{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 18th May, 2020, 2.00 pm


Venue: Remotely

No. Item


Minutes of the North Central Area Committee meeting pdf icon PDF 249 KB

(Report herewith)


Questions to the Area Manager pdf icon PDF 514 KB

(Report herewith)


Area Matters


"Proposed Variation (No 30) of Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 5 - 6 Newtown Cottages, Malahide Road. pdf icon PDF 618 KB

Fidelma Fahey (powerpoint)


North Bull Island Nature Reserve Action Plan 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Fergus O’Carroll (Report herewith)


Area Update - Artane/Whitehall pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Derek Farrell (Report herewith)


Area Update - Clontarf/Donaghmede pdf icon PDF 441 KB

Elaine Mulvenny (Report herewith)


Proposed disposal of a plot and grant of a wayleave to the Electricity Supply Board at Belcamp Lane, Dublin 17 to supply a new sub station. pdf icon PDF 421 KB

(Report herewith)

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Naming & Numbering Proposal for a new apartment development on the site of the temporary schools in Belmayne (on the old Balgriffin Park Lands) Wellfield Bridge Apartment pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Elaine Mulvenny (Report herewith)

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Housing Supply Report pdf icon PDF 755 KB

(Report herewith)


Housing Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 493 KB

(Report herewith)


Public Domain Update pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Richard Cleary/Dympna McCann (Report herewith)


Sports and Wellbeing Partnership Report pdf icon PDF 277 KB

(Report herewith)


Roads and Streets Matters


Minutes of TAG Meeting held on 15th April, 2020. pdf icon PDF 175 KB

(Report herewith)

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Items for following meeting




Motion in the name of Councillor Lawrence Hemmings

That this Area Office would adopt an ecology-first approach to managing vegetation in the public space as our Area is indeed an integral and ecologically significant component of coastal habitat within the Dublin Bay Biosphere. This approach, in-line with the City Biodiversity Plan, would ensure that actions taken by all divisions of DCC, including Parks, Traffic and Public Realm, would maintain and trim vegetation providing ecosystem services, rather than undertake complete / near complete removal of vegetated areas supporting local populations of species and helping nature during a biodiversity crisis.  By way of an example, I raised a relevant issue previously concerning the removal of trees along the James Larkin Road cycle path, which had been providing important feeding habitat to birds, including finch species before its removal. That habitat is no longer available to species and will not be for a number of years because an ecology-first approach was not taken to vegetation management at the time.