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Terenure-Rathfarnham ACM (1) 6th December 2005 Agenda


Date:
06/12/2005 00:00
Location:
Council Chamber
Standing Orders:
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Headed Items

H-I (1)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

CONFIRMATION AND RE-AFFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Minutes of Meeting of 1st November 2005 (circulated herewith)  

 

Development

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ardagh
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin
"To ask the Manager if the Law Agent has examined the options available to the Council in relation to the hoarding at Willbrook Lawn and to give a report on the matter?"

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin
"To ask the Manager to provide an update as to why the identification of land and transfer of title to Gaeilcoil Chnoc Liamhna is taking so long to expedite and can the Manager give a timetable in which the transfer of title wil be expedited?"

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin
"To ask the Manager for a report on the open space at Willbrook Lawn, currently blocked by two hoardings, including the issue of title to this land and his proposals for dealing with this long-standing issue of concern to local residents?"

Headed Items

H-I (2)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin

Derelict Site St. James's Road

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (3)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin

Disposal of Land at Aranleigh Mount/Barton Drive

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin

Disposal of Site at Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (5)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.

New Works

(no report)

Correspondence

Cor (1)

Submitted by:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.
Responsibility:
Development, Econ. & Transport Planning Dept.

Correspondence

(none received)

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
 

Cathaoirleach's Business

(No Business Received)

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Hugh Hogan
"That the Manager immediately acquire the Title to the small open spaces at the end of Willbrook Lawn, Whitechurch Road which have been boarded up for sometime and that having acquired the title to contact the Residents Association as to its future use."

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Frank Nevin

"That this committee agrees that the unsightly timber hoarding erected by the Council on the open space at the end of Willbrook Lawn (beside both end houses) be removed and the area be reinstated to its previous condition as it was some years ago when Dublin Co. Council maintained this space. This was agreed by decision of  the residents association of Willbrook Lawn at an open meeting on 8th Nov. 2005."

 

Corporate Services

Questions

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. McDermott
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh

"To ask the Manager what discussions have been initiated with Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council to avoid a repeat, in summer 2006, of the disturbing behaviour that residential communities in South Dublin adjacent to Marlay Park had to endure during the programme of Rock Concerts there last summer and would he make a statement on the matter?"

Headed Items

H-I (6)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

New Works

(no report)

Correspondence

Cor (2)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate

Correspondence

(none received)

Motions

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
 

Cathaoirleach's Business

(No Business Received)

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Gary Keogh

"That this committee discuss the request from an intercultural group to provide information on voting - leaflets/ points of contact/   – who is entitled to vote, at what elections, voting procedure etc... etc... and to ascertain the various languages required.  That this be done in conjunction with the various groups in the TRAC area." 

 

Roads

Questions

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"To ask the Manager to provide a safe pedestrian access and upgraded footpath with lighting be constructed along Stocking Lane, this is the access Prospect Manor residents - especially school children have to use daily.  It is totally unsuitable and indeed dangerous with overgrown shrubbery and trees blocking visibility also?"  

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Frank Moran

"To ask the Manager to have the light poles in the Willington area painted – I was informed last year ‘the depot staff will inspect and carry out the necessary works?’’ 

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe
"To ask the Manager to provide a pedestrian crossing at somewhere between the junction of Dodder Park Road and the county boundary adjacent to to Ely Gate....I raised this at a recent traffic study group that perhaps a "refuge" would suffice, however, since then I have been contacted by numerous residents who have complained about the danger in crossing the road and the absence of a pedestrian facility for almost a mile?"

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe
"To ask the manager to engage with the management of Scoil an Spiorad Naomh, Ballyroan in relation to providing a safe pull in /lay-by for cars dropping children off in the morning school rush hour?"

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe
"To ask the Manager to provide a Cul-de-Sac sign at the entrance to St. Marys Avenue, Rathfarnham as a large number of vehicles are entering the Avenue and also would it be possible to provide a sign Residents Parking Only?"

