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June 2021 County Council Meeting Agenda


Date:
14/06/2021 15:30
Location:
Virtual Meeting
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Headed Items

H-I (1)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

CONFIRMATION AND REAFFIRMATION OF MINUTES - FOR APPROVAL

(a) - May Council Meeting  – 10th May 2021

H-I (2)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

FILLING OF CASUAL VACANCY ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.19 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR S. FAY

H-I (3)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

REPORTS OF AREA COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

a) Rathfarnham/Templeogue/Firhouse/Bohernabreena Area Committee

Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts, Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

(No Reports)

b) Clondalkin Area Committee

Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts, Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

(No Reports)

c) Tallaght Area Committee

Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts, Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

(No Reports)

d) Lucan/Palmerstown/North Clondalkin Area Committee

Dealing with Public Realm, Water & Drainage, Housing, Community, Planning, Economic Development, Libraries & Arts, Corporate Support, Performance & Change Management

(No Reports)

 

H-I (4)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

STANDING COMMITTEES ORGANISATION, PROCEDURE & FINANCE - FOR APPROVAL

a) Draft Calendar of Meeting Dates

b) Change of membership on LUPT and Housing SPC

c) Ratification of PPN Representatives

d) Filling of Vacancies on various Committees / Statutory Bodies 

 

H-I (5)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development ,Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change ,Director of Housing, Social & Community Development,Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

a) Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage & Libraries SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 5th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 24th February 2021

 

b) Environment, Water, Climate Change & Biodiversity SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 4th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 16th February 2021

 

c) Economic, Enterprise & Tourism SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 12th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 21st April 2021

 

d) Housing SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 13th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 11th February 2021

 

e) Social, Community & Equality SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting -  18th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 16th February 2021

 

f) Land Use, Planning & Transportation SPC

(i) - Report of Meeting - 27th May 2021

(ii) - Minutes of Meeting - 25th February 2021

 

g) Joint Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage & Libraries and Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism Strategic Policy Committee

(i) - Report of Meeting - 21st April 2021

 

H-I (6)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

REPORTS REQUESTED BY AREA COMMITTEES - FOR NOTING

(No Reports)

Questions

Qu (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor Carly Bailey
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for more information in relation to the winning tender for the SDCC dog pound services, in particular who has been awarded the contract, their experience and any information that would help allay fears around animal welfare, location of the pound, rehoming policy etc.

Qu (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive if he has considered using a continuous white line as an alternative to raised cycle paths and bollards on cycle tracks?

Qu (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive, in relation to units and/or properties in relation to which planning permission has been sought and granted as "build to sell", can a developer subsequently and unilaterally decide not to place these units on the open market but rather retain them and rent them out i.e. effectively changing the use from "build to sell" to "build to rent" and if so, what is the statutory basis for this please?

Qu (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to set out in tabular form by area the number of voids which are expected to be returned to suitable housing supply together with a projected timeframe in relation to same.

Qu (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to what extent anti-graffiti paint is used on surfaces in public areas which have been defaced, or are deemed at risk of being defaced, and how effective is it in preventing further graffiti?

Qu (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Costello
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive how long is the current waiting time for processing of Housing List Applications.

Qu (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Costello
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the manager how much SDCC Public Realm Dept has spent in 2019 / 2020 / YTD repairing damage caused by anti social behaviour 

Qu (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. Donaghy
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive what new measures have been introduced since Easter to manage increased demand on litter bins in public spaces?

Qu (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. Donaghy
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to report on whether this local authority has been sought funding under the Woodland Creation on Public Lands scheme and/or Native Woodland Conservation Scheme, and what projects are under consideration should funding be granted.

Qu (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development,Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive to outline for 2020, the houses built private and public by LEA

Qu (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor T. Gilligan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive if there are plans to contact Leitrim County Council in regard to their scheme to monitor the DNA of dog poo; when do they intend to carry out such a worthwhile activity? Have they any findings to date and has there been any local reaction or success?

Qu (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor Peter Kavanagh
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive what additional measures have been taken to tackle dumping in our public parks during weekends and periods of high demand and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Qu (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor Peter Kavanagh
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

To ask the Chief Executive for an update on outstanding planning enforcement complaints and if he will make a statement on any COVID-related delays to ongoing investigations.

Qu (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive how much has been spent on the Windows and Doors Programme County wide and by ACM, quarter by quarter since Budget 2020 and how many Households have benefited from same.

Qu (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor K. Mahon
Responsibility:
Head of Finance

There are at least 2,243 identified properties in the South Dublin County Council area that are in the possession of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) or other large scale venture capital corporations. Can the manager clarify what income is accrued to the Council through the Rates System from Real Estate Investment Trusts? Can the Chief Executive clarify what local taxation measures are used by South Dublin County Council to accrue income from Real Estate Investment Trusts? Can the manager comment on what income has been generated to the local authority directly from Real Estate Investment Trusts? 

