{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 17th February, 2020, 2.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Conference Room - Northside Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the North Central Area Committee Meeting 20th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 349 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Agreed.

2.

Questions to the Area Manager pdf icon PDF 366 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Agreed.

3.

Area Matters

3a

Age Friendly pdf icon PDF 615 KB

Beatrice Casserly (Report herewith) (Power point presentaton)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Noted.  The manager committed to providing “Dementia Training” for all city council staff (front line staff in particular) across the North City Area in conjunction with the Age Friendly Programme.  Presentation to be circulated to the attendance.

 

3b

Pre Part 8 Report to initiate a Part 8 planning application for Fairview Park Tearooms pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Bernard Brady (Report herewith)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Agreed to proceed to public consultation phase.  Councillor O’Farrell expressed concern that the toilet provisions planned are inadequate to meet the needs of the elderly & people with disabilities.  Les Moore to liaise with Councillor O’Farrell & the CRC to determine if there is a hybrid type facility that would be more suitable. 

 

3c

Part 8 St. Anne's Park (Overview of Part 8 Application to be made later this Spring/Summer)

Fergus O’Carroll (Power point presentation)

 

Minutes:

 

Order:  Noted.  This item to be returned to the NCAC in April.  Presentation to be circulated to the attendance.

 

3d

Action Plan - Bull Island Management Plan Objectives

Fergus O’Carroll (Power point presentation)

 

Minutes:

 

Order:  Noted.  Councillors would like to be represented on the Advisory Group/Implementing Committee.  Presentation to be circulated to the attendance.

 

 

 

3e

Clontarf Baths

Norma Kelly  (Planning Enforcement Officer)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Noted:  The manager to provide a written report on his investigations for the next meeting. 

 

3f

Darndale - Waste Management pdf icon PDF 417 KB

Richard Cleary (written report)

Minutes:

 

Order:  Noted.  The manager is to revert to the next meeting with an update on the potential of infill housing being built on the spine site as a means to eradicate anti-social behaviour there.  Ongoing anti-social behaviour & criminal activity to be raised at the next JPC.  Deirdre Murphy to engage with the schools through the Darndale Forum and Richard Cleary (in conjunction with the NCA Community staff) to initiate a children’s poster campaign to combat illegal dumping.

 

3g

Housing Supply Report pdf icon PDF 582 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order:  Noted:

 

3h

Housing Allocations Annual Report 2019 pdf icon PDF 503 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order:  Noted:  Map of allocations areas to be sent to the attendance.

 

3i

Sports and Wellbeing Partnership Report pdf icon PDF 506 KB

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order:  Noted:

 

3j

Proposed disposal of a former laneway to the rear of 7 & 9 Marino Park Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3.

(Report herewith)

Minutes:

Order:  Agreed.  Refer to City Council.

 

4.

Roads and Streets Matters

4a

Minutes of TAG Meeting held on 28th January, 2020 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

(Report herewith)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Order:  Noted.

 

5.

Items for following Meetings

5a

Planning Enforcement

Minutes:

Councillors requested a comprehensive presentation on enforcement – a step by step guide through the process, in particular, what recourse is there for blatant non-compliance of planning permissions.

 

5b

Sports programmes for younger children in schools

Minutes:

The manager to link in with the Sports & Wellbeing Partnership in relation to the provision of boxing sports programmes for younger children (8-10 year olds) in schools across the area.

 

5c

Part 8 St. Anne's Park (Overview of Part 8 Application to be made later this Spring/Summer)

Minutes:

This item to be returned to the NCAC in April. 

6.

Motions

6a

Motion in the name of Councillor John Lyons

This area committee calls for the installation of public lighting along the pathway connecting the Oscar Traynor Road to Cromcastle Road, adjacent to the Kilmore West Recreation Centre, the pigeon club and recently unveiled community garden. This area is known for anti-        social behaviour - public consumption of alcohol and recently, a number of mugging attempts, making it unsafe for many residents in Kilmore West wishing to walk to and back from the local shopping centre.

 

Minutes:

 

This area committee calls for the installation of public lighting along the pathway connecting the Oscar Traynor Road to Cromcastle Road, adjacent to the Kilmore West Recreation Centre, the pigeon club and recently unveiled community garden. This area is known for anti-social behaviour - public consumption of alcohol and recently, a number of mugging attempts, making it unsafe for many residents in Kilmore West wishing to walk to and back from the local shopping centre.

 

Reply:

 

The Parks Service do not provide lighting within Parks or Open Spaces unless there is no safe lit alternative routes.  As there is an existing lit route from the Shopping Centre via Kilmore Road and Cromcastle Road the provision of lighting along this route would be considered very low priority.

