{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 8th February, 2021, 2.30 pm


Venue: Remotely on Zoom

No. Item


Presentation on Planning Application Reference Number 3972/20 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Permission for development at a site of 0.054 ha. The development relates to proposed modifications to part of the wider redevelopment of the site at No’s 13-30 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2 comprising most of a city block bounded by Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Mount Street Upper, James’s Street East and Baggot Street Lower. The proposed development comprises modifications to the development permitted on site under An Bord Pleanala Reference PL29S.244492 (Dublin City Council Reg. Ref. 3052/14), as amended by Dublin City Council Reg. Ref. 4428/17, currently under construction. The proposed development will consist of change of use to residential from museum use at lower ground level of No’s 29 and 30 Fitzwilliam Street Lower and No.62 Mount Street Upper, ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor levels of No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower to provide 3 no. residential units comprising 1 no. two bed unit at lower ground floor level (c.118m2 GFA), 1 no. two bed duplex unit at lower ground and ground floor level (c.122m2 GFA) and 1 no. three bed triplex unit at ground to 3rd floor levels (c.248m2 GFA). No increase to existing GFA is proposed. Access to the proposed units will be provided from lower ground level on Mount Street Upper and Fitzwilliam Street Lower and from ground floor level on Fitzwilliam Street Lower. The proposed development also consists of the following works: part replacement of the external stair providing access to lower ground level from Mount Street Upper; installation of post boxes/keypad at ground level; demolition of external walls in front external lightwell area and part replacement with gate/railings; provision of ancillary storage/services in existing external vaults; amendments to vault doorways; new window and door opes at lower ground level; amendments to existing window and door opes at lower ground and rear first floor levels; replacement of existing fenestration at all levels of No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower; balcony at rear first floor level of No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower; reconfiguration of internal layouts including provision of internal stairways connecting lower ground and ground levels of No’s 29 and 30 Fitzwilliam Street Lower; removal of existing stairwell connecting lower ground and ground level of No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower; erection of external boundary walls to rear; amendments to external storage and open space areas to the rear of No. 61 Mount Street Upper; associated amendments to hard and soft landscaping and all other associated site development works above and below ground.


Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 11th January 2021 pdf icon PDF 583 KB


Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 68 KB

      i.        Verbal update on Strand Road Cycleway.


     ii.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 26th January 2021.


    iii.        Road Maintenance South East Area Works Programme 2021.


Additional documents:


Planning and Property Development Department Matters pdf icon PDF 358 KB

      i.        Report on proposal to initiate a variation of the Development Plan 2016 – 2022, Ballsbridge Hotel site, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4. For noting.


Culture, Recreation and Emergency Services Department Matters pdf icon PDF 1 MB

      i.        Report on proposed tree works at Brickfields Park, Drimnagh.


South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 349 KB

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


     ii.        Report on proposed naming and numbering of a development of 148 apartments at 1,3,5,7,9,11 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: Plás Eglinton / Eglinton Place. 


    iii.        Report on proposed revisions to approved naming and numbering scheme in a mixed use development at Cearnóg Charlemont/Charlemont Square, Dublin 2.


   iv.        Draft Discretionary Fund 2021 for approval.


Additional documents:



Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests the Manager to investigate with the various courier and distribution companies the possibility of developing an ECargo delivery depot (similar to one in Prague) with universal charging and showering facilities and which could possibly be located in part of a DCC car park or other such available premises.


Motion 2 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

That the Manager would bring forward the long promised Belmont Avenue Traffic Plan.


Motion 3 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Early Last Autumn this LAC agreed a motion that funding be made in the 2021 budget to repair and resurface Clareville Road.  Details below will show the serious and unsafe state of this main thoroughfare.  Therefore, that this meeting be made aware of when this work will be carried and to verify that the funding has been made available as agreed by this meeting.


“I'm wondering if you can help us with a solution to the condition of the road surface on Clareville Road which has steadily deteriorated since I was last in touch. It really is appalling and has been badly and irregularly patched in places over the years with no comprehensive resurfacing done, certainly not since we moved here over 6 years ago. I attach photos from directly outside my house (between the junction of Kenilworth Park and Westfield Road) which show the current state of that stretch of road.


Even in lockdown, Clareville Road is a very busy road-not quite the gridlock we see on it in normal times-but it is in constant heavy use with the 83, 83A and 18 buses and a steady flow of cars. Despite the fact that it is a main road, a busy road and a heavy use road, there is little investment in it in general and it shows. The most pressing element of that neglect is the appalling road surface-would you be able to escalate this within DCC so that it can be properly resurfaced and then properly maintained thereafter?


We would very much appreciate anything you can do on this, Mary. I look forward to hearing from you and just to say again that our parking solution is truly a game changer for us. It's such a pleasure to be able to park on the road again.”


Motion 4 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Further to my earlier motion some months ago requesting an update from ESB regarding their commitment to development their properties on Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street into apartments, it is now agreed that the ESB be invited to a meeting to give us an update on the above and also to bring us up to date on the reopening of their museum on the corner of Fitzwilliam Street and Mount Street.


Motion 5 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this committee of DCC calls on the CEO, Mr. Owen Keegan to suspend parking enforcement to ease restrictions with regards parking in the city centre and the greater Dublin area during the extended lockdown  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.


Questions to the Chief Executive 8th February 2021 pdf icon PDF 231 KB