Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Confirmation and Adoption of Minutes

Minutes of Meeting of Dún Laoghaire Area Committee (HEPI) held on 4th November 2019.

 

In relation to minute no. DLHEPI/288/19 –Library Road Playground - it was AGREED to amend the minutes by noting in the table that Councillor D. Quinn voted Yes on the motion as follows:

 

An electronic vote was requested, the result of which was as follows:

 

Councillor

         

Yes          No

   Abstain

M. Baker

                                   x

J. Carroll Mac Neill

                                   x

M. Clark

x

C. Devlin

x

M. Fayne

x

K. Feeney

x

J. Gildea

                                   x

L. Hall

x

M. Halpin

x

M. Hanafin

x

D. Kingston

x

H. Lewis

D. O’Callaghan

x

J. O’Connell

x

S. O’Faoláin

x

U. Power

x

D. Quinn

x

O. Smyth

C. Smyth

x

B. Ward

Total

                        

14           0

         3

 

The Chairperson, Councillor U. Power declared the motion CARRIED.

 

The amendment was AGREED.

 

Adoption of Minutes of Meeting of Dún Laoghaire Area Committee (HEPI) held on 4th November 2019.

 

It was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin, seconded by Councillor J. Gildea and RESOLVED:

 

“That the minutes of the meeting of Dún Laoghaire Area Committee (Housing, Economic Community and Cultural Development, Planning and Organisational Innovation & Infrastructure and Climate Change Business) meeting held on the 4th November 2019, be CONFIRMED and ADOPTED as amended.”

 

2.

Questions

It was proposed be Councillor M. Hanafin and seconded by Councillor D. O’Callaghan and RESOLVED:-

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (c) question’s number 2(a) to 2(i) be ADOPTED and APPROVED.”

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS

2a

Councillor C. Devlin- My Open Library

“To ask the Chief Executive to give the numbers by month of those using the "My Open Library" at Deansgrange Library, and report if there have been any issues with this initiative since it began?”

2b

Councillor M. Halpin- Heading

“To ask the Chief Executive to consider a Santa Grotto in the Terminal Building for the weeks running up to Christmas?”

2c

Councillor D. O'Callaghan- Local Community Development Committee

“To ask the Chief Executive to arrange for a presentation of the work of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) within the remit of the Dún Laoghaire Area Committee?”

2d

Councillor C. Smyth- Estate Management Review

“To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the review of the Estate Managements in the administrative area of this Committee?

INFRASTRUCTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE QUESTIONS

2e

Councillor M. Baker- Heading

“To ask the Chief Executive what the process will be for allocating the artist spaces in the re-vamped Dun Laoghaire Baths building?”

2f

Councillor M. Halpin- Carnegie Library

“To ask the Chief Executive to bring a full report on the Carnegie Library including, but not limited to, the ongoing repairs and maintenance, the statutory requirement to protect the fabric of this protected structure, and the outcome of the public consultation and all the expressions of interest received.”

HOUSING QUESTIONS

2g

Councillor M. Halpin- Part V Agreements

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide any update on possible new Part V's in the administrative area of this Committee that will be coming on stream in 2020?”

2h

Councillor M. Halpin- Housing Acquisition Programme

“To ask the Chief Executive to report on the Housing Acquisition Programme in the administrative area of this Committee, and what it will mean in terms of delivery of new Council homes in 2020?”

2i

Councillor M. Halpin- Roof Leak

“To ask the Chief Executive to look at the problems with flooding and leaks through the flat roof at the back of (address supplied), and provide a report to the tenant on the issue?”

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS

3.

Report on Library Road Playground

Ms. M. Ruane, Senior Executive Officer, Community and Cultural Development, presented the report to the Members.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. D. Lawson, Director of Community and Cultural Development, and Ms. M. Ruane, Senior Executive Officer responded to Members queries.

 

The following motion was submitted from the floor:

 

“That this committee acknowledges

1.    The executive’s assertion with regards to Library Road Playground that “the council does not and will not” supervise the playground,

2.    And that the motions on this issue passed in October and November were that the council would find an alternative to Crosscare supervising the playground and never requested that the council would, itself, supervise the playground.

Therefore, considering the urgency of the issue, we now call on the executive to continue its efforts to ensure that the current supervised arrangement continues and to bring a report to the December Council Meeting on all these efforts, which should include, but not be limited to, discussions with Mounttown Community Facility and reengaging with Crosscare and Barnardos”.

 

The motion was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis and Councillor O. Smyth.

 

A discussion took place during which Ms. D. Lawson, Director of Services, and Ms. M. Ruane, Senior Executive Officer, responded to Members queries.