 

Contact:          Fergus O’Carroll, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent -     2226625

Email:              parks@dublincity.ie

 

However, while conducting the walkabout around Kilmore in relation to traffic issues, the Local Area Manager will include an inspection of this area.

 

Contact:          Derek Farrell, Acting Assistant Area Manager – 2228546

Email:              derek.farrell@dublincity.ie

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Order:  Agreed.  Report to Councillor.

6b

Motion in the name of Councillor John Lyons

That this area committee reaffirms its commitment to the Glin Boxing Club, fully supports the building of a new premises to accommodate the club at the Glin Road sports centre, requests an update on the project to date and a realistic timeframe for the commencement and completion of the new building.

 

Minutes:

 

That this area committee reaffirms its commitment to the Glin Boxing Club, fully supports the building of a new premises to accommodate the club at the Glin Road sports centre, requests an update on the project to date and a realistic timeframe for the commencement and completion of the new building.

 

Reply:

 

Dublin City Council made a commitment in 2018 to look at adding or enhancing boxing facilities the North Central area.

 

A site beside the Glin Sports Centre was identified as a potential site for a boxing facility subject to site investigations and negotiations with user groups.

 

All architectural, QS and consultation services were carried out in house and funding was secured jointly between the Sports and Recreational Section and the North Central Area Office through discretionary funding.  

 

Sweeny Architects have been successful on a recent procurement competition to issue final design, part 8 application, this will include developer procurement and management of the project throughout construction until completion.

 

Designs needed to be aligned with budget costs in full consultation with user groups and

stakeholders and final design to be issued in the coming weeks.

 

Only when final designs are issued will it be possible to issue a schedule of events from part 8 planning application to procurement of developer.

 

Dublin City Council remains fully committed to bringing this project to tender.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:            Connell McGlynn, Area Housing Manager - 2226942

Email:               connell.mcglynn@dublincity.ie

 

Order:  Agreed.  Report to Councillor.

6c

Motion in the name of Councillor John Lyons

To request that a traffic survey of Kilmore West be conducted as a matter of urgency, with a meeting between representatives from Beaumont Hospital, Dublin City Council and An Garda Siochana to be convened at the earliest possible date to address this continuing and worsening public safety issue.

 

Minutes:

 

To request that a traffic survey of Kilmore West be conducted as a matter of urgency, with a meeting between representatives from Beaumont Hospital, Dublin City Council and An Garda Siochána to be convened at the earliest possible date to address this continuing and worsening public safety issue.

 

Reply:

 

The Local Area Manager will arrange a walkabout with Councillors in Kilmore West.  We will identify all issues and follow up by arranging meetings with relevant DCC Departments, An Garda Siochána and Beaumont Hospital to identify a list of actions we can take to help resolve these issues.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:            Derek Farrell, Acting Assistant Area Manager - 2228546

Email:               derek.farrell@dublincity.ie

 

 

Order:  Agreed.  Councillors requested notification of the walkabout.

 

 

6d

Motion in the name of Councillor Catherine Stocker

That this committee agrees to put ‘share with care’ signage for shared pedestrian and cyclist usage between the pedestrian crossing at Alfie Byrne road and the Clontarf promenade as this area is currently used by pedestrians and cyclists and poses a safety risk. Please see photo attached for area indicated.

 

Minutes:

 

That this committee agrees to put ‘share with care’ signage for shared pedestrian and cyclist usage between the pedestrian crossing at Alfie Byrne road and the Clontarf promenade as this area is currently used by pedestrians and cyclists and poses a safety risk. Please see photo attached for area indicated.

 

Reply:

 

The Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Scheme will involve the construction of segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the road, from the Amiens Street/Talbot Street junction to the Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road junction via North Strand and Fairview. The cycle tracks will tie into the existing cycling facilities on the promenade to the east of Alfie Byrne Road.

 

As part of the scheme, it is proposed to reconfigure the Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road junction in order to incorporate the new cycle tracks and also to realign the cycle link between the junction and the promenade, whilst providing separate footpaths for pedestrians travelling between same.

 

At this time, the scheme is anticipated to go to construction in the autumn of 2020 and construction is expected to take approximately 2 years. In the short term, it is proposed to introduce signage at this location and an appropriate solution is currently being developed.

 

Coilín O’Reilly

Director of Services

North City

 

Contact:   Padraig O’Brien, Executive Engineer, Environment & Transportation

Email:      padraig.obrien@dublincity.ie

 

Order:  Agreed.  Report to Councillor.  The manager to meet with Councillor Cooney on site.  Councillor Stocker requested information on the type of signage to be provided as mentioned in the reply above.