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236.

Request for Motion from the floor by An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker requested the Members to submit Motions at the beginning of the Meeting. 

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker noted that it had been AGREED at the meeting held on the 11th February, 2015 that Motion Nos. 83 and 84 would be considered at the start of this Meeting.   However as Motion No 24 from the floor which proposes to amend Motion Nos. 83 & 84 had been submitted from the floor, it was AGREED to postpone the consideration of Motion Nos. 83 and 84 until Motion No. 24 had been circulated to the Members.

237.

DÚN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR - MOTION NO. 170 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Dún LaoghaireHarbour

Provide for a Specific Local Objective:

“To promote, preserve and protect the natural, marine and built heritage of Dún Laoghaire Harbour and ensure the adoption and implementation of an Architectural Heritage Management Plan.”

 

The report of the Chief executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

238.

YELLOW BRICK BUILDING - LONGFORD HILL - MOTION NO. 171 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor M. Merrigan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Yellow Brick Building – Longford Hill

“Given its architectural, historic and social significants that the Yellow Brick Building (formerly the office of Tedcastle Oil) and boundary wall and railings be designated a Protected Structure.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Ms. J. Craig, Acting Conservation Officer responded to Members’ queries.

 

The motion was AGREED.

 

 

239.

DUNDRUM CENTRAL MENTAL HOSPITAL - ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE - MOTION NO. 172 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Dundrum Central Mental Hospital – Architectural Heritage  

To include an objective:  “That an evaluation and architectural appraisal of the Central Mental Hospital Dundrum be undertaken to ascertain heritage and character of the site before any major planning permission is granted for the redevelopment of the site.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

240.

GATE LODGE - ENTRANCE TO DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY LANDS , BLACKROCK - MOTION NO. 173 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

 

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor D. Kingston.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Gate Lodge – Entrance to Daughters of Charity Lands , Blackrock  

Specific Local Objective:

“That the Gate Lodge at the main entrance to the Daughters of Charity Lands (Dunardagh, St. Catherine’s & St Theresa’s be retained in situ and be designated a Protected Structure.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Ms. A. Devine Senior Engineer and Ms. J. Craig, Acting Conservation Officer responded to Members’ queries.

 

The motion was AGREED.

 

 

241.

INCLUSION OF BUILDINGS ONTO THE RECORD OF PROTECTED STRUCTURES - MOTION NO. 174 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That the following buildings in the Kelly’s Avenue / George’s Place area of Dún Laoghaire, be entered onto the Record of Protected Structures (1) the façade of the Council Offices on George’s Place which was originally Kelly’s Hotel and (2) the façade of the old “Wash House” on Kelly’s Avenue, the architecture of which is unique in this County”. 

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The motion and the Chief Executive’s Report were  AGREED.

 

 

242.

PAGE 162 SECTION 7.1 INCLUSION OF SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE - MOTION NO. 175 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor B. Ward.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

“That a Specific Local Objective be included in section 7.1. Social Infrastructure and Community Development on page 162 to read "The Council will facilitate and encourage the establishment of a publicly accessible genealogical archive and research centre, incorporating a centre for migration and diaspora studies, to be located in Dún Laoghaire as an important cultural heritage, tourism and educational asset for the County" 

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

243.

PAGE 155 7.1.1 INSERTION OF PARAGRAPH - MOTION NO. 176 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

It was proposed by Councillor H. Lewis and seconded by  Councillor  M. Halpin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

(PAGE 155 7.1.1 insert)That in the lifetime of the plan a full and comprehensive review of community facilities take place, examining population trends and studying where young and people reside in the County.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

244.

SECTION 7.1.2.2 POLICY SSC2 AMEND WORDING - MOTION NO. 177 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Curran and seconded by Councillor L. McGovern.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Section 7.1.2.2 Policy SSC2

Amend

“It is the Council’s policy to progressively reduce all forms of social exclusion that can be experienced because of gender, marital status, family status, ages, race religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, homelessness and membership of the Traveller community”

To

“It is the Council’s policy to progressively reduce all forms of social exclusion that can be experienced because of gender, gender identity, marital status, family status, ages, race religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, homelessness and membership of the Traveller community.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The motion and the Chief Executive’s report were AGREED.

 

 

245.

POLICY SSC7:SCHOOLS INSERTION OFWORDS - MOTION NO. 178 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Martin and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

RE Social Infrastructure and Community Development

Policy SSC7:Schools

 

Addition of the following text in last paragraph after “outside of school hours and during school holidays

 

The Planning Authority will facilitate , and where possible support and enhance school facilities in the County paying particular attention to those schools which currently do not have adequate and/or any indoor sporting facilities.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

246.

PAGE 159 7.1.3.4 POLICY SSC8 INSERTION OF INSTITUTIONS - MOTION NO. 179 & MOTION NO. 17 FROM THE FLOOR pdf icon PDF 41 KB

It was AGREED that Motion No. 179 in the name of Councillor M. Merrigan and Motion No. 17 from the floor in the name of Councillor M. Hanafin be considered together.

 

Motion No 179  PAGE 159 7.1.3.4 POLICY SSC8 INSERTION OF INSTITUTIONS

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 7.1.3.4. Policy SSC8: Third and Fourth Level Education Facilities, page 159, insert the following institutions in the first paragraph, ‘Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute (formerly the Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education)’ and the ‘Sallynoggin College of Further Education’.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Motion No. 17 from the floor

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Hanafin  and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“7.1.3.4 Policy SSC8

Remove wording “Third and fourth level Education facilities” and “third and fourth level Institutions” and replace with

“further and higher education institutions”

 

Following a discussion Motion No. 179 and Motion No. 17  from the floor were AGREED.  Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive confirmed that the changes would be made throughout the Written Statement.

 

 

247.

PAGE 159 7.1.3.4 POLICY SSC8 INSERTION OF PARAGRAPH - MOTION NO. 180 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 7.1.3.4. Policy SSC8: Third and Fourth Level Education Facilities, page 159, insert as the final paragraph in this section “It is the Council’s policy to encourage the establishment in the County of ‘Irish campuses’ or ‘colleges’ of major overseas universities in order to attract foreign students, create international academic links, stimulate the economy and to facilitate the development of tourism, business and trade between the home cities of these overseas universities and this County.” 

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

It was AGREED to ACCEPT the Chief Executive’s report subject to Motion No 8 from the floor which reads as follows and was AGREED and ACCEPTED at the Special Meeting held on 11th February, 2015 and subject to Motion No. 17 from the floor which was AGREED at this meeting.

 

Motion No. 8 from the Floor

 

Section Policy E4 – Third and Fourth Level Institutions

 

Amend Policy SSC8 to state:  “It is Council Policy to support the development and ongoing provision of Third and Fourth Level Institutions in the County including University College Dublin (Belfield and Carysfort campuses), Dún Laoghiare Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Blackrock Further Education Institute (Formerly Senior College Dún Laoghaire), DúnLaoghiare Further Education Institute (formerly Dún Laoghaire  College of Further Education), Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Stillorgan College of Further Education, Dundrum College of Further Education and any new Third and Fourth Level Institutions – including Irish colleges or major overseas universities whether within established campuses or in new campuses”.

 

 

248.

PAGE 159 7.1.3.4 POLICY SSC8 INSERTION OF STILLORGAN COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION - MOTION NO. 181

It was proposed by Councillor P. O'Brien and seconded by Councilor N. Richmond.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Page 159 7.1.3.4 Policy SSC8 Third and Fourth Level Education Facilities

 

To add Stillorgan College of Further Education to the list of named institutions in paragraph one.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

249.

PAGE 159 7.1.3.4 POLICY SSC8 INSERTION OF DUNDRUM COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION - MOTION NO. 182 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor P. O'Brien and seconded by Councilor P. Hand.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Page 159 7.1.3.4 Policy SSC8 Third and Fourth Level Education Facilities

 

To add Dundrum College of Further Education to the list of named institutions in paragraph one.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

250.

MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY - MOTION NO. 183 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

It was proposed by Councillor S. O’Brien  and seconded by Councillor L. McGovern.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Motion: Section 7 - Health Care

To be included in the Community Strategy section, in or after section 7.1.3.5 Policy SSDC9: Health Care Facilities (Page 160 Chief Exec’s draft) That the Manager would include a strategy in this plan regarding the mental health and wellbeing of all citizens – to ensure they can thrive (as set out in the Vision Statement). The strategy should explicitly target mental health and wellbeing issues as part of the social, political and economic agenda of DLR’s Development Plan. This plan must be underpinned by a strategy and policy that is fully socially inclusive and is consistent with the overarching National guidance in respect of Social and Community Development. There is a need to support communities where the training of community facilitators to improve knowledge, attitudes and confidence in relation to mental health issues and suicidal behaviour, this can be done through the development of strong and vibrant communities in which the voluntary sector is supported. Given the close relationship between poor mental health and suicidal behaviour, community-based action programmes targeting simultaneously the improvement of care for depressed patents and the prevention of suicidal behaviour have been started in many regions in Europe and have provided evidence for effectiveness. (Journal of Affective Disorders (Hegerl et al 2009), Nov 2013). Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co have a duty to ensure that mental health and wellbeing issues are elevated to their rightful place on the social, political and economic agenda of the draft Development Plan.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

251.

PAGE 161 7.1.3.7 POLICY SSC11 ADDITION OF TEXT - MILL THEATRE DUNDRUM - MOTION NO. 184 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

It was proposed by Councillor P. O’Brien and seconded by Councillor K. Daly.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Page 161 7.1.3.7 Policy SSC11: Arts and Culture

 

To add – The Council will continue to support and assist with the future development of The Mill Theatre Dundrum.” 

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

252.

PAGE 162 7.1.3.8 POLICY SSC12 CHANGE OF TEXT- LIBRARIES - MOTION NO. 185 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor L. McGovern.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 7.1.3.8. Policy SSC12: Libraries, page 162, delete any reference to the ‘Library Development Programme, 2015-2018’ as such has not yet been adopted by the Council and insert the words ‘and subsequent approved programmes’ in the interest of accuracy of the text”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

253.

PUBLIC LIBRARY & COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE - STILLORGAN - MOTION NO. 186 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

It was proposed by Councillor D. Donnelly and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Public Library & Community Resource Centre – Stillorgan

Specific Local Objective:

 

“To secure a site and develop a Public Library & Community Resource Centre in Stillorgan.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

254.

CHANGING OF SYMBOL ON MAP - MOTION NO. 187 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy and seconded by Councillor K. Daly.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To include, remove PPS symbol on attached map and add PS symbol and notional site boundary as per map.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

255.

Neighboour Centre - Motion Nos. 83, 84 and Motion Nos. 24 from the floor

It was AGREED to discuss Motion No. 83, 84 and Motion No. 24 from the floor together.

 

Motion No. 83 in the name of Councillor N. Richmond was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

  1. Specific Local Objective 131 which seeks ‘to provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines’ should be amended as follows:

 

“131    To provide for the development of a District Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines, with a reduced net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m, which will serve the existing and future retail, service and leisure needs of the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Stepaside-Ballyogan  and Kiltiernan-Glenamuck

 

*Relates to lands at The Park, Carrickmines (see Figure 1 below) and Map 9 of the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan. Please note the consequential amendments to the Written Statement set out in Appendix 1.

         

Figure 1: Land Use Zoning Extract with Subject Lands Outlined in Blue

(Details Supplied)

 

REASONS

 

The subject lands at Carrickmines were designated for District Centre uses by the Elected Members following the two year review of the 2010-2016 Development Plan. The designation was challenged by the then Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, however, following a High Court Judicial Review, Mr. Justice Clarke instructed the Planning Authority to reinstate the District Centre zoning into the adopted Development Plan as originally proposed by the Elected Members. The designation of a District Centre at Carrickmines has already been rigorously considered during the current Development Plan preparation process and during the High Court Judicial Review proceedings. The Carrickmines District Centre designation is provided for in the current Development Plan and Core Strategy.

 

The appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation was carefully considered in the Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke in the High Court Judicial Review (Case No. 2010 No. 552 J.R.). The Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke did not raise any concerns whatsoever about the appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation. The judgement required the reincorporation of the Carrickmines District Centre designation in the Development Plan and noted that the elected members had proper regard to the relevant guidelines and had justifiable reasons for designating Carrickmines as a District Centre. Mr. Justice Clarke confirmed that the Development Plan, including the district centre designation at Carrickmines, did provide an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County in accordance with Section 10(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010.