 

An electronic vote on the Motion from the Floor was requested, the result of which was as follows:

 

Votes:

Yes 5 25%

No 10 50%

Abstain 2 10%

Not Voted 3 15%

 

Voting Breakdown:

Fine Gael

Marie Baker                                                                                                            No

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill                                                                                           No

Mary Fayne                                                                                           Abstain 

Jim Gildea                                                                                                                    No

Lorraine Hall                                                                                                                 Yes

Barry Ward                                                                                         Not Voted

Fianna Fáil

Michael Clark                                                                                                                No

Cormac Devlin                                                                                                              No

Kate Feeney                                                                                                                   No

Mary Hanafin                                                                                                                 No

Labour

Deirdre Kingston                                                                                                            No

Denis O'Callaghan                                                                                                          No

Juliet O'Connell                                                                                                              Yes

Carrie Smyth                                                                                                                 No

Green Party

Séafra Ó Faoláin                                                                                  Not Voted

Una Power                                                                                          Not Voted

Ossian Smyth                                                                                         Abstain

People Before Profit

Melisa Halpin                                                                                                                 Yes

Hugh Lewis                                                                                                                    Yes

Social Democrats

Dave Quinn                                                                                                                    Yes

 

The Chairperson, Councillor U. Power declared the Motion from the Floor DEFEATED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

 

 

4.

Ministerial/Departmental/Other Correspondence

It was NOTED that there was no business to discuss under this heading.

 

RÚIN / MOTIONS

5.

Library Road Playground

The following motion was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis.

 

“That this Committee supports the petition handed in by the users of the Library Road Playground and the residents of the surrounding area, and calls on the Chief Executive to ensure that the supervision that has been provided in this playground for the last decades is not ceased at the end of the year.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

An electronic vote on motion 5 was requested, the result of which was as follows:

 

 

Votes:

Yes 6 30%

No 10 50%

Abstain 1 5%

Not Voted 3 15%

 

Voting Breakdown:

Fine Gael

Marie Baker                                                                                                            No

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill                                                                                           No

Mary Fayne                                                                                           Abstain

Jim Gildea                                                                                                                    No

Lorraine Hall                                                                                                                 Yes

Barry Ward                                                                                          Not Voted

Fianna Fáil

Michael Clark                                                                                                                No

Cormac Devlin                                                                                                              No

Kate Feeney                                                                                                                   No

Mary Hanafin                                                                                                                 No

Labour

Deirdre Kingston                                                                                                            No

Denis O'Callaghan                                                                                                          No

Juliet O'Connell                                                                                                              Yes

Carrie Smyth                                                                                                                 No

Green Party

Séafra Ó Faoláin                                                                                   Not Voted

Una Power                                                                                          Not Voted

Ossian Smyth                                                                                                       Yes

People Before Profit

Melisa Halpin                                                                                                                 Yes

Hugh Lewis                                                                                                                    Yes

Social Democrats

Dave Quinn                                                                                                                    Yes

 

The Chairperson, Councillor U. Power declared Motion 5 DEFEATED.

 

PLANNING BUSINESS

6.

Strategic Housing Developments

In accordance with the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 Section 8 (4) & (5), Mr. C. Ryan, Senior Executive Planner, provided a presentation of an SHD application at Woodbrook, Shankill, Co. Dublin, giving an opportunity to members to get clarity on the detail of the application, outlined details of the consultations that have taken place in relation to the proposed development under sections 5 (2) and 6 (5), and outlined details of the notice issued by the Board under section 6 (7).

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Planner, and Ms. C. Ryan, Senior Executive Planner, Planning Department, responded to members queries.

 

A Summary of the Members views on the proposed development was AGREED and will be forwarded to An Bord Pleanála.

 

In accordance with the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 Section 8 (4) & (5), Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Planner, provided a presentation of an SHD application at Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, giving an opportunity to members to get clarity on the detail of the application, outlined details of the consultations that have taken place in relation to the proposed development under sections 5 (2) and 6 (5), and outlined details of the notice issued by the Board under section 6 (7).

 

A discussion took place during which Mr. L. Walsh and Ms. M. Breslin, Senior Executive Planner, responded to members queries.

 

A Summary of the Members views on the proposed development was AGREED and will be forwarded to An Bord Pleanála

 

7.

Ministerial/Departmental/Other Correspondence

It was NOTED that there was no business to discuss under this heading.

 

RÚIN / MOTIONS

No business.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE BUSINESS

8.

Proposed disposal of the Council's Freehold Interest in a plot of land at Beech Park, Bray Road, Dublin 18 to O'Flynn Construction (Cabinteely) Limited

The report of the Chief Executive was NOTED.

9.

Progress on the Dun Laoghaire Baths Project

It was agreed that this item should be RE-ENTERED.

 

10.

Ministerial/Departmental/Other Correspondence

It was NOTED that there was no business to discuss under this heading.

 

RÚIN / MOTIONS

11.

Bray and Environs Study 2019

It was agreed that this item should be RE-ENTERED.

 

HOUSING BUSINESS

12.

Ministerial/Departmental/Other Correspondence

It was NOTED that there was no business to discuss under this heading.

 

RÚIN / MOTIONS

13.

West Pier Halting Site

It was agreed that this item should be RE-ENTERED.

 

14.

St Helen's Court, Dun Laoghaire

It was agreed that this item should be RE-ENTERED.

 

15.

Re-entering of Items

It was AGREED that the following items should be re-entered to the Dún Laoghaire Area Committee (Housing, Economic Community and Cultural Development, Planning and Organisational Innovation & Infrastructure and Climate Change Business) April Meeting.

 

Item numbers 9, 11, 13 and 14.

 

16.

Conclusion of Minutes

The Meeting concluded at 21.30 pm.