{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 13th January, 2021, 11.00 am

Agenda and draft minutes

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 9th December and matters arising pdf icon PDF 547 KB

Minutes:

Agreed : Minutes Agreed

Matters arising: It was noted that Cllr Naoise O’Muiri’s name was omitted from the Minutes

 

2.

Chairpersons Business

See agenda point 2i

2a

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Correspondence

Agreed : Correspondence from the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage regarding provision of emergency accommodation for those finding themselves without accommodation was Noted

 

3.

Update on Working Groups

See agenda points

 

i.              Rent Review Working Group

ii.            Public Housing Working Group

iii.           Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

 

Minutes:

Chairperson provided an update on the three working groups

 

Agreed : Updates Noted

 

3a

Rent Review Working Group

Minutes:

Rent Review Working Group – this Group will meet on an intermittent basis to review the implementation of rent arrears recommendations made by the Group

 

3b

Public Housing Working Group

Minutes:

Public Housing Working Group – this Group will meet to discuss the draft anti-social behaviour policy

 

3c

Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

Minutes:

Services for Senior Citizens Working Group – this Group met on two occasions in December. Cllr Mary Freehill was elected Chairperson. It discussed the 2014 - 2019 Age Friendly Strategy with a view to drafting a new Strategy. In the context of the Dublin City Development Plan process, it also discussed planning related matters from the perspective of the senior citizens

4.

Housing Management Update

See agenda points

 

i.              Report on Housing Supply

ii.             Report on Homelessness

 

4a

Report on Housing Supply pdf icon PDF 604 KB

Minutes:

Report on Housing Supply

 

The following considerations were raised;

 

·       Covid 19 social housing construction derogation clarification

·      Impact of construction constraints including difficulties with workforce remobilisation

·       Implications of Brexit on the construction supply chain

·       Covid health & safety on sites

·      Dublin City Council (DCC) Sites update including Gullistan Terrace, Poolbeg, St Anne’s Court & Connaught St developments.

·       Acquisitions

·       Statistical queries re Report

 

Agreed : Report Noted

 

4b

Report on Homelessness pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Minutes:

Report on Homelessness

 

Members expressed their condolences to families of deceased homeless persons

 

The following considerations were raised;

 

·      Direct Provision

·      Covid Impact

·      Dry Hostels/Secure Hostels

·      Homeless figures breakdown

·      Homeless demographic

·      Family support teams

·      Interpersonal issues experienced by those who are homeless

·      Housing First programme update

·      Stakeholder engagement

·      HSE & DRHE collaboration

·      Analysis of causes of/reasons for homeless  

 

Agreed : Analysis/research detail on causes of/reasons for single and couple presentations to be included in future SPC report.  

 

5.

Potential EU Funding Opportunities Housing and Community Development

Verbal Update

Minutes:

Agreed : Agreed to defer to February meeting

 

6.

Pre-Draft Consultation of the City Development Plan pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Minutes:

Deirdre Scully, Dublin City Council Deputy City Planner, made a presentation to the Committee on the housing issues pertaining to the drafting of the new Dublin City Development Plan

 

The following considerations were raised;

 


·         How developing infill site can be made more viable

·         Strategic Housing Developments (SHD’s)

·         Research & evidence as a base for future policy

·         Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage engagement

·         Community Gain

·         How Living Over Shop could be realised through the Development Plan.

·         The de-legitimising of the status of the Development Plan by national legislation

·         Residential planning for population predictions

·         Different apartment standards between Development Plan and national legislation for example dual aspect requirements

·         Market distortion

·         Environmental costs vs environmental values to support sustainability in future housing delivery

·         Historical cultural assets, protection and opportunities

·         ‘Green’ grants as a possible intervention

·         Planning application assessment

·         Planning for remote working

·         Planning to meet social housing targets

·         Land availability to meet social housing targets

·         Housing Needs Assessment


 

 

Agreed : Agenda Point 6 to move up agenda


 

7.

Lord Mayor's Taskforce on Homelessness

Minutes:

Ard-mhéara Hazel Chu updated members and thanked participants for their involvement.

 

The following considerations were raised at a meeting between the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Taskforce members in late December:

 

·         Stakeholder Engagement

·         Outreach Services

·         Key Workers

·         Mental Health

·         Addiction Provisions

·         Legislative Amendments - Evictions

 

Agreed : Update Noted

 

8.

Report on Construction Costs - DCC New Build pdf icon PDF 437 KB

Minutes:

Agreed : Agreed to defer to February meeting

 

9.

Motion in the names of Cllrs James Geoghegan & Colm O'Rourke

The Housing SPC;

  • acknowledges the vote adopted by Dublin City Council on the 16th of November 2020 to vote against the resolution “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report 310/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein”;
  • urgently requests the attendance of a representative or representatives of the preferred bidder for the Oscar Traynor Road site Glenveagh Living Limited and Glenveagh Homes Limited to appear before a meeting of the SPC before the end of 2020;
  • urgently requests a copy of the report provided from the Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, provided to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage following the vote adopted by Dublin City Council on the 16th of November 2020;
  • urgently requests a written report and any minutes of the meeting between Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage which discussed the Oscar Traynor Road site.

 

Minutes:

Agreed : Agreed to defer to February meeting

 

10.

AOB

Minutes:

The following considerations were raised;

 

·         Oscar Traynor Road Development/Tender

·         Sherriff St Site – Part V price

 

Cllr. Alison Gilliland

CHAIRPERSON