{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 12th September, 2022, 2.30 pm


Venue: Hybrid on zoom via City Council Chamber


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Presentation on SHD0015/22: Location Harold's Bridge Court' and No.s 1-3 Clare Villas, located at Harold's Cross Road & Greenmount Lane, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W.

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017

Notice of Strategic Housing Development

Application to An Bord Pleanála

The Adroit Company Ltd. intends to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development on a site that includes lands at ‘Harold’s Bridge Court’ and No.s 1-3 Clare Villas, located at Harold’s Cross Road & Greenmount Lane, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W. The site is bounded: (a) to the north, by the rear of existing dwellings (No.s 1-8a Parnell Road & No. 20 Greenmount Lane) and commercial development (i.e. “Greenmount Office Park”) fronting onto Parnell Road, (b) to the south and east by commercial development i.e. “Greenmount House” and “Argus House” office buildings, and residential development i.e. “Boyne Court”, (c) to the east by Harold's Cross Road, and (d) to the west by Greenmount Lane and to the south-west by Limekiln Lane.

The proposed development provides for 194 no. dwellings comprised of studio, 1, 2 & 3 bed apartment units in 4 no. 2-9 storey blocks (Blocks A-D). The development also includes 1 no. commercial / retail unit (c.175m2) at ground floor level of Block A, 1 no. creche (142.2m2) at ground floor level of Block C and 22 no. artist work studios and exhibition space (1,958m2 GFA) at ground & 1st floor level of Block D, all on a site area of 1.01Ha. Permission is sought for the demolition of all existing buildings on site (c. 5,356m2), i.e. (a) 4 no. 3 storey duplex residential buildings (i.e. 48 no. dwellings, c. 3,542m²) and 2 no. 1 storey detached dwellings i.e. No.s 49 & 50 (c. 40m² & 41m² respectively) all within Harold's Bridge Court, (b) 3 no. 2 storey houses at No.s 1-3 Clare Villas (c.331m² in total) and (c) an existing warehouse (c.1,248m²) and ancillary structures (c.154m2) fronting onto Greenmount Lane.  Vehicular access to the proposed development will be via Harold’s Cross Road, utilizing the existing entrance to Harold’s Bridge Court. Limited vehicular traffic will be allowed enter the site from Greenmount Lane, with no vehicular traffic progressing through the entire development. Pedestrian and cyclist access is proposed via Greenmount Lane, Limekiln Lane and Harold’s Cross Road. The proposed development consists of the following: Block A is a four to seven storey building accommodating 56 no. dwellings comprised of 29 no. 1 bed & 27 no. 2 bed apartments. Block A also includes 1 no. commercial / retail unit (c.175m2) at ground floor level, with a communal amenity room (c.35m2) and 2 no. communal roof gardens (c.144m2 & c.39m2 respectively) on the 6th floor. Bin and bicycle stores, sub-station & switch room are accommodated at ground floor. Block B is a two-three and five-nine storey building accommodating 56 no. dwellings comprised of 2 no. studio units, 20 no. 1 bed, 32 no. 2 bed & 2 no. 3 bed apartments. Block B also includes a communal amenity room (c.53m2) on the 3rd floor, with a communal roof garden (c.164m2) also on the 3rd floor. Bin and bicycle  ...  view the full agenda text for item 1.

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Presentation on Planning Application Ref. No. : 4336/22 Location: The Swan Centre, Rathmines Road Lower/Castlewood Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, extending to Castlewood Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Permission for - The demolition of existing pitched glazed roof over shopping mall - The construction of a new 111 bedroom hotel around a central lightwell. This new structure will increase the overall height of the building to part five storeys and part six storeys in height -The change of use of one ground floor retail unit to hotel reception -The change of use of two retail units at first floor of the existing shopping centre to hotel storage and staff facilities -The front facade of the existing buildings on to Rathmines Road Lower will be re-clad in red brick above ground floor level to create a new four-storey scale to the street.  -Construction of a new metal-clad fire escape stair, and plant room enclosure on the south elevation to link down to existing fire escape lane at ground level.  -All associated drainage works.