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"To ask the Manager to immediately improve the condition of the footpath on Stocking Lane which services Prospect Manor as its present condition is most unsatisfactory for young and old and to please take note I have requested this on a number of occasions?"

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"To ask the Manager to arrange for the clearance of the drain outside 488 Orwell Park Way as same is blocked, as a result of which there is frequent flooding occurring at this location whenever there is heavy rain and this is a serious problem, in relation to which the residents concerned have previously been in touch with the Council, but the problem has persisted and requires to be addressed once and for all?"

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"To ask the Manager to reinstate the yellow box at the entrance to Beaufort Downs following the recent construction works at this location?"

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"To ask the Manager to repair the footpath at Barton Drive shops which are in a dreadful condition especially close to the post-box?"

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe

"To ask the Manager to obtain a report from Dublin Bus for this Committee on the recent removal of the bus shelter at the Texaco Garage on Rathfarnham Road?"

Headed Items

H-I (7)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Declaration of Roads to be Public Roads.

(No Report)

H-I (8)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham

Taximeter Areas and Taxi Fares Consultation

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (9)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Muiris O'Keeffe

Dublin Port Tunnel

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Tony O Grady

Traffic Calming Programme

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (11)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
John Power

Proposed 3 Year Restoration Improvement Programme 2006 - 2008

(Circulated Herewith)

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

New Works

(no report)

Correspondence

Cor (3)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Roads Department

Correspondence

(none received)

Motions

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor A. White
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham

Cathaoirleach's Business:  Councillor A. White

"That the Manager introduce a traffic calming regime on the Whitechurch Road and especially at the lower Willbrook section, as a matter of urgency."

 

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Andrew O'Mullane,Muiris O'Keeffe
"That the Manager move immediately to take all measures to alleviate traffic parking problems being experienced in Rathfarnham Village and for the Manager to engage directly with Duchas to immediately have the Rathfarnham Castle car park opened for public car parking."

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham

"That this Committee discuss (a) the upgrade of the Whitechurch Road with a view to ascertaining what type of upgrade is proposed (b) a timescale for delivery.

(c) to agree to draw up a programme of traffic calming  immediately- ramps/pedestrian crossing/signing and lining.

(d) to report on the work necessary to make the existing footpaths safe and areas of the road requiring new footpath.

This road is very dangerous for pedestrians who cannot access local services without crossing , and certainly does not allow children to walk to schools in safety."

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham
"That the Manager immediately examine the Whitechurch Road outside and adjoining the Whitechurch National School as the action taken in 1999 has not been satisfactory as the increase in traffic is causing serious concern."

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ardagh
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan
"That the Manager examine the poor condition of the surface of the cycle track on Templeville Road and Templeville Roundabout which is disintegrating and also to examine the sections where repair work has been carried out which are making the track unsafe and to ask if the Council intends changing the material used on the surface of cycle tracks to a material which will not break up and crumble over time." 

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham
"That this Council devise a traffic/pedestrian plan for the Whitechurch Road area (from its junction with Taylor's Lane to the Tuning Fork Public House) that will address the serious footpath deficiencies along the road thereby leading to safety issues for pedestrians; the issue of speeding and the necessity for some traffic calming measures and the question of exiting from Sarah Curran Avenue and that the Council address these issues in one comprehensive plan for the area."

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Eamon Cunningham
"That the Manager undertake a thorough examination of the Whitechurch Road between Willbrook Lawn and the Tuning Fork  and to address the following issues at the request of the Residents Association,   1. Speed. 2. Footpaths. 3. Pedestrian Crossing. 4.Parking at entrance to Estate."

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Denis Ryan

"That this Committee recommends that the laneway at Fairbrook Lawn / Glenbrook Park be properly resurfaced; a patch up job unsatisfactory job was carried out –this request has been ongoing for some time see TRAC meeting 5th Oct. 2004." 