 

The proposed motion seeks to include a site specific objective for a reduced scale of District Centre of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales (the current Development Plan contains a cap of 25,000 sq.m net retail sales). It is considered that a site specific District Centre objective is still entirely appropriate at Carrickmines, to meet the existing and future retail, leisure and service needs of this substantial and rapidly growing residential area and major employment node within the County, for the following reasons:

 

  • The Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan proposes to omit the District Centre zoning and designation at Carrickmines, which is one of 6 planned or existing District Centre’s in the County in the 2010 Development Plan. However, it is necessary to ensure that the new Development Plan provides an appropriate quantum of retail floorspace, and supporting leisure facilities, at this location to serve the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan, which have an existing residential population of c. 18,000 and a planned population of c. 34,000 (based on current land use zonings). A specific local objective for a district centre at The Park is the most appropriate mechanism to ensure that the retail and leisure needs of this area of the County are met in a sustainable and planned manner;
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·         The Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan area is the only large scale residential and employment district in the entire County not served by an existing or planned suitably sized district centre and associated leisure facilities, such as cinemas, to meet local needs. This has resulted in unsustainable & inappropriate outward travel to avail of such facilities elsewhere;

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·         The subject lands at Carrickmines are located directly adjacent to the Luas line B1 and a proposed Quality Bus Route. The provision of a specific local objective for a District Centre in this location will reduce the need for car based trips out of the area for local retail needs. The integration of residential and employment land uses, retail designations and transportation accords with the guidance set down in the National Spatial Strategy, Regional Planning Guidelines, Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future and the Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030 2030 vision;

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·         It is noted that The Park, Carrickmines already provides employment for c. 1,400 people. Based on the existing land use zonings it is projected that employment generating uses in this area of the County could provide in the order of 10,000 jobs in the longer term, as there is c. 94 acres (38 ha) of employment zoned land adjoining The Park, Carrickmines, in the immediate vicinity of the subject lands;

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·         This area of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is currently only served by small neighbourhood centre retail facilities, which serve a local convenience and service function in the retail hierarchy. The existing and planned population in this area of the County warrants the delivery of district centre scale retail facilities of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales over the lifetime of the next Development Plan. The Retail Strategy for the GDA 2008 not only supports but specifically requires the designation of appropriately sized new retail centres where significant new housing has been delivered and is planned, such as at Carrickmines;

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·         The proposed change in the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m to 15,000 sq.m at Carrickmines represents a reduction of some 40% from the current Development Plan designation. This represents a significant compromise and renders Carrickmines with the lowest net retail sales cap of any District Centre in the County, notwithstanding the very significant existing and planned population in the area;

 

·         Carrickmines is not included as a district centre in the GDA Retail Strategy 2008. This is because the GDA Retail Strategy was published in 2008 and therefore preceded the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the 2010 County Development Plan. Thus, it would not be possible for Carrickmines to be listed in a document which pre-dates its designation by several years. We also note that the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 is now out of date and was due for revision in 2014. The Strategy has therefore not yet been updated to reflect the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the current Development Plan.  It is and has been common practice in all Dublin Local Authorities, to designate District Centre sites, which thereafter get included into the next review of the GDA Retail Strategy – and not the other way around;

 

·         Importantly, Section 6.19 of the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 places importance on the designation of additional retail centres of an appropriate scale in Development Plans where significant new population is planned and specifically states the following:

 

“It is important where large areas of new housing are planned that new retail centres are provided in tandem with the housing at a scale appropriate to meeting the regular convenience and lower order comparison shopping needs of these new communities. In the interests of sustainable development, therefore, this Strategy recommends that in considering the provision of new district centres, where they are (a) needed, and (b) appropriate and justified from a co-ordinated planning perspective. In granting such developments cognisance should be taken of existing retail in other areas of the County/City but should not necessarily be restricted on the basis that a Council already granted a volume of retail in those other areas in excess of what is proposed as needed in this Strategy, where overall patterns of sustainable travel and community viability are accentuated.”;

 

·         Section 6.12 of the GDA Retail Strategy states that ‘it is up to the individual planning authorities in their retail strategies to determine the designation of town and/or district centres based on sound sustainable planning principles’.

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·         The 2010 Development Plan addressed this need and ensured compliance with the GDA Retail Strategy by designating Carrickmines as District Centre. It is important to note that the centres listed in the Retail Hierarchy in the 2008 GDA Retail Strategy are specifically stated as not being a definitive list and the relevant table omits a number of existing district centres in other Local Authorities within the GDA. The inclusion of specific local objective for a District Centre (up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales) at Carrickmines is fully consistent with the policy recommendations of the GDA Retail Strategy in respect to the designation of new retail centres in Development Plans;

 

·         In the absence of a District Centre to serve this area the new County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 as this large area of substantial existing and planned new housing and employment would be left without a planned retail centre of an appropriate scale to meet the regular convenience, lower order comparison shopping and leisure needs of these new communities as required by the GDA Retail Strategy;

 

·         The Regional Planning Guidelines (RPG’s) recommend that district / town centres should be provided / built-up at public transport nodes and Strategic Recommendation ‘ER1 seeks to direct new retail floor space into areas with significant population bases and those centres selected for additional population growth;

 

  • The subject lands at Carrickmines are situated adjacent to Ballyogan Wood Luas Stop and high quality existing and proposed public bus transport. It is located centrally within an expanding residential and employment area of the County, which contains the three growth areas of Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside- Ballyogan. Without a specific local objective for a District Centre at Carrickmines the Planning Authority would be failing to provide for the shopping, leisure and service needs of this area of the County in accordance with the recommendations of the RPG’s;

 

  • The proposed designation also complies with the RPG’s which recommend that an integrated approach is taken to settlement, employment and transport policy. This approach is also consistent with the guidance set down in the Retail Planning Guidelines which recommend a plan-led approach and the integration of retail with residential and employment land-uses, particularly in proximity to public transport infrastructure;

 

·         The latest CSO Retail Sales Index figures (August 2014) indicates that retail sales volumes, excluding the motor trade, have returned to significant growth. An increase of more than 5% in the volume of retail sales has been observed from the beginning of 2013. The volume of sales in the Department Store category has increased by 4.3% in 2014, an increase of 4% is observed in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles category and 3.3% in the Food Business in 2014. It is apparent that the national economy and retail expenditure have returned to strong growth, with projections indicating that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond. This further demonstrates the need for district centre scale shopping and leisure facilities at Carrickmines;

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·         In the absence of the wording proposed in this motion the new Draft County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 and the Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022;

 

·         Any future planning application for a District Centre type development on the subject lands would have to address the reasons for refusal attached to the decision of An Bord Pleanála, under Register Reference D12A/0163, ABP Ref.: PL06D.240869. The reasons for refusal primarily related to the scale of commercial development and the prematurity of the scale of retailing set out in that application pending the delivery of further housing in proximity to the site. The Board’s Inspector advised that a centre of a similar scale to the 2007 permission on the site (which included 5,000 sq.m net retail sales, 1,852 sq.m retail services and ancillary foodcourt, restaurant, financial services, gymnasium and kiosk uses) would be appropriate in the short term, pending further development – which is now commencing again;

 

·         The reasons for refusal would be addressed through a phased development of district centre uses on the subject lands and by reducing the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m, as provided in the current Development Plan, to 15,000 sq.m. The introduction of a significant residential use on the site and the delivery of the significant additional residential and employment development planned in this area of the County over the coming years, would also help address the Board’s concerns in respect to appropriate scale and prematurity pending further housing being delivered in the area;

 

·         Cherrywood Town Centre is a Level 3 District Centre in the County Development Plan. The approved Planning Scheme for Cherrywood SDZ permits Cherrywood Town Centre to cater for between 22,000 to 27,000 sq.m of net retail sales floorspace. As recognised by the Planning Authority during the preparation of the Planning Scheme this floorspace has been designated to service the needs of a maximum new resident population of c. 20,795 persons and a projected employment population of 17,500 persons. Cherrywood Town Centre is not being provided to service the shopping and leisure needs of the people living in Carrickmines, Kilternan, Glenamuck and Stepaside etc., but only the Cherrywood SDZ area;

 

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·         By comparison the key growth areas at Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan has an existing / planned population of c. 34,000 persons and a projected employment population of c. 12,000, and are currently not served by any District Centre;

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·         Thus, the proposed Cherrywood town/district centre, as clarified in the Planning Scheme, is to be self-sufficient i.e. the retail floorspace within the SDZ area will be supported by the proposed population of the SDZ area and future employees of the area. Cherrywood town centre will be of a significantly greater scale than any future district centre proposals at Carrickmines; 

 

·         Existing population and retail expenditure figures for the key growth areas, which the District Centre at Carrickmines would serve, demonstrate that there is demand for c. 15,000 sq.m of net retail floorspace over the Development Plan period based on a conservative growth scenario;

 

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·         If this area of the County did not contain a District Centre designation in the new Development Plan, to serve existing and planned residential and employment population, it would be the only substantial urban area in the Country without a district or town centre to meet its retail, service and leisure needs;

 

·         The proposed specific local objective for a district centre in this location has the potential to generate much needed additional economic activity in the area and create significant additional employment in the short term over and above that currently provided at The Park, Carrickmines. It isestimated that the Carrickmines District Centre itself would create 500 new jobs for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. In addition, the building of thebuilding of these retail and leisure facilities would greatly help to stimulate the development of the adjoining 94 acres of Employment zoned lands, which have the potential to create a further 10,000 new jobs for DLR County in the medium term. This will be a significant positive impact of the proposed development.

 

Appendix 1

 

Consequential Amendments to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan

 

  • Chapter 3, Table 3.2.2.3- Include Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m. Omit reference to Carrickmines as a new Neighbourhood Centre.

·          

Chapter 3, Policy RET5: District Centres- Include reference to the specific local objective to provide a District Centre at Carrickmines with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

  • Chapter 3, Specific Objectives- Include reference to Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

Motion No. 84 in the name of Councillor J. Madigan was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

  1. Specific Local Objective 131 which seeks ‘to provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines’ should be amended as follows:

 

“131    To provide for the development of a District Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines, with a reduced net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m, which will serve the existing and future retail, service and leisure needs of the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Stepaside-Ballyogan  and Kiltiernan-Glenamuck

 

*Relates to lands at The Park, Carrickmines (see Figure 1 below) and Map 9 of the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan. Please note the consequential amendments to the Written Statement set out in Appendix 1.

         

Figure 1: Land Use Zoning Extract with Subject Lands Outlined in Blue

(Details supplied)

 

 

REASONS

 

The subject lands at Carrickmines were designated for District Centre uses by the Elected Members following the two year review of the 2010-2016 Development Plan. The designation was challenged by the then Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, however, following a High Court Judicial Review, Mr. Justice Clarke instructed the Planning Authority to reinstate the District Centre zoning into the adopted Development Plan as originally proposed by the Elected Members. The designation of a District Centre at Carrickmines has already been rigorously considered during the current Development Plan preparation process and during the High Court Judicial Review proceedings. The Carrickmines District Centre designation is provided for in the current Development Plan and Core Strategy.

 

The appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation was carefully considered in the Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke in the High Court Judicial Review (Case No. 2010 No. 552 J.R.). The Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke did not raise any concerns whatsoever about the appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation. The judgement required the reincorporation of the Carrickmines District Centre designation in the Development Plan and noted that the elected members had proper regard to the relevant guidelines and had justifiable reasons for designating Carrickmines as a District Centre. Mr. Justice Clarke confirmed that the Development Plan, including the district centre designation at Carrickmines, did provide an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County in accordance with Section 10(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010.

 

The proposed motion seeks to include a site specific objective for a reduced scale of District Centre of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales (the current Development Plan contains a cap of 25,000 sq.m net retail sales). It is considered that a site specific District Centre objective is still entirely appropriate at Carrickmines, to meet the existing and future retail, leisure and service needs of this substantial and rapidly growing residential area and major employment node within the County, for the following reasons:

 

  • The Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan proposes to omit the District Centre zoning and designation at Carrickmines, which is one of 6 planned or existing District Centre’s in the County in the 2010 Development Plan. However, it is necessary to ensure that the new Development Plan provides an appropriate quantum of retail floorspace, and supporting leisure facilities, at this location to serve the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan, which have an existing residential population of c. 18,000 and a planned population of c. 34,000 (based on current land use zonings). A specific local objective for a district centre at The Park is the most appropriate mechanism to ensure that the retail and leisure needs of this area of the County are met in a sustainable and planned manner;

 

·         The Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan area is the only large scale residential and employment district in the entire County not served by an existing or planned suitably sized district centre and associated leisure facilities, such as cinemas, to meet local needs. This has resulted in unsustainable & inappropriate outward travel to avail of such facilities elsewhere;

 

  • The subject lands at Carrickmines are located directly adjacent to the Luas line B1 and a proposed Quality Bus Route. The provision of a specific local objective for a District Centre in this location will reduce the need for car based trips out of the area for local retail needs. The integration of residential and employment land uses, retail designations and transportation accords with the guidance set down in the National Spatial Strategy, Regional Planning Guidelines, Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future and the Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030 2030 vision;

 

·         It is noted that The Park, Carrickmines already provides employment for c. 1,400 people. Based on the existing land use zonings it is projected that employment generating uses in this area of the County could provide in the order of 10,000 jobs in the longer term, as there is c. 94 acres (38 ha) of employment zoned land adjoining The Park, Carrickmines, in the immediate vicinity of the subject lands;

 

·         This area of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is currently only served by small neighbourhood centre retail facilities, which serve a local convenience and service function in the retail hierarchy. The existing and planned population in this area of the County warrants the delivery of district centre scale retail facilities of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales over the lifetime of the next Development Plan. The Retail Strategy for the GDA 2008 not only supports but specifically requires the designation of appropriately sized new retail centres where significant new housing has been delivered and is planned, such as at Carrickmines;

 

·         The proposed change in the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m to 15,000 sq.m at Carrickmines represents a reduction of some 40% from the current Development Plan designation. This represents a significant compromise and renders Carrickmines with the lowest net retail sales cap of any District Centre in the County, notwithstanding the very significant existing and planned population in the area;

 

Carrickmines is not included as a district centre in the GDA Retail Strategy 2008. This is because the GDA Retail Strategy was published in 2008 and therefore preceded the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the 2010 County Development Plan. Thus, it would not be possible for Carrickmines to be listed in a document which pre-dates its designation by several years. We also note that the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 is now out of date and was due for revision in 2014. The Strategy has therefore not yet been updated to reflect the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the current Development Plan.  It is and has been common practice in all Dublin Local Authorities, to designate District Centre sites, which thereafter get included into the next review of the GDA Retail Strategy – and not the other way around

 

  • Importantly, Section 6.19 of the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 places importance on the designation of additional retail centres of an appropriate scale in Development Plans where significant new population is planned and specifically states the following:

 

“It is important where large areas of new housing are planned that new retail centres are provided in tandem with the housing at a scale appropriate to meeting the regular convenience and lower order comparison shopping needs of these new communities. In the interests of sustainable development, therefore, this Strategy recommends that in considering the provision of new district centres, where they are (a) needed, and (b) appropriate and justified from a co-ordinated planning perspective. In granting such developments cognisance should be taken of existing retail in other areas of the County/City but should not necessarily be restricted on the basis that a Council already granted a volume of retail in those other areas in excess of what is proposed as needed in this Strategy, where overall patterns of sustainable travel and community viability are accentuated.”;

 

·         Section 6.12 of the GDA Retail Strategy states that ‘it is up to the individual planning authorities in their retail strategies to determine the designation of town and/or district centres based on sound sustainable planning principles’.