The total area of the proposed development is 3,554.7 sq.m. The total site area is 14,582 sq.m and is bounded by Rathmines Road Lower, Castlewood Lane and Castlewood Avenue.

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Presentation on TAG Matters regarding Bus stop infrastructure for BusConnects Network Redesign Routes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 11th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 1015 KB

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Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 98 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 23rd August 2022.

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Office of City Recovery Public Domain Report pdf icon PDF 900 KB

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Planning and Property Development Department Matters pdf icon PDF 310 KB

      i.        Report on proposed disposal of 15 and rear 14 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8 to Gordon Properties Limited.

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South East Area Matters pdf icon PDF 105 KB

      i.        Report of the Director of Services Central and South East.


     ii.        Naming and numbering request for a development at 23-24, Mountain View Avenue, Dublin 6 & rear of Nos. 226-230 Harold's Cross Road: Eachlann Radharc an tSléibhe / Mountain View Mews.


    iii.        Naming and numbering request for a development at Sandford Lodge, Sandford Close, Sandford Road, Dublin 6, GairdíníBewley / Bewley Gardens.


   iv.        Naming and numbering proposal for a development at the former Irish Glass Bottle & Fabrizia sites, Poolbeg West, Dublin 4. An Mhonarcha Buidéal Gloine / Glass Bottle


     v.        Discretionary Fund South East Area Status Report as at 1st September 2022.

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Motion 1 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager can he please provide a full list of and a response to following:

Outstanding unfinished road and pathway resurfacing projects that are due to be fixed by utility companies in the South East Inner City

What is the status of each of these projects?

What are the barriers to completion?

What is being done to speed these process up to improve road and footpath surfaces in the area?


Motion 2 from Dermot Lacey

This Committee requests the Manager to contact all the relevant utility companies and the relevant sections within Dublin City Council who carry out works and contract out works with a view to reminding them of their obligation to protect protected and heritage structures including public lighting and post boxes following the considerable damage caused to such a heritage post box in Sandymount during recent Irish Water works.


Motion 3 from Dermot Lacey

This Committee agrees to have an on-site meeting for interested Councillors in Herbert Park to discuss upkeep, future plans, use of buildings on the campus, use of the allotments and any other item submitted by Councillors.


Motion 4 from Councillor Mary Freehill

The Office of Public Works circulates Dublin City Council occasionally with list of unwanted state properties.  It is agreed that all properties in the South East Area be notified to elected members in that area.


Motion 5 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Notification by a bin company of plan to increase bin charges will have serious implications for households, particularly people living alone.  This committee agrees that DCC considers developing strategies to help people bin share.  It’s in the council’s interest, as the hike in charges risks dumping and incorrect use of litter bins.


Motion 6 from Councillor Mary Freehill

Now that Irish Water will be rebranded Uisce Éireann, which is in the spirit of the Official Language Act 2021, it’s important that equal emphasis is given to devolved service delivery standards and communications to the customer.


This body will take over local authority water services from January 2023, which means it will be a national organisation, run centrally from their Cork Office.


Because of the lack of devolved service delivery structures in the proposed Bill, this Council agrees to call on the Minister for Housing to ensure that devolved accountability for service delivery is included in the Water Services (Amendment) No. 2 Bill 2022.


Currently the bill provides for revised accountability auditing to Public Accounts Committee in the Dáil.  However, the EU principal of subsidiarity must be respected.  We need to ensure that the bill includes a mechanism to provide service delivery standards and co-operation through elected bodies of local authorities, which are the bodies closest to the consumer.


Furthermore the communication structure of co-operation would work best through each local authority’s local area committees.


Motion 7 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this SEA meeting of DCC support, in recognition of the outstanding cultural contribution that Mr. Dickie  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

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Questions to the Chief Executive 12th September 2022 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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