 

 

 

Planning

Questions

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Ardagh
Responsibility:
Martin Judge
"To ask the Manager for a report on Planning Application No. SD05A/0841 - Badminton Hall, Whitehall Road?"

Qu (16)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Martin Judge

"To ask the Manager to give an (a)  updated report on Planning application by Promster for the Demolition of the existing 3 storey school building and the construction of 30 no. dwellings which are broken down into 5 blocks A, B, C, D and E all above basement as follows: Block A consists of a 3 storey block containing a total of 5 no. apartments as follows- 4 no. 3 bed & 1 no. 2 bed apartments with dormer windows facing north-east & south-west; Block B consists of a 4 storey block containing, 7 no. apartments consisting of 6 no. 2 bed apartments and 1 no. 3 bed apartment which is incorporated within the roof with dormer windows facing north-east & south-west; Block C consists of a 4 storey block containing 7 no. apartments consisting of 6 no. 2 bed apartments and 1 no. 3 bed apartment which is incorporated within the roof with dormer windows facing north-west and south-east; Block D consists of 9 no. 3 storey terrace houses consisting of 9 no. 3 bed with balconies; Block E consists of a 4 storey block containing 2 no. 4 bed houses with the fourth floor incorporated within the roof and dormer windows facing north-east & south-west; basement level consists of 44 no. car parking spaces, plant room, attenuation tank, and lift & stairs for access to the courtyard and access to Block E; ground level consists of 7 no. car spaces, refuse storage and bicycle storage located to the south-east of the site and covered lift and staircase for access to the basement located in the courtyard, together with an E.S.B. substation facing south-west with pedestrian and vehicular access off Limekiln Farm Road with security gates all with proposed landscaped courtyard, boundary treatment and site development works?"

  (b) Please pay particular attention to vehicular access mentioned as off Limekiln Farm Road – Limekiln Farm is the townland in which Temple Manor Estate is located and to state if this address given for access is correct and valid as application. Many residents are concerned with proximity, height, and overlooking."  

Qu (17)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Michael Kenny
"To ask the Manager for an update on the illegal Mast at Landy’s Industrial Estate Knocklyon?"

Qu (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Martin Judge
"To ask the Manager to record my serious objection to the planning application for a mast at the entrance to Moyville Estate on the grounds of its close proximity to residents and the care facility located within the grounds of the Augustinians, both within our guideline of 100 metres?"

Qu (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor S. Laing
Responsibility:
Martin Judge
"To ask the Manager to give an up to date report on Planning Application Ref.No.S.D05-0820?"

Headed Items

H-I (13)

Submitted by:
Planning Not is use
Responsibility:
Planning Not is use

PLANNING FILES

A.  Large applications under consideration (circulated herewith)

B. Files requested by members (circulated herewith)

H-I (14)

Submitted by:
Planning Not is use
Responsibility:
Michael Kenny

Draft Ballyboden Village Plan

(Circulated Herewith)

Correspondence

Cor (4)

Submitted by:
Planning Not is use
Responsibility:
Planning Not is use

Correspondence

(none received)

Motions

Mot (14)

Submitted by:
Roads Department
Responsibility:
Planning Not is use

Cathaoirleach's Business

(No business received)

Mot (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor J. Lahart
Responsibility:
Martin Judge
"That the Council takes all steps necessary to ensure that existing long-term residents of the Lawn, Boden Park, are in no way inconvenienced by planning application SD05A/0905 and that the Manager reassure members that all of the site in question is in the ownership of the applicant and has never been in the ownership of the Council, and for the Manager to note my strenuous objection to the application."

Mot (16)

Submitted by:
Sen. C. Keane
Responsibility:
Michael Kenny
"That this committee recommends that we proceed with phase one of the Ballyboden Village plan in order to ensure the coordinated development of the new road at Taylors lane with the proposed village plan, particularly mindful of the fact that if this road is delayed the €3m funding could be lost to this Council, and to agree a phase two plan to include the wider Ballyboden area as recommended after the adoption of SLO 93.

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