·          

  • The 2010 Development Plan addressed this need and ensured compliance with the GDA Retail Strategy by designating Carrickmines as District Centre. It is important to note that the centres listed in the Retail Hierarchy in the 2008 GDA Retail Strategy are specifically stated as not being a definitive list and the relevant table omits a number of existing district centres in other Local Authorities within the GDA. The inclusion of specific local objective for a District Centre (up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales) at Carrickmines is fully consistent with the policy recommendations of the GDA Retail Strategy in respect to the designation of new retail centres in Development Plans;

 

  • In the absence of a District Centre to serve this area the new County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 as this large area of substantial existing and planned new housing and employment would be left without a planned retail centre of an appropriate scale to meet the regular convenience, lower order comparison shopping and leisure needs of these new communities as required by the GDA Retail Strategy;

 

  •  
  • The Regional Planning Guidelines (RPG’s) recommend that district / town centres should be provided / built-up at public transport nodes and Strategic Recommendation ‘ER14’ seeks to direct new retail floor space into areas with significant population bases and those centres selected for additional population growth;

 

  • The subject lands at Carrickmines are situated adjacent to Ballyogan       Wood
  • Luas Stop and high quality existing and proposed public bus   transport

 

  •  It is located centrally within an expanding residential and employment area of the County, which contains the three growth areas of Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside- Ballyogan. Without a specific local objective for a District Centre at Carrickmines the Planning Authority would be failing to provide for the shopping, leisure and service needs of this area of the County in accordance with the recommendations of the RPG’s;

 

  • The proposed designation also complies with the RPG’s which recommend that an integrated approach is taken to settlement, employment and transport policy. This approach is also consistent with the guidance set down in the Retail Planning Guidelines which recommend a plan-led approach and the integration of retail with residential and employment land-uses, particularly in proximity to public transport infrastructure;

 

  • The latest CSO Retail Sales Index figures (August 2014) indicates that retail sales volumes, excluding the motor trade, have returned to significant growth. An increase of more than 5% in the volume of retail sales has been observed from the beginning of 2013. The volume of sales in the Department Store category has increased by 4.3% in 2014, an increase of 4% is observed in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles category and 3.3% in the Food Business in 2014. It is apparent that the national economy and retail expenditure have returned to strong growth, with projections indicating that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond. This further demonstrates the need for district centre scale shopping and leisure facilities at Carrickmines;

 

  •  
  • In the absence of the wording proposed in this motion the new Draft County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 and the Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022;

 

·         Any future planning application for a District Centre type development on the subject lands would have to address the reasons for refusal attached to the decision of An Bord Pleanála, under Register Reference D12A/0163, ABP Ref.: PL06D.240869. The reasons for refusal primarily related to the scale of commercial development and the prematurity of the scale of retailing set out in that application pending the delivery Board’s Inspector advised that a centre of a similar scale to the 2007 permission on the site (which included 5,000 sq.m net retail sales, 1,852 sq.m retail services and ancillary foodcourt, restaurant, financial services, gymnasium and kiosk uses) would be appropriate in the short term, pending further development – which is now commencing again;

 

  • The reasons for refusal would be addressed through a phased development of district centre uses on the subject lands and by reducing the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m, as provided in the current Development Plan, to 15,000 sq.m. The introduction of a significant residential use on the site and the delivery of the significant additional residential and employment development of further housing in proximity to the site. The public bus transport. It is located centrally within an expanding residential and employment area of the County, which contains the three growth areas of Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside- Ballyogan. Without a specific local objective for a District Centre at Carrickmines the Planning Authority would be failing to provide for the shopping, leisure and service needs of this area of the County in accordance with the recommendations of the RPG’s;

 

  • The proposed designation also complies with the RPG’s which recommend that an integrated approach is taken to settlement, employment and transport policy. This approach is also consistent with the guidance set down in the Retail Planning Guidelines which recommend a plan-led approach and the integration of retail with residential and employment land-uses, particularly in proximity to public transport infrastructure;

 

  • The latest CSO Retail Sales Index figures (August 2014) indicates that retail sales volumes, excluding the motor trade, have returned to significant growth. An increase of more than 5% in the volume of retail sales has been observed from the beginning of 2013. The volume of sales in the Department Store category has increased by 4.3% in 2014, an increase of 4% is observed in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles category and 3.3% in the Food Business in 2014. It is apparent that the national economy and retail expenditure have returned to strong growth, with projections indicating that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond. This further demonstrates the need for district centre scale shopping and leisure facilities at Carrickmines;
  •  
  • In the absence of the wording proposed in this motion the new Draft County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 and the Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022;

 

  • Any future planning application for a District Centre type development on the subject lands would have to address the reasons for refusal attached to the decision of An Bord Pleanála, under Register Reference D12A/0163, ABP Ref.: PL06D.240869. The reasons for refusal primarily related to the scale of commercial development and the prematurity of the scale of retailing set out in that application pending the delivery Board’s Inspector advised that a centre of a similar scale to the 2007 permission on the site (which included 5,000 sq.m net retail sales, 1,852 sq.m retail services and ancillary foodcourt, restaurant, financial services, gymnasium and kiosk uses) would be appropriate in the short term, pending further development – which is now commencing again;

 

·         The reasons for refusal would be addressed through a phased development of district centre uses on the subject lands and by reducing the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m, as provided in the current Development Plan, to 15,000 sq.m. The introduction of a significant residential use on the site and the delivery of the significant additional residential and employment developmentplanned in this area of the County over the coming years, would also help address the Board’s concerns in respect to appropriate scale and prematurity pending further housing being delivered in the area;

 

  • Cherrywood Town Centre is a Level 3 District Centre in the County Development Plan. The approved Planning Scheme for Cherrywood SDZ permits Cherrywood Town Centre to cater for between 22,000 to 27,000 sq.m of net retail sales floorspace. As recognised by the Planning Authority during the preparation of the Planning Scheme this floorspace has been designated to service the needs of a maximum new resident population of c. 20,795 persons and a projected employment population of 17,500 persons. Cherrywood Town Centre is not being provided to service the shopping and leisure needs of the people living in Carrickmines, Kilternan, Glenamuck and Stepaside etc., but only the Cherrywood SDZ area;

 

  •  

·         By comparison the key growth areas at Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan has an existing / planned population of c. 34,000 persons and a projected employment population of c. 12,000, and are currently not served by any District Centre;

·          

  • Thus, the proposed Cherrywood town/district centre, as clarified in the Planning Scheme, is to be self-sufficient i.e. the retail floorspace within the SDZ area will be supported by the proposed population of the SDZ area and future employees of the area. Cherrywood town centre will be of a significantly greater scale than any future district centre proposals at Carrickmines; 

 

  • Existing population and retail expenditure figures for the key growth areas, which the District Centre at Carrickmines would serve, demonstrate that there is demand for c. 15,000 sq.m of net retail floorspace over the Development Plan period based on a conservative growth scenario;

 

  •  

·         If this area of the County did not contain a District Centre designation in the new Development Plan, to serve existing and planned residential and employment population, it would be the only substantial urban area in the Country without a district or town centre to meet its retail, service and leisure needs;

 

·         The proposed specific local objective for a district centre in this location has the potential to generate much needed additional economic activity in the area and create significant additional employment in the short term over and above that currently provided at The Park, Carrickmines. It is estimated that the Carrickmines District Centre itself would create 500 new jobs for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. In addition, the building of these retail and leisure facilities would greatly help to stimulate the development of the adjoining 94 acres of Employment zoned lands, which have the potential to create a further 10,000 new jobs for DLR County in the medium term. This will be a significant positive impact of the proposed development.

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Consequential Amendments to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan

 

  • Chapter 3, Table 3.2.2.3- Include Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m. Omit reference to Carrickmines as a new Neighbourhood Centre.

·          

Chapter 3, Policy RET5: District Centres- Include reference to the specific local objective to provide a District Centre at Carrickmines with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

  • Chapter 3, Specific Objectives- Include reference to Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

Motion No. 24 from the floor

 

Motion No. 24 from the floor in the names of Councillors N. Richmond, J. Madigan, L. McGovern, T. Murphy, M. Bailey, P. Stewart, B. Ward, V. Boyhan, S. Brennan, C. Curran, G. Horkan, J. Bailey was proposed by Councillor N. Richmond and seconded by Councillor J. Madigan

 

“DISTRICT CENTRE MOTION

 

MOTION IN RESPECT TO CURRENT DISTRICT CENTRE Z\ONED SITE AT THE PARK CARRICKMINES AND THE NEW DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016-2022

 

Date: 12th February 2015

 

PROPOSED MOTION

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

  1. Specific Local Objective 131 which seeks ‘to provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines’ should be amended as follows:

 

“131    To provide for the development of a District Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines, with a reduced net retail sales cap of 6,000 sq.m and a leisure facility to be provided as Phase 1, which will serve the existing retail and leisure needs of the growth areas of Carrickmines, Stepaside-Ballyogan and Kiltiernan-Glenamuck.  A further 6,000 sq.m net retail sales will be provided when the population of the catchment  area increases, having regard to the considerable extent of residential zoned land in the catchment area, to meet the needs of the substantial additional population planned for this area of the County”.

 

*Relates to lands at The Park, Carrickmines (see Figure 1 below) and Map 9 of the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan. Please note the consequential amendments to the Written Statement set out in Appendix 1.

         

Figure 1: Land Use Zoning Extract with Subject Lands Outlined in Blue

(Details Supplied)

 

REASONS

 

The subject lands at Carrickmines were designated for District Centre uses by the Elected Members following the two year review of the 2010-2016 Development Plan. The designation was challenged by the then Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, however, following a High Court Judicial Review, Mr. Justice Clarke instructed the Planning Authority to reinstate the District Centre zoning into the adopted Development Plan as originally proposed by the Elected Members. The designation of a District Centre at Carrickmines has already been rigorously considered during the current Development Plan preparation process and during the High Court Judicial Review proceedings. The Carrickmines District Centre designation is provided for in the current Development Plan and Core Strategy.

 

The appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation was carefully considered in the Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke in the High Court Judicial Review (Case No. 2010 No. 552 J.R.). The Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke did not raise any concerns whatsoever about the appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation. The judgement required the reincorporation of the Carrickmines District Centre designation in the Development Plan and noted that the elected members had proper regard to the relevant guidelines and had justifiable reasons for designating Carrickmines as a District Centre. Mr. Justice Clarke confirmed that the Development Plan, including the district centre designation at Carrickmines, did provide an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County in accordance with Section 10(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010.

