{meta} Agenda for Planning and Urban Form SPC on Tuesday 26th November, 2019, 3.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Aileen Mac Dermott 


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Minutes of Meeting 26th February 2019 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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1.      Minutes of meeting 26th February 2019

Minutes: Agreed



Minutes of Introduction Meeting 17th October 2019 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

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1.    Minutes of Introduction Meeting 17th October 2019

Minutes: Agreed



Matters arising

No matters arising

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No Issues


Z6 / Z7 Lands Review pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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4.    Z 6 / Z 7 Lands Review

Dublin City Planner gave a presentation that highlighted:

Land Use Zoning Objectives

Drivers for Change

Categories of industrial lands

Larger Z6/Z7 sites which will be subject to More Detailed Plans:

1.   Dublin Industrial Estate lands (45.50 ha)

2.   Jamestown Business Park & Finglas Business Centre lands (43.11 ha)

3.   Oscar Traynor Road/ Malahide Road lands (43.16 ha)

4.   Naas Road/ Kylemore Road lands (140.22 ha)

Next Steps

       Mechanisms for effective delivery

       Impact on the review of the upcoming City Development Plan and the future content of the Draft Plan in 2021

       Timelines & Project management

 Discussion followed



Active Land Management pdf icon PDF 323 KB

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5.     Active Land Management

Senior Executive Officer for Development went through Report and gave a detailed overview of Active Land Management including the process and time line for CPO’s.

Areas covered by the Report included a detailed explanation of the working of the following:

Derelict Sites

Property Acquisitions

Vacant Sites Register

 Discussion followed and it was suggested by Cllr. McAdam that this could be an opportunity for the SPC to look at the policy and strategy behind CPO’s and the acquisition of vacant and derelict sites.



Planning Enforcement pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Update on Inspections

Update on Air B & B New Short Term Letting Department

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6.    Planning Enforcement

Senior Executive Officer for Planning went through Report as the Planning Enforcement Manager was unable to attend as was in Court.

Update on Inspections and comparison with 2018

Update on Air B & B staff structure for new section.


Written report to be circulated and Planning Enforcement Manager to attend next SPC.




No Motions

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No Motions


A.O.B Building Control Update pdf icon PDF 140 KB


Building Control Update



Next Meeting:  25th February 2020


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8.    A.O.B.

Building Control Update

The Senior Building Surveyor gave a presentation on the workings of the Building Control Section:

·         Core functionis the proper administration and enforcement of Building Control & Building Regulations

       Other statutory functions include:

      Market Surveillance Authority for the European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013

      European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2012

       10 x Technical and 7 x Administrative Staff

       851 Inspections of Construction Sites  so far in 2019

      2 x Enforcement Notices Served

      1 x District Court Conviction


New National Building Control Office set up to provide advice and ensure consistency to all Local Authorities and Building Control staff nationwide.



That there be regular updates from Building Control over the next year.

Cllr. Sophie Nicoullaud to contact Irish Green Building Council to see if they would like to make a presentation to The Planning and Urban Form SPC and to liaise with the Chair.


Whitefriar Place:

Cllr. Mannix Flynn raised concerns about the development of the homeless hub at Whitefriar Place.

Cornamona Court Development:

Cllr. Daithí De Róiste raised concerns about the Cornamona Court Development re out of hours working.


Both matters to be investigated.



Date of next Meeting 25th February 2020 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Date of Meetings for 2020 to be agreed

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9.    Date of the next Meeting is 25th February 2020

Date of Meetings for 2020