Qu (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor David McManus
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to outline the average length of time involved for direct build social housing by South Dublin County Council for every stage of the process; from design, public consultation, Part 8 planning and approval from the Department of Housing to procurement and construction completion?

Qu (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a list of all the community centres in the county, by electoral area, and the population in the catchment area served by each.

Qu (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive for a progress report on the installation of electronic booking systems in Council community centres.

Qu (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive for the number of Derelict Sites inspections undertaken, by year and LEA, over the past three years in the county and the outcomes of each inspection.

Qu (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to provide the average relet time for void housing units for each month for the past three years and to account for the variation in same.

Qu (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to provide an overview of how many derelict sites have been brought into Council ownership over the past five years, broken down by year and LEA.

Qu (22)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm that work is progressing despite the restrictions on the new voting register for 2022

Qu (23)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm his plans to refurnish and re-let units in 2021 following the announcement by Government of the new Housing Voids programme and may we have a statement?

Qu (24)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

To ask the Chief Executive to detail his further actions and plans to deal with the challenge of Climate Change and will he make a statement.

Qu (25)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
A/Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm if he is developing a new Tourism Plan for our County for the post lockdown period, will he appreciate the importance of the issue and make a statement.

Qu (26)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

To ask the Chief Executive to confirm his plans to facilitate the full re opening of all community centres throughout our County; will he detail assistance and resources being made available in that regard and will he make a statement

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H-I (7)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE MADE PUBLIC ROADS - FOR APPROVAL

(No Reports)

H-I (8)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
A/Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development,Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF PROPERTIES/SITES - FOR APPROVAL

(a) Proposed disposal of lands to Lens Media Limited at Grange Castle West, Grange Castle Business Park Complex, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

(b) Disposal of fee simple in 50 Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin



Proposed disposal of lands to Lens Media Limited at Grange Castle West, Grange Castle Business Park Complex, Clondalkin, Dublin 22



Disposal of fee simple in 50 Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin

H-I (9)

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

MANAGERS REPORT - FOR NOTING

 

H-I (10)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

RATHCOOLE COURTHOUSE PART 8 - FOR APPROVAL

H-I (12)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

LCDC ANNUAL REPORT - FOR NOTING

 

H-I (13)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT GRANTS - FOR NOTING

H-I (14)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

MAJOR HOUSING SCHEMES UPDATE - FOR NOTING

Correspondence

Cor (1)

Submitted by:
Corporate Performance and Change Management Directorate
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

CORRESPONDENCE

(a) Correspondence from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage in response to Motion 2 (Postal Voting) at the October 2020 Council Meeting

(b) Correspondence from Minister for Social Protection in response to Motion 7 (Community Employment (CE) Supervisors) at the October 2020 Council meeting 

(c) Correspondence from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council re. Protection of Native Honeybees

(d) Correspondence from Clare County Council re. various passed resolutions 

(e) Correspondence from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council re. Termination of the Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Developments) Regulations 2017

(f) Correspondence from Leitrim County Council re. Tenent Purchase Scheme

(g) Correspondence from Limerick City & County Council re. Rural Development Policy 2021 - 2025

(h) Correspondence from Meath County Council re. 80% attendance of meetings rule

Motions

Mot (1)

Submitted by:
Councillor E. O'Brien
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council agrees to write to the Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and requests that the Mental Health Acts be amended to ensure that family members may at all times be consulted in relation to a mental health diagnosis to allow those family members provide the assistance and support needed to treat such a diagnosis

Mot (2)

Submitted by:
Councillor Yvonne Collins
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That the Chief Executive considers installing a public noticeboard/public digital noticeboard on the main street of each of our historic villages, and also in the principal shopping areas where population growth has occurred outside of the historic villages. The purpose of these noticeboards would be to draw the attention of the public to pending public consultations, details of Council and local services, and important public events.”

Mot (3)

Submitted by:
Councillor B. Lawlor,Councillor David McManus
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this Council writes to the Minister for Justice to express its support for the renewal of the Offences against the State Act this year by the Oireachtas and the continued operation of the Special Criminal Court to tackle terrorism and organised crime.

Mot (4)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. O'Toole
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

To ask the Chief Executive if he will introduce a freepost system for people wishing to write to South Dublin County Council, to encourage greater participation in local democracy, for people returning official documents, such as grant applications, housing applications sending in submissions on planning applications etc.

Mot (5)

Submitted by:
Councillor Baby Pereppadan,Councillor S. O'Hara
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

South Dublin County Council calls on the Minister for the Environment Eamonn Ryan T.D to amend the Litter pollution Act 1997 and the waste management act 1996 to provide a clear statutory framework for the use of CCTV by local Authorities to deter and prosecute litter offences within their administrative areas. 

Mot (6)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. O'Connor
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council writes to the Government welcoming the decision to introduce and progress legislation to deal effectively with the ongoing menace of the illegal use of Quads/Scramblers which has been raised many times on this Council's agenda and the Joint Policing Committee and will the Chief Executive take the opportunity to update members in respect of his efforts to deal with the matter.