 

The proposed motion seeks to include a site specific objective for a reduced scale of District Centre of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales (the current Development Plan contains a cap of 25,000 sq.m net retail sales). It is considered that a site specific District Centre objective is still entirely appropriate at Carrickmines, to meet the existing and future retail, leisure and service needs of this substantial and rapidly growing residential area and major employment node within the County, for the following reasons:

 

  • The Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan proposes to omit the District Centre zoning and designation at Carrickmines, which is one of 6 planned or existing District Centre’s in the County in the 2010 Development Plan. However, it is necessary to ensure that the new Development Plan provides an appropriate quantum of retail floorspace, and supporting leisure facilities, at this location to serve the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan, which have an existing residential population of c. 18,000 and a planned population of c. 34,000 (based on current land use zonings). A specific local objective for a district centre at The Park is the most appropriate mechanism to ensure that the retail and leisure needs of this area of the County are met in a sustainable and planned manner;
  •  

·         The Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan area is the only large scale residential and employment district in the entire County not served by an existing or planned suitably sized district centre and associated leisure facilities, such as cinemas, to meet local needs. This has resulted in unsustainable & inappropriate outward travel to avail of such facilities elsewhere;

·          

·         The subject lands at Carrickmines are located directly adjacent to the Luas line B1 and a proposed Quality Bus Route. The provision of a specific local objective for a District Centre in this location will reduce the need for car based trips out of the area for local retail needs. The integration of residential and employment land uses, retail designations and transportation accords with the guidance set down in the National Spatial Strategy, Regional Planning Guidelines, Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future and the Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030 2030 vision;

·          

·         It is noted that The Park, Carrickmines already provides employment for c. 1,400 people. Based on the existing land use zonings it is projected that employment generating uses in this area of the County could provide in the order of 10,000 jobs in the longer term, as there is c. 94 acres (38 ha) of employment zoned land adjoining The Park, Carrickmines, in the immediate vicinity of the subject lands;

·          

·         This area of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is currently only served by small neighbourhood centre retail facilities, which serve a local convenience and service function in the retail hierarchy. The existing and planned population in this area of the County warrants the delivery of district centre scale retail facilities of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales over the lifetime of the next Development Plan. The Retail Strategy for the GDA 2008 not only supports but specifically requires the designation of appropriately sized new retail centres where significant new housing has been delivered and is planned, such as at Carrickmines;

 

·         The proposed change in the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m to 15,000 sq.m at Carrickmines represents a reduction of some 40% from the current Development Plan designation. This represents a significant compromise and renders Carrickmines with the lowest net retail sales cap of any District Centre in the County, notwithstanding the very significant existing and planned population in the area;

 

·         Carrickmines is not included as a district centre in the GDA Retail Strategy 2008. This is because the GDA Retail Strategy was published in 2008 and therefore preceded the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the 2010 County Development Plan. Thus, it would not be possible for Carrickmines to be listed in a document which pre-dates its designation by several years. We also note that the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 is now out of date and was due for revision in 2014. The Strategy has therefore not yet been updated to reflect the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the current Development Plan.  It is and has been common practice in all Dublin Local Authorities, to designate District Centre sites, which thereafter get included into the next review of the GDA Retail Strategy – and not the other way around;

 

·         Importantly, Section 6.19 of the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 places importance on the designation of additional retail centres of an appropriate scale in Development Plans where significant new population is planned and specifically states the following:

 

“It is important where large areas of new housing are planned that new retail centres are provided in tandem with the housing at a scale appropriate to meeting the regular convenience and lower order comparison shopping needs of these new communities. In the interests of sustainable development, therefore, this Strategy recommends that in considering the provision of new district centres, where they are (a) needed, and (b) appropriate and justified from a co-ordinated planning perspective. In granting such developments cognisance should be taken of existing retail in other areas of the County/City but should not necessarily be restricted on the basis that a Council already granted a volume of retail in those other areas in excess of what is proposed as needed in this Strategy, where overall patterns of sustainable travel and community viability are accentuated.”;

 

·         Section 6.12 of the GDA Retail Strategy states that ‘it is up to the individual planning authorities in their retail strategies to determine the designation of town and/or district centres based on sound sustainable planning principles’.

·          

·         The 2010 Development Plan addressed this need and ensured compliance with the GDA Retail Strategy by designating Carrickmines as District Centre. It is important to note that the centres listed in the Retail Hierarchy in the 2008 GDA Retail Strategy are specifically stated as not being a definitive list and the relevant table omits a number of existing district centres in other Local Authorities within the GDA. The inclusion of specific local objective for a District Centre (up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales) at Carrickmines is fully consistent with the policy recommendations of the GDA Retail Strategy in respect to the designation of new retail centres in Development Plans;

 

·         In the absence of a District Centre to serve this area the new County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 as this large area of substantial existing and planned new housing and employment would be left without a planned retail centre of an appropriate scale to meet the regular convenience, lower order comparison shopping and leisure needs of these new communities as required by the GDA Retail Strategy;

 

·         The Regional Planning Guidelines (RPG’s) recommend that district / town centres should be provided / built-up at public transport nodes and Strategic Recommendation ‘ER1 seeks to direct new retail floor space into areas with significant population bases and those centres selected for additional population growth;

 

  • The subject lands at Carrickmines are situated adjacent to Ballyogan Wood Luas Stop and high quality existing and proposed public bus transport. It is located centrally within an expanding residential and employment area of the County, which contains the three growth areas of Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside- Ballyogan. Without a specific local objective for a District Centre at Carrickmines the Planning Authority would be failing to provide for the shopping, leisure and service needs of this area of the County in accordance with the recommendations of the RPG’s;

 

  • The proposed designation also complies with the RPG’s which recommend that an integrated approach is taken to settlement, employment and transport policy. This approach is also consistent with the guidance set down in the Retail Planning Guidelines which recommend a plan-led approach and the integration of retail with residential and employment land-uses, particularly in proximity to public transport infrastructure;

 

·         The latest CSO Retail Sales Index figures (August 2014) indicates that retail sales volumes, excluding the motor trade, have returned to significant growth. An increase of more than 5% in the volume of retail sales has been observed from the beginning of 2013. The volume of sales in the Department Store category has increased by 4.3% in 2014, an increase of 4% is observed in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles category and 3.3% in the Food Business in 2014. It is apparent that the national economy and retail expenditure have returned to strong growth, with projections indicating that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond. This further demonstrates the need for district centre scale shopping and leisure facilities at Carrickmines;

·          

·         In the absence of the wording proposed in this motion the new Draft County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 and the Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022;

 

·         Any future planning application for a District Centre type development on the subject lands would have to address the reasons for refusal attached to the decision of An Bord Pleanála, under Register Reference D12A/0163, ABP Ref.: PL06D.240869. The reasons for refusal primarily related to the scale of commercial development and the prematurity of the scale of retailing set out in that application pending the delivery of further housing in proximity to the site. The Board’s Inspector advised that a centre of a similar scale to the 2007 permission on the site (which included 5,000 sq.m net retail sales, 1,852 sq.m retail services and ancillary foodcourt, restaurant, financial services, gymnasium and kiosk uses) would be appropriate in the short term, pending further development – which is now commencing again;

 

·         The reasons for refusal would be addressed through a phased development of district centre uses on the subject lands and by reducing the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m, as provided in the current Development Plan, to 15,000 sq.m. The introduction of a significant residential use on the site and the delivery of the significant additional residential and employment development planned in this area of the County over the coming years, would also help address the Board’s concerns in respect to appropriate scale and prematurity pending further housing being delivered in the area;

 

·         Cherrywood Town Centre is a Level 3 District Centre in the County Development Plan. The approved Planning Scheme for Cherrywood SDZ permits Cherrywood Town Centre to cater for between 22,000 to 27,000 sq.m of net retail sales floorspace. As recognised by the Planning Authority during the preparation of the Planning Scheme this floorspace has been designated to service the needs of a maximum new resident population of c. 20,795 persons and a projected employment population of 17,500 persons. Cherrywood Town Centre is not being provided to service the shopping and leisure needs of the people living in Carrickmines, Kilternan, Glenamuck and Stepaside etc., but only the Cherrywood SDZ area;

 

·          

·         By comparison the key growth areas at Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan has an existing / planned population of c. 34,000 persons and a projected employment population of c. 12,000, and are currently not served by any District Centre;

·          

·         Thus, the proposed Cherrywood town/district centre, as clarified in the Planning Scheme, is to be self-sufficient i.e. the retail floorspace within the SDZ area will be supported by the proposed population of the SDZ area and future employees of the area. Cherrywood town centre will be of a significantly greater scale than any future district centre proposals at Carrickmines; 

 

·         Existing population and retail expenditure figures for the key growth areas, which the District Centre at Carrickmines would serve, demonstrate that there is demand for c. 15,000 sq.m of net retail floorspace over the Development Plan period based on a conservative growth scenario;

 

·          

·         If this area of the County did not contain a District Centre designation in the new Development Plan, to serve existing and planned residential and employment population, it would be the only substantial urban area in the Country without a district or town centre to meet its retail, service and leisure needs;

 

·         The proposed specific local objective for a district centre in this location has the potential to generate much needed additional economic activity in the area and create significant additional employment in the short term over and above that currently provided at The Park, Carrickmines. It isestimated that the Carrickmines District Centre itself would create 500 new jobs for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. In addition, the building of thebuilding of these retail and leisure facilities would greatly help to stimulate the development of the adjoining 94 acres of Employment zoned lands, which have the potential to create a further 10,000 new jobs for DLR County in the medium term. This will be a significant positive impact of the proposed development.

 

Appendix 1

 

Consequential Amendments to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan

 

  • Chapter 3, Table 3.2.2.3- Include Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m. Omit reference to Carrickmines as a new Neighbourhood Centre.

·          

Chapter 3, Policy RET5: District Centres- Include reference to the specific local objective to provide a District Centre at Carrickmines with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

  • Chapter 3, Specific Objectives- Include reference to Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.”

 

256.

Adjournment of Meeting

It was AGREED to adjourn the meeting to allow the Executive  time to  consider Motion No. 24 from the floor.  The meeting adjourned at 5.35p.m.. 

257.

Reconvening of Meeting

The meeting RECONVENED at 5.50 pm.

 

 

258.

Motion No. 24 from the floor

Following a discussion, Ms. K.Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive and Mr. L. Walsh responded and advised the Members that the issues raised in the Chief Executive’s reports which were issued in respect of Motion No. 83 and 84 still applied. (Minute Nos DEV 149/15 and DEV 150/15).  Ms. K. Holohan reiterated to the Members that if the motion was passed the Council will have to append a statement in accordance with Section 28 of the (Planning & Development) Act 2000 (as amended) outlining the reasons for forming the opinion that it is not possible to comply with the guidelines and why the objectives and policies of the Minister have not been implemented.

 

Motion 24 from the floor was WITHDRAWN.

 

 

259.

Motion No. 26 from the floor

Councillor N. Richmond then submitted Motion No. 26 from the floor.

 

Motion No. 26 from the floor

 

It was proposed by Councillor N. Richmond and seconded by Councillor J. Madigan.

 

“DISTRICT CENTRE MOTION

 

MOTION IN RESPECT TO CURRENT DISTRICT CENTRE Z\ONED SITE AT THE PARK CARRICKMINES AND THE NEW DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016-2022

 

Date: 12th February 2015

 

PROPOSED MOTION

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

  1. Specific Local Objective 131 which seeks ‘to provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines’ should be amended as follows:

 

“131    To provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines, with a reduced net retail sales cap of 6,000 sq.m and a leisure facility, which will help meet the existing and future retail and leisure needs of the growth areas of Carrickmines, Stepaside-Ballyogan and Kiltiernan-Glenamuck”.

 

*Relates to lands at The Park, Carrickmines (see Figure 1 below) and Map 9 of the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan. Please note the consequential amendments to the Written Statement set out in Appendix 1.

         

Figure 1: Land Use Zoning Extract with Subject Lands Outlined in Blue

(Details Supplied)

 

REASONS

 

The subject lands at Carrickmines were designated for District Centre uses by the Elected Members following the two year review of the 2010-2016 Development Plan. The designation was challenged by the then Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, however, following a High Court Judicial Review, Mr. Justice Clarke instructed the Planning Authority to reinstate the District Centre zoning into the adopted Development Plan as originally proposed by the Elected Members. The designation of a District Centre at Carrickmines has already been rigorously considered during the current Development Plan preparation process and during the High Court Judicial Review proceedings. The Carrickmines District Centre designation is provided for in the current Development Plan and Core Strategy.

 

The appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation was carefully considered in the Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke in the High Court Judicial Review (Case No. 2010 No. 552 J.R.). The Judgement of Mr. Justice Clarke did not raise any concerns whatsoever about the appropriateness of the subject site for a district centre designation. The judgement required the reincorporation of the Carrickmines District Centre designation in the Development Plan and noted that the elected members had proper regard to the relevant guidelines and had justifiable reasons for designating Carrickmines as a District Centre. Mr. Justice Clarke confirmed that the Development Plan, including the district centre designation at Carrickmines, did provide an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County in accordance with Section 10(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010.

 

The proposed motion seeks to include a site specific objective for a reduced scale of District Centre of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales (the current Development Plan contains a cap of 25,000 sq.m net retail sales). It is considered that a site specific District Centre objective is still entirely appropriate at Carrickmines, to meet the existing and future retail, leisure and service needs of this substantial and rapidly growing residential area and major employment node within the County, for the following reasons:

 

  • The Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan proposes to omit the District Centre zoning and designation at Carrickmines, which is one of 6 planned or existing District Centre’s in the County in the 2010 Development Plan. However, it is necessary to ensure that the new Development Plan provides an appropriate quantum of retail floorspace, and supporting leisure facilities, at this location to serve the key growth areas of Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan, which have an existing residential population of c. 18,000 and a planned population of c. 34,000 (based on current land use zonings). A specific local objective for a district centre at The Park is the most appropriate mechanism to ensure that the retail and leisure needs of this area of the County are met in a sustainable and planned manner;
  •  

·         The Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan area is the only large scale residential and employment district in the entire County not served by an existing or planned suitably sized district centre and associated leisure facilities, such as cinemas, to meet local needs. This has resulted in unsustainable & inappropriate outward travel to avail of such facilities elsewhere;

·          

·         The subject lands at Carrickmines are located directly adjacent to the Luas line B1 and a proposed Quality Bus Route. The provision of a specific local objective for a District Centre in this location will reduce the need for car based trips out of the area for local retail needs. The integration of residential and employment land uses, retail designations and transportation accords with the guidance set down in the National Spatial Strategy, Regional Planning Guidelines, Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future and the Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030 2030 vision;

 

·         It is noted that The Park, Carrickmines already provides employment for c. 1,400 people. Based on the existing land use zonings it is projected that employment generating uses in this area of the County could provide in the order of 10,000 jobs in the longer term, as there is c. 94 acres (38 ha) of employment zoned land adjoining The Park, Carrickmines, in the immediate vicinity of the subject lands;

 

