{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Monday 15th July, 2024, 2.00 pm

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1.

Welcome to the new North Central Area Committee

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1a

Election of chairperson and vice chairperson for the North Central Area Committee

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Nominations (4) from the Artane Whitehall LEA for membership of the Darndale Implementation Oversight Group (IOG)

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Nominations (4) from the Artane Whitehall LEA for membership of the Oscar Traynor Forum

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Minutes of the meeting held on 20th May, 2024. pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Attached herewith.

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Questions to the Director of Services for the North Central Area pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Attached herewith.

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Environment and Transportation Matters

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4a

Minutes of the TAG meeting dated 25th June, 2024 for noting only pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Attached herewith.  Will Mangan, Maire NicReamoinn, Catalin Rosca.

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Gully Reports (May & June) for noting only pdf icon PDF 725 KB

Attached herewith.

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Planning and Property Matters

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Disposals - proposed disposal of the Council's Fee Simple Interest in a site at 41 Newtown Avenue, Coolock Industrial Estate, Dublin 17 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Report & map attached herewith.  Nicky Finegan

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5b

Disposals -proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of 57 Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17

Report and map attached herewith.  Nicky Finegan

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Disposals - proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of 77 Shelmartin Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3.

Report & map attached herewith. Nicky Finegan

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Culture, Recreation and Economic Matters

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Arts Officer's Report pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Report attached herewith.  Ray Yeates

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Sports & Wellbeing Officer's Report for noting only. pdf icon PDF 573 KB

Attached herewith.

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North Central Area Matters

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Area Managers Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Attached herewith.  Derek Farrell, Mick Carroll.

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Housing Supply Report for noting pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Attached herewith.

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Motions

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(1) Motion in the name of Cllr. Alison Field

 

That this committee agrees to request the manager to examine if the installation of Columbarium Walls in the Donnybrook cemetery can be replicated in the very old graveyard on Killester Avenue, Killester.

 

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(2) Motion in the name of Cllr. John Lyons

 

That this North Central Area Committee agrees and acknowledges the longstanding and ongoing concerns and fears of residents in the Ardmore and Montrose areas of Artane regarding the difficulties and dangers they encounter as they try to enter and exit their estate at the junction of Ardmore Drive and Kilmore Road and calls on Dublin City Council to outline its plans and timelines regarding proposed works to enhance the safety of everyone - pedestrians, cyclists, motorists - at this junction and to convene a meeting with the residents association, local public representatives and all relevant council staff as soon as possible.

 

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(3) Motion in the name of Cllr. John Lyons

 

That this North Central Area Committee agrees and acknowledges the longstanding and ongoing concerns and fears of residents in Kilmore West regarding the persistent and increasingly dangerous problem of over-parking in the community and calls on Dublin City Council to convene a meeting with all relevant city council staff, representatives from Beaumont Hospital, local residents and public representatives to work toward a solution.

 

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(4) Motion in the name of Cllr. John Lyons

 

That this North Central Area Committee agrees and calls for an upgrade of the existing 9 hole pitch and putt course in Belcamp Park, Dublin 17.

 

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(5) Motion in the name of Cllr. Jesslyn Henry

 

That this North Central Area Committee supports no change to the zoning in relation to the St. Luke’s Church lands in Kilmore West. At present the land is used as a social club for residents, community playgroup and after school facility. There has been talk in the community and the priest has contacted these groups to advise that their contracts may be terminated due to possible building on the land. This would mean rezoning of the land and I ask this committee to support keeping the existing zoning for community and recreational use.

 

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(6) Motion in the names of Cllrs. Donna Cooney, Naoise O'Muiri, Catherine Stocker, Deirdre Heney, Barry Heneghan & Alison Field

 

That this North Central Area Committee with the support of all the Clontarf Area Councillors request that there is no further delay in providing public toilets and the ones agreed for the Clontarf promenade at the site of the pump station and at the back of Happy Out cafe on Bull Island and St Anne’s Park including accessible toilets and changing places are provided within the next three months.

 

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(7) Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this North Central Area Committee calls on the DCC parking services to conduct a review of parking allocations at Annadale Avenue with a view to assigning parking for non-resident of the avenue elsewhere. Multiple residents have been in touch regarding this. Six permits have been issued to residents from nearby roads and it is extremely problematic as there is insufficient parking for the residents on the Avenue itself. DCC advise that there are 27 spaces on the street but residents have measured it in terms of DCC’s own minimum recommendations and assessed it as actually having 22. If six of 22 potential spaces are allocated to residents from elsewhere that constitutes a 25% allocation elsewhere when Annadale is adjacent to shops and a café and therefore has high levels of parking from these also.

 

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(8) Motion in the name of Cllr. Catherine Stocker

 

That this North Central Area Committee calls on the parks superintendent to arrange for the provision of additional baby/toddler swings at Fairview Park playground. There is only one swing in this playground for this age range and there is a consistent queue to use it leaving local parents extremely frustrated. There is an adjacent equipment item – small trampoline – which is consistently out of use and has been cordoned off for months and which should be removed to make space for additional swings.

 

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(9) Motion in the name of Cllr. Aishling Silke

 

That this North Central Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to commit to producing and publishing a community infrastructure development plan.

 

Many community buildings require updating and expanding and some are no longer fit for purpose. There are community groups with no access to buildings, while meals and wheels services are closing.  An audit of current community service provision is urgently required, along with a public consultation to ascertain the services required by the local community.

 

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(10) Motion in the name of Cllr. Donna Cooney

 

That this North Central Area Committee agree that the area around the boat slip on Clontarf promenade be fixed up, I’ve had various motions on this from 2019 to present and had positive responses but to date the surface is very bad, no bike stands were supplied as requested, nor a small shelter for swimmers, even though this is not a destination bathing location it is used by swimmers traditionally for generations and facilities could be improved for the community that uses this area for a range of amenities.

 

 

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(11) Motion in the name of Cllr. Donna Cooney

 

That this North Central Area Committee agrees to putting in more zebra crossings as we have none and new recent changes in rules of the road traffic legislation better facilitates the implementation now, that one be put across Copeland Avenue, Clontarf at the Howth road end, which has been requested by residents for three decades now.

 

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(12) Motion in the name of Cllr. Donna Cooney

 

That this North Central Area Committee welcomes the advertisement of three new biodiversity officer roles by Dublin City Council, one is to be assigned to the Dublin bay biosphere, one for planning and ecological assessment and one to implement the biodiversity action plan.  We look forward to meeting them at the next North Bull Island Oversight forum.

 

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(13) Motion in the name of Cllr. Barry Heneghan

That this North Central Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to implement a comprehensive tree pruning program for the entire North Area, prioritizing areas with significant overgrowth that pose safety risks and impede pedestrian pathways.

 

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(14) Motion in the name of Cllr. Barry Heneghan

That this North Central Area Committee urges the Area Manager to ask Dublin City Council to employ a fulltime accessibility officer (like Fingal have) to oversee all development of housing and transportation throughout the city ensuring all DPRO's / DPOs are contacted and included in the future development discussions. 

 

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(15) Motion in the name of Cllr. Naoise O'Muiri

 

As the works for the C2CC project start to near completion and as a practical way to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Marino Estate, this North Central Area Committee calls on Dublin City Council to develop and implement a comprehensive Neighbourhood Traffic Management Scheme for Marino to finally deal with rat-running and improve the living environment for residents.

 

 

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