Mot (7)

Submitted by:
Councillor Peter Kavanagh
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

This council calls for the introduction of minimum standards for cycle parking and cycling facilities for various land uses in South Dublin County, in all public buildings and in all new developments; and for the publication of a manual of these standards.

Mot (8)

Submitted by:
Councillor G. O'Connell
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That this Council adopt the 'doughnut' economy as a policy to be applied, whenever possible in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, given that the Doughnut Economy is based on the premise that "Humanity's 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life's essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth's life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend - such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer.

Mot (9)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Kearns
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That this committee calls on the Chief Executive to fully implement all available mechanisms at his disposal to call to account developers that do not fully comply with their grant of planning permission. And that where there are protection orders on trees these sites will be inspected during the construction phase and building halted if the developer is in breach of the terms of the agreement.

Mot (10)

Submitted by:
Councillor L. Donaghy
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That this Council commits to a timeline for the full phase-out of 'kissing gates' from parks and public spaces in South Dublin County. These gates are intended to deter scrambler bikes and quad bikes, but also deny access to users of wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. In view of new powers available to An Garda Siochana to act on the use of scramblers and quads in public areas, kissing gates can no longer be justified as a deterrent. This Council will adapt or replace all kissing gates to facilitate universal access to our public realm.

Mot (11)

Submitted by:
Councillor Derren Ó Brádaigh
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

This council agrees that SDCC conduct a pilot project to map discarded drug litter caused by the use of Nitrous Oxide AKA “silver bullets” across the County. Furthermore, that this council write to the Minister for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy, urging that he rolls out a Nitrous Oxide 'National Awareness Programme' and to engage the industry with responsibility for this product as part of the solution.

Mot (12)

Submitted by:
Councillor Carly Bailey
Responsibility:
A/Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development

That this Council will conduct a feasibility study and work with the appropriate SPC(s) to look at the setting up of at least one Library of Things and Repair Cafe in the county.

Mot (13)

Submitted by:
Councillor D. O'Donovan
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

That the Manager, wherever possible, acquires properties for social housing through Part V under all current and upcoming SHD developments, rather than agreeing to lease properties, and presents a report on the implication of Build to Rent planning permissions in relation to the delivery of social housing under Part V.

Mot (14)

Submitted by:
Councillor P. Gogarty
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

That the Chief Executive reports on the availability of interest-free/Islamic financing models supported by SDCC in terms of its own incremental tenant purchase schemes and Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan schemes; and, if facilitating same for residents of our county requires Departmental approval, to write to the Minister for Housing asking for such schemes to be facilitated at the earliest opportunity, with all due diligence applied.

Mot (15)

Submitted by:
Councillor Shane Moynihan
Responsibility:
Director of Environment, Water & Climate Change

That the Council calls for a County Outdoor Trading Strategy, including but not limited to, a revision of the casual trading sites and process in the county, streamlining of the application process, provision for extra litter bins and litter bin collection and how businesses can be supported in harnessing the potential of outdoors trading.

Mot (16)

Submitted by:
Councillor F. Timmons
Responsibility:
Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation

That this council commits to greater public consultation and installs large signage when undertaking significant road works or building works that the general public can see (Picture sent to director) and that this commitment is given to elected members and SDCC also look at A4 notices and increase it to A3

Mot (17)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Duff
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

Given the current demands on the housing stock and the high number of applicants of the Housing List, this Council calls on the Chief Executive to make every effort to identify tenants of South Dublin County Council who are not occupying their Council houses or Units on a fulltime basis and/or have alternative accommodation available to them and to detail what actions he intends to take to address such situations. 

Mot (18)

Submitted by:
Councillor Liam Sinclair
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this council supports expanding voting rights to include 16 and 17 year olds. Should the motion be agreed, writing to notify An Taoiseach, the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Mot (19)

Submitted by:
Councillor Alan Edge
Responsibility:
Director of Housing, Social & Community Development

That this Council invites Comhairle na nÓg to brief full council on their work twice a year and that we likewise brief them on the work of the Council and invite them to make submissions on matters such as the County Development Plan and Green Infrastructure Strategy.

Mot (20)

Submitted by:
Councillor C. King
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management
That this Council agrees to write to the Department of the Taoiseach, all other Local Authorities in the state and Retail Ireland calling on the Irish and International Supermarkets operating here to join the Boycott of all Israeli Goods as a response to the current and never ending Murderous Campaign against the Palestinian People including thousands of innocent Men, Women and Children.

Mot (21)

Submitted by:
Councillor M. Johansson
Responsibility:
Director of Corporate Performance & Change Management

That this council supports the aims of the Campaign for an All Ireland National Health Service, including an end to the two-tier public/private health system and making healthcare free at the point of access for everyone. If passed, a letter will be issued to the Campaign to request that South Dublin County Council is added to their list of supporters.

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