{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 19th February, 2024, 2.00 pm

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Fiona Moore  Catherine Cahill

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1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15th January, 2024. pdf icon PDF 450 KB

Attached herewith.

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Replies from the Director of Services for the North Central Area

Attached herewith.

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ENVIRONMENT & TRANSPORTATION MATTERS

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3a

Minutes of the TAG meeting dated 30th January, 2024, for noting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Reports attached herewith.

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3b

Gully Report for noting pdf icon PDF 698 KB

Report attached herewith.

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3c

Dublin Agglomeration Noise Action Plan 2024 - Presentation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Presentation attached herewith -Owen McManus, Senior Engineer, Technical Support Division

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3d

Road Maintenance Service Works Programme 2024

Report attached herewith.  Ronan Connolly

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PLANNING & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

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4a

Disposals - Proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of 16 Carleton Road, Marino, Dublin 3.

Report & map attached herewith.  Bláthnaid Conlon

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4b

Disposals - Proposed disposal of plot and grant of wayleave at Glin Court, Glin Grove, Dublin 17. pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report & map attached herewith.  Bláthnaid Conlon

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4c

Disposals - Plot to rear of 33 Casino Road, Marino

Report & map attached herewith – Bláthnaid Conlon

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4d

Leases & Licences -Grant of a lease of Tolka Park Stadium, Richmond Road, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Report & map attached herewith – Don Daly/Bláthnaid Conlon

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4e

Extinguishments - Proposal to initiate the EPROW of the landing/car park area adjacent to 89 Swords Road pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Report & map attached herewith.  Fiona Moore

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4f

Naming & numbering - proposal for a large scale residential development on a site known as Cromcastle Underpass, Dublin 5. pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Report & map attached herewith.  Lynda Drysdale

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5.

NORTH CENTRAL AREA MATTERS

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5a

Discretionary Fund for formal agreement at meeting without discussion

Report for noting to be circulated separately to members.  Derek Farrell/Mick Carroll

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5b

Area Managers reports pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Reports attached herewith.  Derek Farrell/Mick Carroll

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5c

Housing supply report for noting pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report attached herewith.

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6.

CULTURE, RECREATION & ECONOMIC MATTERS

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6a

Parks Draft Works Programme

Attached herewith.  Please note:  This is a discussion document and is not to be circulated outside of the membership of the NCAC.  Fergus O’Carroll

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6b

Arts Officers report

Verbal report.  Kelly Hickey

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6c

Sports & wellbeing report for noting pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Report attached herewith.

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7.

MOTIONS

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7a

Motion in the name of Cllr. Racheal Batten

 

That this North Central Area Committee votes in favour of the approved and recommended crossing at Kilmore Road/Ardmore being prioritised for funding, given the need and the dangerous nature of the crossing.

 

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7b

Motion in the name of Cllr. Racheal Batten

 

That this North Central Area Committee submit to the Minister of Transport the need for a light rail for North Central especial along the Oscar Traynor Road meeting the dart station. The Santry Green way is an expensive piece of work and we need to explore if a light rail can run alongside this route. The population in this area of the city has grown and is one of the largest in the country and we need to ensure that infrastructure is put in place to reduce C02 emission, which is delivered by light rail transport, as they are high density transport.

 

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7c

Motion in the name of Cllr. Racheal Batten

 

That this North Central Area Committee agrees that an review is done on the new cycle lanes that have been put in place and the use of them, on assessing if there is any increase of cycle use on those routes.

 

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7d

Motion in the name of Cllr. John Lyons

 

That this North Central Area Committee welcomes the plans to regenerate the Cromcastle Court flat complex and develop the Old Coalyard site; believes that early and regular consultation with the community, both residents of the flat complex and their neighbours in the area, will be crucial; and calls on the City Council to produce and present to the community and local councillors at the earliest possible date, a masterplan for the entire site at Cromcastle Court/Old Coalyard site.

 

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7e

Motion in the name of Cllr. Micheal MacDonncha

Withdrawn by Councillor.

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7f

Motion in the name of Cllr. Alison Gilliland

 

That this North Central Area Committee recognises the increased difficulties in safe traffic management at the Kilmore Road/Ardmore Drive junction since the removal of the sensor on the traffic lights on Ardmore Drive. It has been agreed that a fully signalised junction is required to upgrade the traffic management system but no timeline has been provided. However, given the increase in traffic incidents at this junction and the concerns that serious injury will occur, the North Central Area Committee agrees that works on the full signalisation of this junction be prioritised. 

