{meta} Agenda for Planning and Urban Form SPC on Tuesday 27th November, 2018, 3.30 pm

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1.

Minutes of meeting pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Minutes of meeting 24th April 2018

Minutes of Special Joint Meeting 25th September 2018

Minutes of Meeting 25th September

 

Order: Minutes agreed.

2.

Matters arising

Minutes:

Apologies from Cllr. Janice Boylan and John McGrane

 

The Chair offered congratulations to Odran Reid on getting funding approval for research/study on The Santry River Greenway.

 

Poolbeg West SDZ:  An Bord Pleanála looking for further information on Parking, Public Realm and existing Community Facilities, information to be back to the Department by the 20th January 2019.

 

Agreed to circulate copy of submission made to the Department re. the “Draft Urban Development and Building Height: Guidelines for Planning Authorities”. 

 

 

3.

Resourcing of Enforcement relating to Short Term Accommodation units pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Minutes:

 

Report circulated prior to meeting.

 

Discussion Followed

 

Agreed: Report Noted

4.

List of Acquisitions 01/01/2018 to 31/06/2018 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Minutes:

List circulated to members prior to meeting.

 

Discussion followed

 

Agreed: List Noted

5.

Vacant Sites Register pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Minutes:

Report circulated prior to meeting. Discussion followed.

 

Agreed: Report Noted

6.

Motions

Motion in the name Of Cllr. Dermot Lacey:

 This Committee request the Manager to report on what consideration is given

To previous An Bord Pleanála decisions in relation to specific sites when new

applications are being made for the same site and what legislative measures

the Manager believes may be desirable or necessary to help ensure that best

planning decisions can be arrived at in these circumstances consistent with

the precedent of An Bord Pleanála decisions and hence avoiding unnecessary and

repetitious appeals."

 

 

 

 

Motion in the name Of Cllr. Dermot Lacey:

"In light of the increased number of construction projects and to ensure

disruption caused by such projects to residents are kept to a minimum, this

Committee agrees to discuss and request a report from the Manager on a

strengthening of the Planning Enforcement regime to include some or all of the

following:

 

  1.  The Planning Enforcement Office at Dublin City Council are required to

publish a list of active construction sites in the catchment area of Dublin

City Council with details of the owner of the site, the developer, the main

contractor and all sub-contractors working on the site as may be the case from

time to time.

  2.  It will be a requirement of the main contractor of a construction site

to provide a contact number with a live person available 24 hours a day for

the duration of their involvement on the site.

  3.  It will be a requirement within the planning conditions granted to all

construction sites that seven days notice of an Out of Hours permit request is

notified to local residents within a 500 meter distance of the boundary of the

site so they may lodge objections and that the issuing officer in Dublin City

Council must write their reasons for granting or denying a permit and that

decision must be made available to anyone on an Freedom of Information

request.

  4.  Out of Hours work permits will be restricted to a maximum of six hours

past the normal working hours stipulated in the planning conditions. The

normal working hours shall be set at 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to

2pm on Saturday. Public holiday weekends from the 2pm finish time on that

Saturday will not be considered for Out of Hours permit requests.

  5.  The Planning Enforcement Office at Dublin City Council must maintain and

publish monthly reports on the Dublin City Council website with details of

complaints made by the public against construction sites for breeches of

planning conditions on the grounds of Out of Hours work where prior permission

would be required. In addition, the Planning Enforcement office will be

required to give a detailed report on the investigation they carried out on

foot of the complaint.

  6.  The Planning Enforcement Office will be required to accept and consider

any evidence supplied by a complainant in their investigation of the

complaint.

  7.  The Planning Enforcement Office must complete their investigation of a

complaint within six weeks of receipt  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

Minutes:

Motion in the name Of Cllr. Dermot Lacey:

 This Committee request the Manager to report on what consideration is given

To previous An Bord Pleanála decisions in relation to specific sites when new

applications are being made for the same site and what legislative measures

the Manager believes may be desirable or necessary to help ensure that best

planning decisions can be arrived at in these circumstances consistent with

the precedent of An Bord Pleanála decisions and hence avoiding unnecessary and

           repetitious appeals

 

Cllr. Lacey explained the context of Motion.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Agreed: A short report will be prepared by the City Planner for the next SPC meeting

 

Agreed:Report to Councillor

 

Motion in the name Of Cllr. Dermot Lacey:

"In light of the increased number of construction projects and to ensure

disruption caused by such projects to residents are kept to a minimum, this

Committee agrees to discuss and request a report from the Manager on a

strengthening of the Planning Enforcement regime to include some or all of the

following:

 

  1.  The Planning Enforcement Office at Dublin City Council are required to

publish a list of active construction sites in the catchment area of Dublin

City Council with details of the owner of the site, the developer, the main

contractor and all sub-contractors working on the site as may be the case from

time to time.

  2.  It will be a requirement of the main contractor of a construction site

to provide a contact number with a live person available 24 hours a day for

the duration of their involvement on the site.

  3.  It will be a requirement within the planning conditions granted to all

construction sites that seven days notice of an Out of Hours permit request is

notified to local residents within a 500 meter distance of the boundary of the

site so they may lodge objections and that the issuing officer in Dublin City

Council must write their reasons for granting or denying a permit and that

decision must be made available to anyone on an Freedom of Information

request.

  4.  Out of Hours work permits will be restricted to a maximum of six hours

past the normal working hours stipulated in the planning conditions. The

normal working hours shall be set at 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to

2pm on Saturday. Public holiday weekends from the 2pm finish time on that

Saturday will not be considered for Out of Hours permit requests.

  5.  The Planning Enforcement Office at Dublin City Council must maintain and

publish monthly reports on the Dublin City Council website with details of

complaints made by the public against construction sites for breeches of

planning conditions on the grounds of Out of Hours work where prior permission

would be required. In addition, the Planning Enforcement office will be

required to give a detailed report on the investigation they carried out on

foot of the complaint.

  6.  The Planning Enforcement Office will be required  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

A.O.B.

Dates for SPC Meetings 2019

 

26th February

30th April

 

Minutes:

 

Dates for SPC Meetings 2019
26th February
30th April

 

       Next meeting:  Scheduled for 26th February 2019 @ 3.30 in the Council Chamber, City Hall