{meta} Agenda for Central Area Committee on Tuesday 8th June, 2021, 10.00 am

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1.

With reference to the minutes of the Central Area Committee held on 11th May 2021. pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed.

2.

With reference to the Questions to the Area Managers. pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ORDER: Noted. (See Appendix 1)

3.

With reference to the North Port Dwellers Association and North Wall Community Association - presentation on the experiences of local communities at the centre of the Docklands development.

Minutes:

ORDER: Presentation noted.

4.

With reference to notification of initiation under Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 the Demolition of Connaught Street Stand, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. pdf icon PDF 920 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

5.

With further reference to the proposed disposal of the Council's fee simple interest in land at 60/61 King Street North, Dublin 7. pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ORDER: Deferred to next meeting.

 

6.

With further reference to the disposal of 28 Abbey Street & 109 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed with amendment to Clause 12 (purchase of units only). Recommend to City Council.

 

 

7.

With reference to the proposed disposal of fee simple interest in 35 Upper Abbey Street (part of) to Abbey Cottages Limited. pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

8.

With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of 152 Claremont Court, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

9.

With reference to the proposed grant of a further lease at 12 Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

10.

With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of part of the premises at 1-4 Portland Square, Dublin 1 to The Cavan Centre Limited. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

11.

With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of part of the premises at 1-4 Portland Square, Dublin 1 to the Community After Schools Project (CASPr). pdf icon PDF 677 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

12.

With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of Unit 1 Killarney Court, Buckingham Street Upper, Dublin 1 to Dublin Inner City Community Cooperative Society Limited. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Minutes:

ORDER: Agreed. Recommend to City Council.

 

13.

With reference to Standing Order 48 and Effective Meeting Management. pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: The following changes to arrangements for meetings of the Central Area Committees were agreed:

·         A new start time of 9am.

·         A maximum time limit of 2 ½ hours on meetings with an option to extend the meeting by a maximum of 30 minutes with the agreement of a majority of Members present. The decision to extend the meeting to be taken no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled conclusion of the meeting.

14.

With reference to update on Stoneybatter Greening Strategy. pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

15.

With reference to Traffic Advisory Group minutes. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

16.

With reference to the North East inner City Initiative. pdf icon PDF 961 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

17.

With reference to Public Domain. pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

18.

With reference to Housing Matters in the North East Inner city and the North West Inner City. pdf icon PDF 571 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ORDER: Reports noted.

 

19.

With reference to Community Matters in the North Inner City. pdf icon PDF 555 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

20.

With reference to the Cabra/Glasnevin Area Report. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

21.

With reference to Housing Matters in Cabra/Glasnevin. pdf icon PDF 569 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

22.

With reference to Community Matters in Cabra/Glasnevin. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

23.

With reference to Sports in the Central Area. pdf icon PDF 484 KB

Minutes:

ORDER: Report noted.

 

24.

With reference to Motions to the Area Managers. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes:

The following Emergency Motions to the Area Managers were tabled:

 

Emergency motion in the names of Councillors Séamas McGrattan, Declan Meenagh, Darcy Lonergan, Cat O’Driscoll, Colm O’Rourke, Cieran Perry & Eimer McCormack:

That this Area Committee calls on the NTA to support and fund a commuter stop in Cabra along the new preferred route for the DART+ South West line.

 

ORDER: Agreed. Letter to be sent to the NTA.

 

Emergency motion in the names of Councillors Christy Burke, Nial Ring and Anthony Flynn.

That this Central Area Committee agree to send congratulations and best of luck in the Tokyo Olympics to Kellie Harrington and Emmet Brennan, both from the North Inner city.

 

ORDER: Agreed. Letters to be sent to Kellie Harrington and Emmet Brennan.

 

Emergency Motion in the names of Councillors Nial Ring, Cieran Perry, Janice Boylan, Anthony Flynn, Séamas McGrattan, Christy Burke, Eimer McCormack, Joe Costello, Ray McAdam and Colm O’Rourke.

 

In November 2020 this Committee unanimously passed my motion supporting funding towards the landscaping of the new Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire. The report on the motion stated, inter alia, that “the Area Office will assist in any way possible to support the concept of enhancing greening at any location within the North Inner City”, including an Ghaelscoil.

 

The  design team for Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire has informed the school board that, due increased building fabric costs, no soft landscape will be provided within the new school build as provided by the Department of Education and Skills.

 

This is a major setback to the school and is at variance with the aims and objectives of the DCC report ‘The North East Inner City Greening Strategy’ (2018) by Dublin City Council's Parks Department which describes, in detail, the challenges of the deprivation of good quality open space for the NIC community. The deficit in green infrastructure in the area is also highlighted in the  2017 study by University College Dublin which compares urban tree cover across the metropolitan area of Dublin City Council.

 

However, this committee notes that the North Inner City has been recently allocated €174.3m under “Call 2” of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund  Regeneration, part of which is for “urban greening.”

 

Having regard to all above, and our on-going commitment and support of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, this committee agrees that Dublin City Council will include the cost of the landscaping component of the redevelopment of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire under the  “urban greening/greening strategy”  category of funding detailed above.

 

RATIONALE:

 

This school has been continually let down by the Department of Education. However, the commitment of the parents, teachers, board of management and local public representatives to the future of the school has been commendable. This motion is another much needed and timely attempt to support the green infrastructure of the area by helping to secure funding for the landscaping of the school.

 

ORDER: Agreed. Funding for the landscaping of the school to be secured.

 

The following Motions to the Area Managers were tabled:

 

Motion  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.