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

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remotely via zoom

Items
No. Item

1.

Presentation and Report on Love 30 (30kph speed limit) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Minutes:

Order: Noted.

2.

Presentation on Planning Enforcement Resources pdf icon PDF 877 KB

Minutes:

Order: Noted.

3.

Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 8th February 2021 pdf icon PDF 988 KB

Minutes:

Order: Agreed.

4.

Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

      i.        Report on Belmont Traffic Calming Scheme.

 

     ii.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 23rd February 2021.

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Minutes:

      i.        Report on Belmont Traffic Calming Scheme.

Order: Noted.

 

     ii.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 23rd February 2021.

Order: Noted.

5.

Culture, Recreation and Emergency Services Department Matters pdf icon PDF 240 KB

      i.        Commemorations Plan 2021.

 

     ii.        Sculpture Dublin Update.

 

    iii.        2021 Draft Parks Works Programme South East Area 2021.

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Minutes:

      i.        Commemorations Plan 2021.

Order: Noted.

 

     ii.        Sculpture Dublin Update.

Order: Noted.

 

    iii.        2021 Draft Parks Works Programme South East Area 2021.

Order: Noted.

6.

Planning and Property Management Department Matters pdf icon PDF 124 KB

      i.        Report on proposed disposal: four year licence 5 Emor Street to DePaul Ireland.

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      i.        Report on proposed disposal: four year licence 5 Emor Street to DePaul Ireland.

Order: Agreed to recommend to City Council.

7.

South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 543 KB

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

 

     ii.        Report on proposed revision to naming and numbering scheme Charlemont Square, Dublin 2. 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

Order: Noted.

 

     ii.        Report on proposed revision to naming and numbering scheme Charlemont Square, Dublin 2. 

Order: Agreed.

 

8.

Motions

Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests a full report on what improvement measures are to be carried out in the Beech Hill Villas complex following the audit conducted approximately two years ago by Dublin City Council. The Committee further requests a complete steam cleaning and power hosing of the stairwells and the removal of the stupid illuminated strips on the steps which 1) cause dirt to congeal and 2) because of the way they are installed cause water to pour down through the stairwells during and after rainfalls.

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Eaton Square Park is currently in a dreadful state.  This may be because of heavy rain, poor drainage and over use.  We propose that a report be prepared for the March meeting.  While the Parks Department agreed to examine it in the spring, this committee requests that immediate action is taken to remedy the problem.  If it requires that it be closed for a period to give the ground a chance, then that should be done.

 

Motion 3 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee agrees to hold a meeting of the Pembroke Councillors (and other interested Councillors) with Senior Dublin City Management to discuss the options for the area from the Clonskeagh House Pub (now Farmer Browns) to Strand Terrace, Milltown and how we might advance the creation of a public facility at the area known as Scully’s Field with a fair return for the property owners, including Dublin City Council, involved.

 

Motion 4 from Councillor Mary Freehill

That this committee agrees to commence the process to designate Grove Park as an ACA area because Grove Park is a residential street of Victorian red bricks in Lower Rathmines, located between Portobello / the Grand Canal and Upper Rathmines. It has a rich architectural heritage dating back to the late 19th century when architect William Isaac Chambers built, at the Rathmines entrance to the street, the landmark Kensington Lodge, a fine example of the Queen Anne style with an elaborately decorated façade. Opposite Kensington Lodge sits Kensington Hall, another decorative Victorian building which was originally a YMCA and currently houses the Leeson Park School of Music. The rest of the street is an eclectic mix of late Victorian terraced houses, ranging from two storey over basement houses, some with examples of decorative flourishes such as bay and oriel windows, to classic two storey homes. A rare example of a Dublin Dutch Billy also sits halfway along the street.

 

Grove Park is now home to a diverse community of urban families, students, foreign nationals,

couples and retirees. Unfortunately for many years its heritage has slowly been diminished. To help protect it in the future, The Rathmines Initiative, in its submission to DCC on the new Development Plan, is recommending that Grove Park be designated an Architectural Conservation Area.

 

As a first step that Parks Department commences a tree planning programme because most front gardens on Grove Park cannot accommodate trees and as a result the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

Minutes:

Motion 1 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests a full report on what improvement measures are to be carried out in the Beech Hill Villas complex following the audit conducted approximately two years ago by Dublin City Council. The Committee further requests a complete steam cleaning and power hosing of the stairwells and the removal of the stupid illuminated strips on the steps which 1) cause dirt to congeal and 2) because of the way they are installed cause water to pour down through the stairwells during and after rainfalls.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Eaton Square Park is currently in a dreadful state.  This may be because of heavy rain, poor drainage and over use.  We propose that a report be prepared for the March meeting.  While the Parks Department agreed to examine it in the spring, this committee requests that immediate action is taken to remedy the problem.  If it requires that it be closed for a period to give the ground a chance, then that should be done.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

Motion 3 from Councillor Dermot Lacey

This Committee agrees to hold a meeting of the Pembroke Councillors (and other interested Councillors) with Senior Dublin City Management to discuss the options for the area from the Clonskeagh House Pub (now Farmer Browns) to Strand Terrace, Milltown and how we might advance the creation of a public facility at the area known as Scully’s Field with a fair return for the property owners, including Dublin City Council, involved.

Order: Report to Councillor.

 

Motion 4 from Councillor Mary Freehill

That this committee agrees to commence the process to designate Grove Park as an ACA area because Grove Park is a residential street of Victorian red bricks in Lower Rathmines, located between Portobello / the Grand Canal and Upper Rathmines. It has a rich architectural heritage dating back to the late 19th century when architect William Isaac Chambers built, at the Rathmines entrance to the street, the landmark Kensington Lodge, a fine example of the Queen Anne style with an elaborately decorated façade. Opposite Kensington Lodge sits Kensington Hall, another decorative Victorian building which was originally a YMCA and currently houses the Leeson Park School of Music. The rest of the street is an eclectic mix of late Victorian terraced houses, ranging from two storey over basement houses, some with examples of decorative flourishes such as bay and oriel windows, to classic two storey homes. A rare example of a Dublin Dutch Billy also sits halfway along the street.

 

Grove Park is now home to a diverse community of urban families, students, foreign nationals,

couples and retirees. Unfortunately for many years its heritage has slowly been diminished. To help protect it in the future, The Rathmines Initiative, in its submission to DCC on the new Development Plan, is recommending that Grove Park be designated an Architectural Conservation Area.

 

As a first step that Parks Department commences a tree planning programme because most front  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Questions to the Chief Executive 8th March 2021 pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Minutes:

Order: Noted.