant cost,

Deplores instances of equality of service access being denied on the basis of tenure to social housing tenants,

Calls on Dublin City Council to ensure that all social housing tenants resident in units where full management fees are not paid are afforded the opportunity to pay the difference for access to services not covered by the council or APB’s management fee contribution, or to otherwise purchase access to services.

 

Motion 5 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this meeting of the SEA call on the CEO and the executive management of Dublin City Council to ensure that when acquiring properties and homes under Part 5, particularly in relation to apartment blocks that social housing tenants, i.e. DCC tenants, and tenants of approved housing bodies, that such tenants are entitled to the full amenities of those developments i.e. swimming pools, car parking, and any other services and that they are not socially victimized, socially segregated and discriminated against and that they be given full equality and parity of esteem on equal terms to other tenants.  If this anomaly in Part 5 process needs to be amended or adjusted to incorporate this cause of inclusion for all tenants to participate in such amenities, we further call on DCC to amend such policy documents as a matter of urgency.

 

The state, the local authority and the elected members have an obligation to ensure that nobody is discriminated against in this fashion and that we must never be party to or give comfort to any such lower standard or othering of our tenants.

 

Motion 6 from Councillor Carolyn Moore

Regarding an Enforcement Notice that was issued by the Planning Section of Dublin  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

SOUTH EAST AREA COMMITTEE

11th January 2021

 

Emergency Motion from Councillors Geoghegan, Lacey, McCartan, O’Connor, Flynn, Freehill and Conroy.  Taken with Item 2.ii.

 

That the South East Area Committee;

 

Ø  Acknowledges the depth of community feeling expressed towards the proposed Strand Cycle Route Trial as represented in the online public meeting organised by the ‘STC Community Group’ attended by over 300 Sandymount residents on the 4th of January 2021.

 

Ø  notes the statement by STC on 7th of January 2021 detailing;

 

o   their decision to instruct their professional advisers to prepare a S.5 referral to An Bord Pleanala [Pursuant to the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000/2017] to adjudicate on whether the Strand Road Trial requires planning permission;

o   that this decision is supported by SAMRA, Park Avenue residents association, Sydney Parade Avenue residents association, Gilford Road residents association, BADRA, Ballsbridge residents association, Brabazon House, Sandymount Avenue residents association, Seafort Avenue residents association and Merrion Road residents association; and

o   their request that Dublin City Council, the National Transport Agency and Dublin Bus wait for the result of this decision before any works are commenced including Bus route changes to Gilford Road; and

o   their request that the business of the Strand Road Interim Cycleway Community Forum should be paused until their referral has been adjudicated;

 

Ø  writes to the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and the National Transport Agency to revisit the ‘Feasibility Study and Options Assessment Report on the Sandymount / Merrion to Blackrock Cycle Route Corridor Study – September 2015’ with a view to constructing a promenade along Sandymount Strand and delivering a long term cycleway on the seaward side of the Strand Road;

 

Ø  writes to the National Transport Agency to immediately conduct a feasibility study on all measures available to urgently reduce/remove the 1,000 trucks that currently use the Strand Road daily in transporting goods; and

 

Ø  resolves to reduce the current community divisions that have arisen as a consequence of the proposed trial by whatever means necessary.

 

Order: Motion amended to include writing to Dublin City Council.

Vote taken.

Those in favour 11:  Cllr. Dermot Lacey Cllr. Anne FeeneyCllr. Claire O’ConnorCllr. Daniel CéitinnCllr. Danny Byrne Cllr. Deirdre Conroy Cllr. James Geoghegan Cllr. Kevin Donoghue Cllr. Mannix Flynn Cllr. Mary FreehillCllr. Paddy McCartan

Those Against 5:

Lord Mayor Hazel Chu (No objection to letters being sent) Cllr. Carolyn Moore Cllr. Claire Byrne (No objection to letters being sent)Cllr. Pat DunneCllr. Tara Deacy No absences or abstentions.

Agreed.

 

Motion 1 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to include a Greening Strategy for Fitzwilliam Street as part of the implementation of the official Fitzwilliam Cycle Route next year. This would include working with the residents, the design team, the biodiversity officer, parks and public realm to create attractive greenery along the route.  Can the Area Committee ensure funding is allocated for such a project? 

Order: Report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Questions to the Chief Executive 11th January 2021 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Minutes:

Order: Noted.