·         This area of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is currently only served by small neighbourhood centre retail facilities, which serve a local convenience and service function in the retail hierarchy. The existing and planned population in this area of the County warrants the delivery of district centre scale retail facilities of up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales over the lifetime of the next Development Plan. The Retail Strategy for the GDA 2008 not only supports but specifically requires the designation of appropriately sized new retail centres where significant new housing has been delivered and is planned, such as at Carrickmines;

 

·         The proposed change in the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m to 15,000 sq.m at Carrickmines represents a reduction of some 40% from the current Development Plan designation. This represents a significant compromise and renders Carrickmines with the lowest net retail sales cap of any District Centre in the County, notwithstanding the very significant existing and planned population in the area;

 

·         Carrickmines is not included as a district centre in the GDA Retail Strategy 2008. This is because the GDA Retail Strategy was published in 2008 and therefore preceded the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the 2010 County Development Plan. Thus, it would not be possible for Carrickmines to be listed in a document which pre-dates its designation by several years. We also note that the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 is now out of date and was due for revision in 2014. The Strategy has therefore not yet been updated to reflect the designation of Carrickmines as a District Centre in the current Development Plan.  It is and has been common practice in all Dublin Local Authorities, to designate District Centre sites, which thereafter get included into the next review of the GDA Retail Strategy – and not the other way around;

 

·         Importantly, Section 6.19 of the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 places importance on the designation of additional retail centres of an appropriate scale in Development Plans where significant new population is planned and specifically states the following:

 

“It is important where large areas of new housing are planned that new retail centres are provided in tandem with the housing at a scale appropriate to meeting the regular convenience and lower order comparison shopping needs of these new communities. In the interests of sustainable development, therefore, this Strategy recommends that in considering the provision of new district centres, where they are (a) needed, and (b) appropriate and justified from a co-ordinated planning perspective. In granting such developments cognisance should be taken of existing retail in other areas of the County/City but should not necessarily be restricted on the basis that a Council already granted a volume of retail in those other areas in excess of what is proposed as needed in this Strategy, where overall patterns of sustainable travel and community viability are accentuated.”;

 

·         Section 6.12 of the GDA Retail Strategy states that ‘it is up to the individual planning authorities in their retail strategies to determine the designation of town and/or district centres based on sound sustainable planning principles’.

 

·         The 2010 Development Plan addressed this need and ensured compliance with the GDA Retail Strategy by designating Carrickmines as District Centre. It is important to note that the centres listed in the Retail Hierarchy in the 2008 GDA Retail Strategy are specifically stated as not being a definitive list and the relevant table omits a number of existing district centres in other Local Authorities within the GDA. The inclusion of specific local objective for a District Centre (up to 15,000 sq.m net retail sales) at Carrickmines is fully consistent with the policy recommendations of the GDA Retail Strategy in respect to the designation of new retail centres in Development Plans;

 

·         In the absence of a District Centre to serve this area the new County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 as this large area of substantial existing and planned new housing and employment would be left without a planned retail centre of an appropriate scale to meet the regular convenience, lower order comparison shopping and leisure needs of these new communities as required by the GDA Retail Strategy;

 

·         The Regional Planning Guidelines (RPG’s) recommend that district / town centres should be provided / built-up at public transport nodes and Strategic Recommendation ‘ER1 seeks to direct new retail floor space into areas with significant population bases and those centres selected for additional population growth;

 

  • The subject lands at Carrickmines are situated adjacent to Ballyogan Wood Luas Stop and high quality existing and proposed public bus transport. It is located centrally within an expanding residential and employment area of the County, which contains the three growth areas of Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside- Ballyogan. Without a specific local objective for a District Centre at Carrickmines the Planning Authority would be failing to provide for the shopping, leisure and service needs of this area of the County in accordance with the recommendations of the RPG’s;

 

  • The proposed designation also complies with the RPG’s which recommend that an integrated approach is taken to settlement, employment and transport policy. This approach is also consistent with the guidance set down in the Retail Planning Guidelines which recommend a plan-led approach and the integration of retail with residential and employment land-uses, particularly in proximity to public transport infrastructure;

 

·         The latest CSO Retail Sales Index figures (August 2014) indicates that retail sales volumes, excluding the motor trade, have returned to significant growth. An increase of more than 5% in the volume of retail sales has been observed from the beginning of 2013. The volume of sales in the Department Store category has increased by 4.3% in 2014, an increase of 4% is observed in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles category and 3.3% in the Food Business in 2014. It is apparent that the national economy and retail expenditure have returned to strong growth, with projections indicating that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond. This further demonstrates the need for district centre scale shopping and leisure facilities at Carrickmines;

 

·         In the absence of the wording proposed in this motion the new Draft County Development Plan would be inconsistent with the GDA Retail Strategy 2008 and the Regional Planning Guidelines for the GDA 2010-2022;

 

·         Any future planning application for a District Centre type development on the subject lands would have to address the reasons for refusal attached to the decision of An Bord Pleanála, under Register Reference D12A/0163, ABP Ref.: PL06D.240869. The reasons for refusal primarily related to the scale of commercial development and the prematurity of the scale of retailing set out in that application pending the delivery of further housing in proximity to the site. The Board’s Inspector advised that a centre of a similar scale to the 2007 permission on the site (which included 5,000 sq.m net retail sales, 1,852 sq.m retail services and ancillary foodcourt, restaurant, financial services, gymnasium and kiosk uses) would be appropriate in the short term, pending further development – which is now commencing again;

 

·         The reasons for refusal would be addressed through a phased development of district centre uses on the subject lands and by reducing the net retail sales cap from 25,000 sq.m, as provided in the current Development Plan, to 15,000 sq.m. The introduction of a significant residential use on the site and the delivery of the significant additional residential and employment development planned in this area of the County over the coming years, would also help address the Board’s concerns in respect to appropriate scale and prematurity pending further housing being delivered in the area;

 

·         Cherrywood Town Centre is a Level 3 District Centre in the County Development Plan. The approved Planning Scheme for Cherrywood SDZ permits Cherrywood Town Centre to cater for between 22,000 to 27,000 sq.m of net retail sales floorspace. As recognised by the Planning Authority during the preparation of the Planning Scheme this floorspace has been designated to service the needs of a maximum new resident population of c. 20,795 persons and a projected employment population of 17,500 persons. Cherrywood Town Centre is not being provided to service the shopping and leisure needs of the people living in Carrickmines, Kilternan, Glenamuck and Stepaside etc., but only the Cherrywood SDZ area;

 

·          

·         By comparison the key growth areas at Carrickmines, Kilternan-Glenamuck and Stepaside-Ballyogan has an existing / planned population of c. 34,000 persons and a projected employment population of c. 12,000, and are currently not served by any District Centre;

·          

·         Thus, the proposed Cherrywood town/district centre, as clarified in the Planning Scheme, is to be self-sufficient i.e. the retail floorspace within the SDZ area will be supported by the proposed population of the SDZ area and future employees of the area. Cherrywood town centre will be of a significantly greater scale than any future district centre proposals at Carrickmines; 

 

·         Existing population and retail expenditure figures for the key growth areas, which the District Centre at Carrickmines would serve, demonstrate that there is demand for c. 15,000 sq.m of net retail floorspace over the Development Plan period based on a conservative growth scenario;

 

·          

·         If this area of the County did not contain a District Centre designation in the new Development Plan, to serve existing and planned residential and employment population, it would be the only substantial urban area in the Country without a district or town centre to meet its retail, service and leisure needs;

 

·         The proposed specific local objective for a district centre in this location has the potential to generate much needed additional economic activity in the area and create significant additional employment in the short term over and above that currently provided at The Park, Carrickmines. It isestimated that the Carrickmines District Centre itself would create 500 new jobs for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. In addition, the building of thebuilding of these retail and leisure facilities would greatly help to stimulate the development of the adjoining 94 acres of Employment zoned lands, which have the potential to create a further 10,000 new jobs for DLR County in the medium term. This will be a significant positive impact of the proposed development.

 

Appendix 1

 

Consequential Amendments to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan

 

  • Chapter 3, Table 3.2.2.3- Include Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m. Omit reference to Carrickmines as a new Neighbourhood Centre.

·          

Chapter 3, Policy RET5: District Centres- Include reference to the specific local objective to provide a District Centre at Carrickmines with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.

 

  • Chapter 3, Specific Objectives- Include reference to Carrickmines as a District Centre with a net retail sales cap of 15,000 sq.m.”

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker ADJOURNED the meeting to allow  the  Executive time  to  consider  Motion No. 26 from the floor. 

 

260.

Adjournment of meeting

It was AGREED to ADJOURN the meeting to allow  the Executive time  to consider Motion 26 from the floor and for refreshments.

 

The meeting ADJOURNED at 7.00 p.m.

 

 

261.

Reconvening of Meeting

The meeting reconvened at 7.45p.m.

 

 

262.

Motion No. 26 from the floor

A discussion followed  during the course of which Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Executive Planner and Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’ queries and advised that the previous advice in relation to the Leisure element of the motion still applied.   In response to queries from Councillors, Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive advised that the issue in relation to Section 28 did not apply to this motion.  Councillor N. Richmond WITHDREW. Motion No. 26  from the floor.

 

 

263.

Amended Motion No. 26 from the floor

A further discussion followed during the course of which Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Executive Planner and Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to the debate.   Following this discussion an amended Motion No. 26 from the floor was submitted by Councillor N.  Richmond, seconded by Councillor C. Curran.

 

“CARRICKMINES NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE MOTION

 

MOTION IN RESPECT TO CURRENT DISTRICT CENTRE ZONED SITE AT THE PARK CARRICKMINES AND THE NEW DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016-2022

 

Date: 12th February 2015

 

PROPOSED MOTION

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

1.       Having regard to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development plan which includes an ‘E’ zoning objective, which seeks ‘to provide for economic development and employment’, and Specific Local Objective 131 which seeks ‘to provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines’ at The Park, Carrickmines, we propose the following amendment to ~Specific Local Objective 131:

 

“131    To provide for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre in the north-east ‘quadrant’ of the Park, Carrickmines, with a net retail floorspace  cap of 6,000 sq.m and a Leisure Facility, which will help meet the existing and future retail and leisure needs of the growth areas of Carrickmines, Stepaside-Ballyogan and Kiltiernan-Glenamuck”.

 

2.        Land Use Zoning Amendment

 

Chapter 8, Section 8.3 Land Use Zoning Objectives – Include ‘leisure facility’ as an open for consideration use under the ‘E’ zoning objective, with a footnote that this only applies to ‘E’ zoned lands subject to a Specific Local Objective for a ‘Neighbourhood Centre’.    This is required as a consequential amendment to the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan as a result of Motion 1 above.

 

*Relates to lands at The Park, Carrickmines (see Figure 1 below) and Map 9 of the Chief Executive’s Draft Development Plan.

         

Figure 1: Land Use Zoning Extract with Subject Lands Outlined in Blue

(Details Supplied)

 

The subjectlands atCarrickmineswere designatedfor DistrictCentre usesby theElected Members followingthe twoyear reviewof the2010-2016 CountyDevelopment Plan.The designation was challengedby thethen Ministerfor theEnvironment, JohnGormley, however following a HighCourt JudicialReview, Mr.Justice Clarkeinstructed thePlanning Authorityto reinstate the DistrictCentre zoninginto theadopted DevelopmentPlan asoriginally proposedby the  Elected Members,  ashe consideredthat the  Elected Membershad regardto the

relevantplanning guidelines andpolicies whenputting forwardthe designation.

 

Itis consideredappropriate toclarify theextent ofretail floorspace,and supportingleisure uses, that areconsidered reasonableto meetthe existingand futureneeds ofthis substantial and rapidlygrowing residentialarea andmajor employmentnode withinthe County.

 

Inthis regardthe proposedNeighbourhoodCentre designationfor theselands inthe Chief Executive's DraftDevelopment Planis noted.An amendmentof theSpecific LocalObjective, as setout above,to providefor 6,000sq.m net ofretail floorspaceand aLeisure Facility,is justified, having regardto thefollowing:

 

·         TheChief Executive'sResponse to Motion82, whichproposed aneighbourhood centrewith anet retailfloorspacecap ofup to10,000 sq.m,states that'it is consideredappropriate tofacilitate partof this  motion toprovide  an overall maximum of6,000 sq.mnet retailsales NeighbourhoodCentre onthe lands zoned'E' 'toprovide foreconomic developmentand employment'in thenorth­ east quadrant ofthe ThePark, Carrickmines'.

 

·         Havingregard toexisting andplanned populationin the Carrickmines,Stepaside­ Ballyoganand Kiltiernan-Glenamuckgrowth areasand thelack ofany suchleisure facilitiesin thisarea ofthe County,it isconsidered appropriateto providefor leisure facilities inthis locationto meetthe needsof thesubstantial existingand planned population ofover 30,000in asustainable andplanned manner.At presentresidents have to travelto StillorganDistrict Centreor themajor towncentres of Dundrumand Dun Laoghaireto availof leisurefacilities suchas acinema, children'sleisure ora bowling alley.An appropriatelyscaled leisurefacility isconsidered appropriatefor this locationand hasregard tothe planninghistory ofthe lands.The LeisureFacility will also help attractadditional employmentto thekey employmentnode identifiedat Carrickmines.