 

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7g

Motion in the name of Cllr. Alison Gilliland

 

That this North Central Area Committee notes the exceptional success of the DCC installed cafes and toilets in Albert College Park and in Griffith Park, both of which have allowed use of facilities and footfall in both parks to grow. The North Central Area Committee recognises the significant use of Ellenfield Park not only those playing sports there but also parents and young children and seniors getting out for their daily walk and talk. Therefore, the North Central Area Committee agrees to install a cafe and toilet facility in Ellenfield Park and to immediately prioritise the tendering process for same so local residents can begin to enjoy this facility by the summer season of use. 

 

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7h

Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this area committee requests an update on the funding allocated to Rockfield tennis pavilion in the recent capital budget, plans on how to proceed and details of any engagement to date with the club.

 

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7i

Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

This area committee requests a comprehensive update on the situation with the trees in Marino including a written report on

 

a)    Whether the fruit tree replacement is still happening and if the parks service believes it should?

b)    If so, how many trees remain to be removed and what is the timeframe for doing so?

c)    What challenges the parks service has encountered in terms of this project?

d)    What is the situation with regard to replacing the trees as there are empty tree pits (no stumps, just pits) across Marino? How many trees are outstanding to be replaced and can we have a breakdown of the reasons for delay in replacing them (i.e. – proportion where roots are not yet degraded, decision taken not to replace etc.)

e)    If the parks department has had any recent engagement with Marino residents or the residents association regarding this.

 

 

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7j

Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this area committee requests a full presentation of the data and outcomes from the recent Marino traffic survey and, furthermore, a meeting with the area office and traffic engineer to discuss a plan of action for a holistic approach to tackling traffic issues in the Marino estate.

 

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Motion in the name of Cllr. Jane Horgan Jones

 

That this North Central Area Committeeprovide funding support for two schools (De La Salle, Kilbarrack and Manor House, Raheny) in the North Central area, to participate in the Yellow Flag programme in line with council policies on inclusion and diversity.

 

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7l

Motion in the name of Cllr. Deirdre Heney

 

That this North Central Area Committee asks the manager to please provide, as agreed, the required letter for residents of homes in Castle Court and Auburn to provide to insurance companies in order that residents can get continue to obtain flood insurance.

 

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7m

Motion in the name of Cllr. Deirdre Heney

 

That this North Central Area Committeecalls on the Manger to arrange to repair/replace the seating/picnic tables on Bull Island as they have become damaged as is visible from picture attached.

 

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7n

Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this North Central Area Committeeasks the manager to provide a written statement on the issue of Marino Library and wheelchair accessibility and to engage with the DCC disability/accessibility officer and the libraries service on an urgent solution to ensure accessibility.  At present the steps/rails and the heavy doors are barriers to independent accessibility for wheelchair users living locally.

 

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7o

Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this North Central Area Committeeonce again calls for lighting (ideally solar based, motion activated) in Fairview Park. Many residents in Fairview and Eastwall cut through the park in the evenings to access public transport or as part of their route home or indeed to exercise in the Winter evenings and a lack of lighting in what is effectively an open public area is a safety risk. If the barrier is funding, can the parks office outline what the costs would likely be?

 

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7p

Motion in the name of Cllr. Naoise O'Muiri

 

That this North Central Area Committee asks the Manager that the trees in the area between Beresford Green and Griffith Avenue are pruned within the current pruning window.

 

 

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7q

Motion in the name of Cllr. Donna Cooney

 

That this North Central Area Committee is concerned for the lack of available playing fields in the Clontarf LEA and also facilities especially for women and girls, changing rooms, toilets and will do a study of needs and put a plan in place urgently with consultation of all sports clubs in the area and local reps. 

 

 

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7r

Motion in the name of Cllr. Damian O'Farrell

 

That this North Central Area Committee requests the area manager to organise the repair of a park wall which was clearly knocked over by a utility vehicle (bin) a couple of months ago. The wall is located at the smaller green in Griffith Court, Fairview D3 near the entrance to Fairview Community Unit.  There is CCTV footage of a refuse vehicle clearly marked Panda obviously damaging the wall.  The firm initially denied and had no report of the incident. I'm not sure what their position is now but the wall remains damaged.  This Committee also instructs DCC to recover all costs from Panda Refuse.  I have the footage available for further action.  

 

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