 

·         In relationto concernsraised inrespect toone ofthe possiblefuture leisureuses (a cinema)the Board'sassessment ofa previousapplication foran 8screen cinemaon the subjectsite isreferred toby theChief Executive.We notethat thisapplication precededthe currentDevelopment Planand wasfor avery largecinema complex. However,the Inspectornoted inthe assessmentof thisapplication that"although notobjecting tothe principle,I amconcerned thatthe proposedsize ofthe cinema, incorporating 8screens, couldbe consideredto bewell beyondthe scale required toserve suchacentre"and ''Iamnot againstthe principleof providing acinema,believing thatit cancontribute tothe vitality andviability ofthe centre,encourage theevening economyand haveapositiveimpact onsafety and security." Thus,a reducedsize ofcinema interms ofscreens andseats wouldhelp address the Board'sconcerns onthis particularleisure use.

 

·         The designationof alarge neighbourhoodcentre at Carrickmines is fullyin accordance with the RetailStrategy for theGDA whichrecommends thatnew retailcentres should be providedfor wheresubstantial newpopulation growthis planned.This areaof the Countyhas anexisting populationof 18,000persons anda plannedpopulation of 34,000 persons.

 

·         Giventhe extentof existingand plannedpopulation inthe areaand thetotal lackof leisure facilitiesto meettheir needsit isentirely appropriateto planfor sucha facility inthis keylocation ata publictransport interchange,to ensurepeople donot haveto travel unnecessarily outof thearea tomeet theirweekly leisureneeds;

 

·         Inthe absenceof this specificlocal objective,which seeksto ensurethe retail,leisure and community facilityneeds ofthe substantialgrowth areasof Carrickmines,Kiltiernan-Glenamuckand Stepaside-Ballyoganare catered,the DevelopmentPlan would  becontrary tothe principlesof sustainabledevelopment andthe recommendationsof the GDARetail Strategyand RPG'sfor theGDA.

 

·         Theexisting retailprovision inthis partof theCounty isentirely inadequateto serve the retailneeds ofthe growthareas ofStepaside-Ballyogan,Kiltiernan-Glenamuckand Carrickmines.It hasbeen demonstratedthrough retailimpact assessments,which are based onexisting populationlevels, thatthere isadequate retailexpenditure  inthe catchment area tosupport anadditional 6,000sq.m net retailsales inthe immediate term.

 

·         TheChief Executive'sDraft DevelopmentPlan proposesto omitthe DistrictCentre zoning and designationat Carrickmines,which isone of6 plannedor existingDistrict Centre'sin theCounty inthe 2010Development Plan.It isnecessary toensure that the newDevelopment Planprovides anappropriate quantumof retailfloorspace,and supporting leisure facilities,at thislocation toserve thekey growthareas of Carrickmines, Kiltiernan-Glenamuckand Stepaside-Ballyogan,which havean existing residential populationof c.18,000 anda plannedpopulation ofc. 34,000(based on current landuse zonings);

 

·         TheCarrickmines,Kiltiernan-Glenamuckand Stepaside-Ballyoganarea isthe only largescale residentialand employmentdistrict inthe entireCounty notserved byan existing or plannedsuitably sizeddistrict centreand associatedleisure facilities,such as cinemas,to meetlocal needs.This hasresulted inunsustainable outwardtravel to availof suchfacilities elsewhere;

 

·         Thesubject landsat Carrickminesare locateddirectly adjacentto theLuas line B1and a proposed QualityBus Route.The provisionof aNeighbourhoodCentre designation,with aretail floorspacecap of6,000 sq.m,in thislocation willreduce theneed forcar based trips outof thearea forlocal retailneeds. Theintegration ofresidential and employment landuses, retaildesignations andtransportation accordswith the guidanceset downin theNational SpatialStrategy, RegionalPlanning Guidelinesand Smarter Travel- ASustainable TransportFuture andthe GreaterDublin AreaDraft Transport Strategy 2011-20302030 vision;

 

·         Itis notedthat ThePark, Carrickminesalready providesemployment forc. 1,400people. Based onthe existingland usezonings itis projectedthat employmentgenerating uses inthis areaof theCounty couldprovide inthe orderof 10,000jobs inthe longerterm, asthere isc. 94acres (38ha) ofemployment zonedland adjoiningThe Park, Carrickmines,in theimmediate vicinityof theproposed NeighbourhoodCentre  site;

 

·         Carrickminesis notincluded asa districtcentre in theGDA RetailStrategy 2008.This is becausethe GDARetail Strategywas publishedin 2008and thereforepreceded the designation ofCarrickminesas aDistrict Centrein the2010 CountyDevelopment Plan.Thus, itwould notbe possiblefor Carrickminesto belisted in adocument whichpre­ dates its designationby severalyears. Wealso notethat theGDA RetailStrategy 2008 is nowout of dateand wasdue forrevision in2014. The Strategyhas thereforenot yet beenupdated toreflect thedesignation ofCarrickminesas aDistrict Centrein the currentDevelopment Plan.It isand hasbeen commonpractice inall DublinLocal Authorities,to designateDistrict Centresites, whichthereafter getincluded intothe next reviewof theGDA RetailStrategy -and notthe otherway around;

 

·         Importantly,Section 6.19of theGDA RetailStrategy 2008places importanceon the designationof additionalretail centresof anappropriate scalein DevelopmentPlans where significant newpopulation isplanned andspecifically statesthe following:

 

·         "It is importantwhere largeareasofnew housingare plannedthat newretail centresare providedin tandemwith thehousing atascaleappropriate to meetingthe regular convenience andlower ordercomparison shoppingneeds ofthese newcommunities. In theinterests ofsustainable development,therefore, thisStrategy recommendsthat in consideringthe provisionof newdistrict centres,where theyare (a)needed, and(b) appropriateand justified fromaco-ordinated planningperspective.  Ingranting such developments  cognisance  should  be taken  ofexisting  retail  in other  areasof  the County/City but shouldnot necessarilybe restrictedon thebasisthataCouncilalready granted a volumeof retailin thoseother areasin excessof whatisproposedasneeded in thisStrategy, whereoverall patternsof sustainabletravel andcommunity  viability accentuated".

 

·         Section6.12 ofthe GDARetail Strategystates that'it isupto theindividual planningauthorities intheir retailstrategies to determinethe designationof townand/or district centres basedon sound sustainable planningprinciples'. Itis importantto notethat the centreslisted inthe RetailHierarchy inthe 2008GDA RetailStrategy arespecifically stated asnot beinga definitivelist;

 

·         The2010 DevelopmentPlan addressesthis needand ensuredcompliance withthe GDA RetailStrategy bydesignating Carrickminesas DistrictCentre. Inthe absenceof a DistrictCentre toserve thisarea itis importantto ensureadequate neighbourhoodcentre facilities areprovided. Theremoval ofthe DistrictCentre designationat Carrickmineswould renderthe newCounty DevelopmentPlan 2016-2022inconsistent with theGDA RetailStrategy inthe absenceof adequateretail andleisure facilities toserve thepopulation ofthe area;

 

·         Thereforethe proposedNeighbourhoodCentre designationat Carrickminesin thenew County Development Planwould helpensure consistencywith theguidance setout in GDARetail Strategy2008 inrespect tosubstantial existingand plannednew housing and employmentareas, providedit isof sufficientscale. TheGDA RetailStrategy states thatLevel 3(District) Centreshave aguideline sizeof approximately10,000 sq.mnet andup to20,000 sq.mnet withinthe metropolitanarea ofthe GDA.Thus, on thisbasis itis consideredthat aretail floorspacecap of6,000 sq.mnet retailsales is appropriatefor aNeighbourhoodCentre inthis location;

 

·         TheRegional PlanningGuidelines (RPG's)recommend thatretail centresshould be provided /built-upat publictransport nodesand StrategicRecommendation 'ER14'seeks todirect newretail floorspace intoareas withsignificant populationbases and those centresselected foradditional populationgrowth;

 

·         Thesubject landsat Carrickmines,  wherethe proposedNeighbourhoodCentre of 6,000 sq.mis tobe providedunder thismotion, issituated adjacentto BallyoganWood LuasStop andhigh qualityexisting andproposed publicbus transport.It islocated centrallywithin anexpanding residentialand employmentarea ofthe County,which contains the threegrowth areasof Carrickmines,Kilternan-Glenamuckand Stepaside­Ballyogan.  Without the designation of a Neighbourhood Centre of sufficeient scale at Carrickminesthe PlanningAuthority wouldbe failingto providefor theshopping needs of thisarea ofthe Countyin accordancewith therecommendations ofthe RPG's;

 

·         Theproposed designationalso complieswith theRPG's whichrecommend thatan integrated approach istaken tosettlement, employmentand transportpolicy. This approach isalso consistentwith theguidance setdown inthe RetailPlanning Guidelineswhich recommenda plan-ledapproach andthe integrationof retailwith residential and employmentland-uses, particularlyin proximityto publictransport infrastructure;

 

·         Thelatest CSORetail SalesIndex figures(August 2014)indicates thatretail sales volumes, excludingthe motortrade (whichis therelevant considerationin respectto existing and newretail centres),have returnedto significantgrowth. Anincrease of morethan 5%in thevolume ofretail saleshas beenobserved fromthe beginningof 2013. Thevolume ofsales inthe DepartmentStore categoryhas increasedby 4.3% in2014, anincrease of4% isobserved inthe Clothing,Footwear andTextiles categoryand 3.3%in theFood Businessin 2014.It isapparent thatthe nationaleconomy and retail expenditurehave returnedto stronggrowth, withprojections indicatingthat growth will continuein 2015and beyond.This furtherdemonstrates theappropriateness ofthe objectiveset outin thismotion forCarrickmines;

 

·         Inthe absenceof thewording proposedin thismotion thenew DraftCounty DevelopmentPlan wouldbe inconsistentwith theGDA RetailStrategy 2008and the RegionalPlanning Guidelinesfor theGDA 2010-2022;

 

·         Theproposed NeighbourhoodCentre of6,000 sq.mnet retailsales andincorporating leisurefacilities willaddress thereasons forrefusal attached tothe decision ofAn BordPleanala,under RegisterReference D12A/0163,ABP Ref.:PL06D.240869, torefuse planning permission inApril 2013for alarge districtcentre type development,on the DistrictCentre zonedsite;

 

·         Thereasons forrefusal primarilyrelated tothe scaleof commercialdevelopment and the prematurityof thescale ofretailing setout inthat applicationpending thedelivery of further housingin proximityto thesite. TheBoard's Inspectoradvised thata centreof asimilar scaleto the2007 permissionon thesite (whichincluded 5,000sq.m net retail sales. 1,852sg.m retail services  and ancillaryfoodcourt,restaurant. financialservices. gymnasiumand kioskuses) wouldbe appropriatein theshort term.By re­ designatingthe siteas aNeighbourhoodCentre witha netretail floorspacecap of 6,000sq.m, in comparisonto the25,000 sq.mcap inthe currentPlan forthe District Centre, theissue ofthe scaleof developmentproposed willbe fullyaddressed;

 

·         Planningpermission waspreviously grantedby DunLaoghaire RathdownCounty Council for asubstantial mixeduse development,including neighbourhoodcentre uses,(Reg. Ref.:D07A0936), onthe subjectlands atThe Park,Carrickminesin April 2008. Thequantum ofretail floorspacepermitted inthis schemewas c.5,000 sq.mnet retail sales and1,852 sq.mof retailservices, aspart ofa mixeduse neighbourhoodcentre development whichhad agross floorarea of83,900 sq.mcomprising of331 no. residentialunits, 20,783sq.m of officefloorspace,a primaryhealth carefacility, 2 no. creche,foodcourt,restaurants, financialservices, gymnasiumand kiosks;

 

·         Theproposed designationhas thepotential togenerate additionaleconomic activityin the areaand createsignificant additionalemployment inthe short termover andabove that currently providedat ThePark, Carrickmines.This willbe asignificant positive impact of the proposed development.

 

A discussion followed during the course of which Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive and Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Executive Planner responded to Members’ queries.   Mr. L. Walsh, Senior Executive Planner advised that with regard to the Leisure element of amended motion No. 26 from the floor that his previous advise to the Members still applied. 

 

Following a further discussion the amended Motion was PUT.  A roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

?

 

 

Bailey, Maria

?

 

 

Baker, Marie

?

 

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

?

 

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

?

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

?

 

 

Dockery, Liam

?

 

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Fayne, Mary

?

 

 

Feeney, Kate

?

 

 

Gill, Karl

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

 

?

 

Hanafin, Mary

?

 

 

Hand, Pat

?

 

 

Horkan, Gerry

?

 

 

Humphreys, Richard

 

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

 

?

 

Lewis, Hugh

 

?

 

Madigan, Josepha

?

 

 

Martin, Catherine

 

?

 

McCarthy, Lettie

 

?

 

McGovern, Lynsey

?

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

?

 

 

Murphy, Tom

?

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

 

?

 

O’Brien, Shane

 

?

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

 

?

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

?

 

 

Saul, Barry

?

 

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

?

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

 

 

Ward, Barry

?

 

 

TOTAL:

24

13

 

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the Motion CARRIED.

 

 

264.

P 166 POLICY UD1 DELETION OF WORD - MOTION NO. 188 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

In the absence of Councillor R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien  without discussion.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 166 policy UD1 delete “new”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were AGREED.

 

 

265.

P 166 POLICY UD1 INSERTION OF WORD - MOTION NO. 189 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

In the absence of Councillor R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan.

 

 “That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 166 policy UD1 after “parking,”insertwayfinding”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

266.

PAGE 166 8.1.1.1 POLICY UD1 - DEFINITION - MOTION NO. 190 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor L. McGovern.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.1.1.1. Policy UD1: Urban Design Principles, page 166, provide an appropriate definition for the concept of ‘sense of place’ in relation to this section.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following discussion Councillor M. Merrigan agreed that the definition/explanation of sense of place would be included in the Draft County Development Plan 2016 – 2022 as had been AGREED in response to Motion 9 from the floor at the meeting held on 11th February, 2015. 

 

 

 

267.

P 168 POLICY UD4 CHANGING OF WORDS - MOTION NO. 191 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor R. Humphreys and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 168 policy UD4 last para delete “Planning Authority” insert “elected members”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

268.

P169 POLICY UD7 ADDITION OF TEXT - MOTION NO. 192 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

In the absence of Councillor R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy without discussion.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 169 policy UD7 add at the end of the policy “and to preserve existing trees where possible and appropriate.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

269.

PAGE 171 8.2.2. CHANGING OF WORDING AND PAGE 204 8.2.8.1 CHANGING OF WORDING - MOTION NOS. 193 AND 199 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was AGREED that Motion Nos.  193 and 199 in the name of Councillor Merrigan  be considered together.

 

Motion No. 193

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.2. Planning Process – (iii) Landscape Plans, page 171, delete the words ‘qualified Landscape Architect’ and insert the words ‘competent landscape/horticultural professional’ as the current text could be interpreted as preferring graduates of a particular course or members of a particular representative body.”

 

The report of the Chief Executives was CONSIDERED.

 

Motion No. 199

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor S. O’Brien.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.8.1 – Landscape Plans, page 204, delete the words ‘qualified Landscape Architect’ and insert the words ‘competent landscape/horticultural professional’ as the current text could be interpreted as preferring graduates of a particular course or members of a particular representative body.”

 

The report of the Chief Executives was CONSIDERED

 

Following discussion it was AGREED to INSERT the  word “competent” and accordingly the agreed amendment reads as follows:-

 

“submit a landscape design rationale prepared by a qualified Landscape Architect or other suitably competent landscape professional (as deemed appropriate by the Planning Authority)”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED subject to the above amendment.

 

 

270.

PAGE 173 8.2.3.2. AMENDMENT OF TEXT - MOTION NO. 194 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Baker and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

On page 173 section 8.2.3.2.Quantitative Standards subsection (iii) Parking Standards, to amend the text by adding “ occupants vehicles, can be private or commercial “ to the text after the words “for the sole use of occupants of the development”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

271.

PAGE 177 8.2.3.4 INSERTION OF WORDS - MOTION NO. 195 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.3.4 Additional Accommodation in Existing Built-up Areas (v) Corner/Side Garden Sites, page 177, insert the following words ‘or vacant plot’ after the word ‘curtilage’ for clarity as this section could also apply to 8.2.3.4. (vii) Infill and possibly, depending on the site, to 8.2.3.4 (x) Mews Lane Development in the town of Dún Laoghaire.”  

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

272.

PAGE 180 AMENDMENT OF WORDING - MOTION NO. 196 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.3.4 Additional Accommodation in Existing Built-up Areas, section (xii) Student Accommodation, that on page 180 the stipulation in the first bullet point of ‘1km distance from the boundary of the Third Level Institution’ be amended to read ‘1km distance from the boundary of the Third Level Institution and 2kms distance in respect of the boundary of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire.”

 

The report of the Chief executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

273.

SECTION 8.2.4.12 - CHARGING FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED VEHICLES - MOTION NO. 197 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To append the following to section: 8.2.4.12. That all new, own-door residential units with car parking shall be required to provide a slow charging 220-240V, 13a single phase accessible socket for Electrically Operated Vehicles at each parking space in the development.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following discussion in which Mr. C. Clarke, Assistant Planner responded, to Members’ query.  The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED subject to inserting the words  including wiring” after points to read as follows:-

 

Section 8.2.4.12 of the Chief Executive’s Draft County Development Plan includes a requirement that all residential parking spaces shall be constructed to be capable of accommodating future charging  points including wiring as required and to be coded/metered, slow charging 220-240V, 13a single phase.”

 

 

274.

PAGE 201 8.2.6.8 ADDITION OF TEXT - MOTION NO. 198 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Baker and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Page 201 section 8.2.6.8 subsection (iv)Bus Shelters and Taxi Shelters, add the following text to this paragraph “Shall not impact on vehicular sightlines”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

275.

SECTION 8.2.8.6 - TREES AND HEDGEROWS - MOTION NO. 200 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

It was proposed by Councillor L. McCarthy and seconded by Councillor K. Daly.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In Section 8.2.8.6 Trees and Hedgerows include when granting planning permissions to condition that any trees/hedgerows that require removing as part of the planning application must be carried out between September – March.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

276.

CHAPTER 8 INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL POLICY - MOTION NO. 201 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

In the absence of Councillor  R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Chapter 8

Include additional Policy

Policy: The following criteria will be used when considering planning applications for new fencing of hitherto open land: Fencing in upland or amenity areas will not normally be permitted unless such fencing is essential to the viability of the farm and that it conforms to the best agricultural practice. The nature of the material to be used, the height of the fence, and in the case of a wire fence the type of wire to be used will be taken into account. Stiles or gates at appropriate places will be required. Barbed-wire will not be used for the top line of wire.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

277.

CHAPTER 8 8.2.9.9 - TELECOMMUNICATION - MOTION NO. 202 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

In the absence of Councillor  R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy  without discussion.

 

 “That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Chapter 8

8.2.9.9 Telecommunication last point - Replace by:Existing Rights of Way and established walking routes will be identified prior to any new telecommunication developments which will be prohibited if they impinge thereon or on recreational and environmental amenities or public access to the countryside.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

278.

SECTION 8.2.9.9 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - MOTION NO. 203 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth  and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

 “That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In section 8.2.9.9 Telecommunications last point

Replace by: That the proposal will not adversely affect rights of way or walking and will not restrict public access to the countryside.” 

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

279.

8.2.10.2 WIND ENERGY INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPH - MOTION NO. 204 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

In the absence of Councillor  R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy  without discussion.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

8.2.10.2 Wind Energy

*Include an additional paragraph: Identify existing public rights of way and walking routes and prohibit development which would interfere with them and with access to the countryside or recreational amenity and carry out an Environment Impact Assessment when required by regulations.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED

 

 

280.

8.2.10.2 INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPH - MOTION NO. 205 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth and seconded by Councillor C. Martin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In section 8.2.10.2 Wind Energy

 

Include an additional paragraph: Identify existing public rights of way and walking routes and prohibit development which would interfere with them and with access to the countryside or recreational amenity and carry out an Environment Impact Assessment when required by regulations.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

281.

RIGHTS OF WAY - MOTION NO. 206 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

In the absence of Councillor  R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Chapter 8

Include additional Policy

Extractive

*Applications for new development, including associated processes, shall identify existing public rights of way and established walking routes which may be impacted on or are adjacent to the development site. They shall be kept free from development as Rights of Way/Walking Routes. Ensure that tourist, natural or recreational amenities will not be materially affected.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

282.

P 217 INSERTION OF WORDS - MOTION NO. 207 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

In the absence of Councillor R. Humphreys the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan, seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 217 last bullet point after “recommends that” insert “in general”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED

 

 

283.

PROTECTED STRUCTURES - MOTION NO. 208 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.11.2 Architectural Heritage – Protected Structures – (i) Works to a Protected Structures, page 217, in the final bullet point delete the words ‘of their time’ or insert a definition of such.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion it was AGREED to elaborate on “of their time” in a similar manner to what was agreed for motion No. 85.

 

The Report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

284.

PROTECTED STRUCTURES - MOTION NO. 209 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.11.2 Architectural Heritage – Protected Structures – (iii) Development in Proximity to a Protected Structures, page 218, delete the word ‘contemporary’ after the word ‘innovative’ in the penultimate sentence of the first paragraph and provide a definition of ‘Pastiche’ for clarity.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion it was AGREED to elaborate on “Pastiche” in a similar manner  to what was agreed for motion No. 85.

 

The Chief Executive’s Report was AGREED.

 

 

285.

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION AREAS - MOTION NO. 210 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in 8.2.11.3 Architectural Conservation Areas – (i) New Development within an ACA, page 219, in the first bullet point delete all the words after the word ‘context’ and insert the word ‘their’ before the word ‘context’ for clarity.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the Chief Executive’s Report were AGREED.

 

 

286.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT - MOTION NO. 211 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Martin and seconded by Councillor P. Hand.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

RE: Development Management

Section 8.2.12.4 School Development

 

Proposed changes/addition of text in bold print

 

1)    Good, “safe”, accessible pedestrian and cyclist routes to and from the school from nearby residential and commercial areas”

2)    “Safe access and” adequate car parking layout to facilitate drop off/pick up.”

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and Chief Executive’s  Report were AGREED.

 

 

287.

ZONING B OBJECTIVE/CEMETERY - MOTION NO. 212 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That in Table no 8.3.5, the word 'Cemetery' be deleted from the list of uses permitted in principle for Zoning Objective B.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’  queries, Motion No. 212  was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

 

?

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

 

?

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

 

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

 

?

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

?

 

Merrigan, Michael

 

?

 

Murphy, Brian

 

 

 

Murphy, Tom

 

?

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

 

?

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

?

 

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

?

 

 

Tallon, Grace

 

?

 

Ward, Barry

 

 

 

TOTAL:

9

27

 

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

288.

ZONING OBJECTIVE "w" - MOTION NO. 213 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillor K. Gill.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Page 233 Zoning Objective “W” From “Open for Consideration” delete: Childcare Services, Doctor/Dentist, Hotel/Motel, Office Based Industry, Offices, Off Licence, Public House, Residential, and Residential Institution.”

 

The report of the Chief executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’  queries, Motion No. 213 was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

?

 

 

Fayne, Mary

?

 

 

Feeney, Kate

 

 

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

 

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

 

?

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

 

?

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

?

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

?

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

 

?

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

 

?

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

?

 

Ward, Barry

 

 

 

TOTAL:

12

25

 

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

289.

HOUSING - MOTION NO. 214 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

It was proposed by Councillor T. Murphy and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

“That the following additional land use objective be added to the lists of land use objectives specified on the maps forming part of the  Draft Development Plan and also  be referred to in all lists of land use objectives wherever specified or appearing elsewhere in  the draft development plan:

“To provide for social housing and affordable housing both public and private”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during  which Mr. C. Fulcher, Executive Planner  responded to Members’ queries  the report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

290.

HOUSING - MOTION NO. 215 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

It was proposed by Councillor T. Murphy and seconded by Councillor B. Saul.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Land maps

That any land that is being rezoned in the Development Plan from agricultural or commercial to proposed residential use be zoned only for this proposed new land use objective namely :

 

“To provide for social housing and affordable housing both public and private”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was AGREED.

 

 

291.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

It was NOTED  that Councillor L. McGovern declared an interest and excused herself from the Council Chamber for the duration of the discussion of the next item.

 

 

292.

TICKNOCK ROAD - GRANGE VILLAGE - MOTION NO. 216 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor  T. Murphy and seconded by Councillor M. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Motion:

TICKNOCK ROAD – GRANGE VILLAGE INDEPENDENT LIVING / RETIREMENT VILLAGE & STROKE REHABILITATION CLINIC – TO REINSTATE SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE No. 97 (MAP 5), WITH A MINOR AMENDMENT TO LIMIT THE SCALE OF DEVELOPMENT, AND TO INCLUDE AN AMENDEMNT TO TABLE 18.4 OF CHAPTER 18 TO FACILITATE THE LAND USES SPECIFIED WITHIN THE SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE INTO THE DRAFT DÚN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016 – 2022

 

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE [NUMBER TO BE DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE]

To provide for a Retirement Village in a high quality landscaped setting comprising independent living and assisted living accommodation for an elderly community together with associated facilities including Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic, Day Care Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Medical and related Facilities, Ancillary Residential, Recreational Facilities, Licensed Restaurant, Retail, Pharmacy and Chapel.  All ancillary uses will be built and operated in association with the retirement village only.  No uses will be permitted on this site that are not built and operated in association with the retirement village and a condition requiring same will be attached to all permissions for development on these lands.  The overall building heights should not exceed three storeys.  Buildings of three storeys shall be subject to a visual impact assessment.

 

In order to facilitate a technicality that will permit the Specific Local Objective for a Retirement Village and Medical Related Facilities for the elderly at Ticknock Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 the following site-specific amendment to the zoning objective is proposed:

 

CHAPTER 18 – LAND USE ZONING OBJECTIVES

The following additional text is to be appended as an additional footnote to Zoning Objective ‘B’ (Table 18.4)

 

Permitted In Principle*

Agricultural Buildings, Boarding Kennels, Caravan Park-Holiday, Cemetery, Community Facility, Concrete/Asphalt (etc.) plant in or adjacent to a Quarry, Home Based Economic Activities, Industry-Extractive, Open Space, Place of Public Worship, Public Services, Rural Industry-Cottage, Rural Industry-Food, Travellers Accommodation.

 

* Subject to compliance with the relevant policies, local objectives, standards and requirements set out in this Plan, the following land uses in, only where built and operated in association with a retirement village, are “permitted in principle” under Zoning Objective B within those areas covered by the Specific Local Objective No. [REFER TO SLO NUMBER ABOVE] (relating to lands at Ticknock shown on Development Plan Map 5); residential (independent, assisted and convalescent living), ancillary medical and related uses, associated retail (Shop – Local only), pharmacy (max. 50 sq.m. net), bar and restaurant (max. 600 sq.m. net, members and guests only), care centre and community and recreation facilities.

 

Figure 1: Lands relating to the zoning objective as per Map 5 of the Review of the County Development Plan 2016-2022 – Chief Executive’s Changes (2014)

(Details Supplied)

 

Figure 2: SLO No. 97 as it currently appears on Map 5 of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 2010-2016

(Details Supplied)

 

 Figure 1: Lands relating to the zoning objective as per Map 5 of the Review of the County Development Plan 2016-2022 – Chief Executive’s Changes (2014)

 

Figure 2: SLO No. 97 as it currently appears on Map 5 of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 2010-2016.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during  which Ms K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive and Mr. C. Fulcher, Executive Planner responded to Members’  queries  Motion No. 216     was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

?

 

 

Bailey, Maria

?

 

 

Baker, Marie

?

 

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

?

 

 

Curran, Chris

 

 

?

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

?

 

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

 

?

 

Halpin, Melisa

 

?

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

?

 

 

Horkan, Gerry

?

 

 

Humphreys, Richard

 

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

 

?

 

Lewis, Hugh

 

?

 

Madigan, Josepha

?

 

 

Martin, Catherine

 

?

 

McCarthy, Lettie

 

?

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

 

?

 

Murphy, Brian

?

 

 

Murphy, Tom

?

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

 

?

 

O’Brien, Shane

 

 

?

O’Callaghan, Denis

 

?

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

?

 

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

?

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

?

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

TOTAL:

13

23

2

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

293.

Return to the Chamber of Councillor L. McGovern who Declared an Interest

It was NOTED that Councillor L. McGovern who had declared an interest and excused herself from the Council Chamber for the duration of the discussion, returned to the meeting after the consideration had been COMPLETED.

 

 

294.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVES - MOTION NO. 217 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Martin and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Addition of the following SLOs

 

1 .To support and encourage the proper development of the Dodder Greenway– Map 1

 

2. To facilitate and support the rebuilding of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool

- Map2

 

3.To protect and conserve Fernhill Estate and Gardens as a public amenity – Maps 8 and 9.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED in relation to Part 1 of the motion and the amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s Report in relation to Part 3 of the motion was AGREED.

 

Part 2 of Motion No. 217 was proposed Councillor J. Martin and seconded by Councillor O. Smyth.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Addition of the following SLO

 

To facilitate and support the rebuilding of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool

Map2”

 

A discussion followed  during which Mr. R. Shakespeare, Director of Services and Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’ queries.

 

A roll call vote was then called for in relation to Part 2 of Motion No. 217 which resulted as follows:

 

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

 

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

 

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

 

?

 

Kingston, Deirdre

 

?

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

 

?

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

?

 

Merrigan, Michael

 

?

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

?

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

 

?

 

O’Brien, Shane

 

?

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

 

?

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

 

?

 

Ward, Barry

?

 

 

TOTAL:

7

28

 

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker DECLARED the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

295.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

It was NOTED  that Councillor B. Ward declared an interest and excused himself from the Council Chamber for the duration of the discussion of the next item.

 

 

296.

PARKING UCD - MOTION NO. 218 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor R. Humphreys and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 242 item 5 add at end “Sufficient additional parking will be provided in UCD to avoid overspill on adjoining residential areas.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

297.

BLACKROCK BATHS SITE - MOTION NO. 219 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor L. McGovern.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Blackrock Baths Site

Provide a Specific Local Objective:

“That any redevelopment of the Blackrock Baths site shall include a substantial public swimming and marine related recreational amenity.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

298.

BOOTERSTOWN/BLACKROCK/STILLORGAN - MOTION NO. 220 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Baker and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

On page 242, Map 2 Booterstown/Blackrock/Stillorgan, that point 7 be amended to read “approved Local Area Plan” rather than “approved plan”

 

The report of the Chief executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

299.

Return to the Chamber of Councillor B. Ward who Declared an Interest

It was NOTED that Councillor B. Ward who had declared an interest and excused himself from the Council Chamber for the duration of the discussion in relation to motion No. 218 on the Agenda returned to the meeting after the consideration had been COMPLETED.

 

 

300.

Motion No. 10 and 14 from the floor

The following Motion in the name of Councillor B. Ward was WITHDRAWN.

 

Motion No. 10 from the floor

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In objective 6, on pages 241, 242, 245 and 246, to substitute the following for Objective 6:

 

“To consider potential additional future uses of the Dublin Eastern Bypass reservation corridor, including a greenway/cycleway, a pedestrian walkway, biodiversity projects, and public transport provision such as Bus Rapid Transit services, pending a decision from the National Roads Authority/Central Government in relation to the future status of the Bypass””.

 

Motion No. 14 from the floor

 

Motion No. 14 from the floor in the names of Councillors B. Ward, O. Smyth, C. Martin, V. Boyhan, M. Hanafin, K. Feeney was proposed by Councillor B. Ward and seconded by Councillor O. Smyth.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In objective 6, on pages 241, 242, 245 and 246, to substitute the following for Objective 6:

 

“To consider potential additional future uses of the Dublin Eastern Bypass reservation corridor, including a greenway/cycleway, a pedestrian walkway, biodiversity projects, and public transport provision such as Bus Rapid Transit services, pending a decision from the National Roads Authority/Central Government in relation to the future status of the Bypass””.

 

Following a discussion the Motion was AGREED.

 

 

301.

P242 DELETION AND INSERTION OF WORDS - MOTION NO. 221 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was proposed by Councillor R. Humphreys and seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

P 242 item 6 delete “consider” insert “promote”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The motion and the Chief Executive’s report were AGREED.

 

 

302.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE - MOTION NO. 222 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

It was proposed by Councillor K. Gill and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Amend SLO 14 to read:To encourage the redevelopment of the Gut adjacent to the West Pier with a particular focus on encouraging more water sports activities and improving access to the area.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

303.

CARLISLE PIER - MOTION NO. 223 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Amend SLO 16 – Change first sentence to read: To retain the Carlisle Pier structure and to encourage redevelopment on it that will focus on the historical importance of this pier and will incorporate uses that will bring significant cultural, heritage, social, recreational and economic benefits to DLR.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report  were  AGREED.

 

 

304.

WEST PIER - MOTION NO. 224 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor C. Devlin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

The Gut Area – Rear of West Pier Dun Laoghaire

Provide a Specific Local Objective:

“To promote and encourage the development of a water-sports, youth sailing and related marine cluster along with public recreational activity in the Gut area.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

305.

DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR GREEN - MOTION NO. 225 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Green (next to Royal Irish Yacht Club)

“That the current “F” Zoning in the 2010 – 2016 County Development Plan be retained on the Harbour Green situated next to the Royal Irish Yacht Club with a special objective to retain this single unitary Open Green Space for Amenities.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. C. Clarke, Assistant Planner responded to Members’  queries, the following amended motion was AGREED.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Green (next to Royal Irish Yacht Club)

“That the current “F” Zoning in the 2010 – 2016 County Development Plan be applied on the Harbour Green situated next to the Royal Irish Yacht Club with a special objective to retain this single unitary Open Green Space for Amenities.”

 

The amended Motion was AGREED.

 

 

306.

Motion No. 27 from the floor Amending SLO 13

Motion No. 27 from the floor

 

Motion No. 27 from the floor in the names of Councillors C. Devlin, J. Bailey, S. O’Brien, P. Stewart, L. McGovern, C. Smyth, M. Bailey, K. Feeney, M. Fayne, M. Hanafin, V. Boyhan, O. Smyth, T. Murphy, K. Daly, J. Cuffe, L. Dockery, L. McCarthy, P. O’Brien, D. Kingston, S. O’Neill, G. Tallon, M. Merrigan was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin and seconded by Councillor J. Baily

 

“Amending SLO13 (Map 3)

 

To facilitate the continued development of the Harbour in advance of the preparation of the Dún Laoghaire & Environs Local Area Plan (LAP).  Following the adoption of the Dún Laoaghaire Environs LAP, the future development of the harbour will thereafter be guided by the principles and objectives of the plan.”

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. D. Irvine, Senior Planner responded to Members’  queries the following amended motion was  proposed by Councillor C. Devlin and seconded by Councillor P. Stewart.

 

“Amending SLO13 (Map 3)

 

To facilitate the continued development of the Harbour in advance of the preparation of the Dún Laoghaire & Environs Local Area Plan (LAP).  Following the adoption of the Dún Laoaghaire Environs LAP, the future development of the harbour will thereafter be guided by the principles and objectives of the plan and that of Policy E14.”

 

The amended Motion was AGREED.

 

 

307.

DISABLED AND PEDESTRAIN ACCESS SALTHILL DART STATION - MOTION NO. 226 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

The following  Motion in the name of Councillor V. Boyhan was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Longford Garden / Salthill Dart Station - Disabled and pedestrian access

Provide for a Specific Local Objective:

“To improve pedestrian and disabled persons access via a new ramp-way from the pedestrian gate way situated opposite Clifton Avenue, to and from Salthill DART station as part of the completion works of the Longford Gardens Project in Monkstown.

 

 

308.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE - MOTION NO. 227 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That the Specific Local Objective 68 – the renewal of the obsolete site at George’s Place and the Fire Station be amended to include the provision of a 50/50 mix of social housing and affordable housing on this County Council owned site.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Execut6ive responded to members’ queries, Motion No. 227 was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

?

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

?

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

TOTAL:

15

19

1

 

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker DECLARED the motion DEFEATED.

309.

Motion No. 23 from the floor - Specific Local Objectives

Motion No. 23 from the floor in the names of Councillors M. Merrigan, J. Bailey, M. Bailey was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In accordance with Specific Local Objective 68, “That this Council intends to increase the number of public car-parking spaces available in the Town of Dún Laoghaire for visitors, shoppers and those working in the Town Centre by supporting and facilitating the provision of a multi-storeyed car-park, substantially underground, on a part of the obsolete County Council Depot located at Kelly’s Avenue and George’s Place and to seek to do so through a public-private partnership “,. (map of site attached).

 

 

310.

PROTECT PRESERVE ADJOINING LOWER GEORGES STREET - MOTION NO. 228 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor S. O’Brien.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That a Specific Local Objective be included to ‘Protect, preserve and enhance the architectural character, ambiance and historic local identity of the residential streets and communities in the areas adjoining Lower George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire and in particular, the areas of early twentieth century social housing and the streetscapes thereof.’

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

311.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE-RESTORATION OF CHARACTER - MOTION NO. 229 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor S. O’Brien.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That a Specific Local Objective be included to ‘Restore the special character of the Victorian streetscape of Queen’s Road in Dún Laoghaire from the East Pier to the site of the Dún Laoghaire Baths with appropriate street furniture, including lamp standards, seating and the replanting of the line of Acer Pseudoplatanus, as part of our County’s unique seascape.” ’

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

312.

SWIMMING POOL AT BATHS SITE - MOTION NO. 230 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Halpin and seconded by Councillor H. Lewis.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To include a public swimming pool in the development planned for the Baths Site.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’  queries, Motion No. 230 was PUT.  A roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

?

 

 

Bailey, Maria

 

 

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

?

 

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

?

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

?

 

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

?

 

 

Hand, Pat

?

 

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

?

 

 

Murphy, Tom

 

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

 

 

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

?

 

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

?

 

 

Ward, Barry

?

 

 

TOTAL:

26

8

 

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker DECLARED the Motion CARRIED.

 

 

313.

Question from the floor - conclusion of meeting

In response to a query from Councillor R. Humphreys, An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker advised that she anticipated that the business on the Agenda would be completed at this meeting at there were 43 Motions left to be considered.

 

 

314.

PRESERVE VIEW KILLINEY/MULLINS HILL FROM SALLYNOGGIN - MOTION NO. 231 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor K. Gill and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To preserve and maintain the scenic view of Killiney and Mullin’s Hills from Parnell and Sarsfield Street in Sallynoggin. This view should not be obstructed by any large scale developments on the Deerhunter site.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

315.

CIVIC MEMORIALS - MOTION NO. 232 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The following motion in the name of  Councillor M. Merrigan was Ruled Out Of Order by An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker as the motion did not relate to a Strategic Development Plan issue.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:

 

That a Specific Local Objective be included in accordance with 4.1.4.4. Policy LHB 30: Civic Memorials, page 112, to read “The Council will commission a piece of public art under the ‘Per Cent for Art Scheme’ as an iconic ‘civic memorial’ to be erected in a suitable location in the County capital and to be unveiled in 2021 on the 100th anniversary of the naming of the town of Dún Laoghaire and in recognition of the municipal, social, cultural, architectural and economic development of the County capital over the past three hundred years from the small fishing village of Dunlary in the eighteenth century, to the township of Dunleary and subsequently, Kingstown from 1821 to 1921, and finally, Dún Laoghaire from 1921. The piece should seek to be an artistic representation of the legendary eponymous founder of Dún Laoghaire, the fifth century High King of Ireland, Laoghaire Mac Niall.”

 

 

316.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE 88 - MOTION NO. 233 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor D. Kingston.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

On page 243, Specific Local Objective 88 – delete the words ‘Dún Laoghaire Further College of Education’ and insert the words ‘Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute’.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

317.

DEERHUNTER SITE - MOTION NO. 234 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

The following  Motion in the name of Councillor K. Gill was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To ensure that any future development at the Deerhunter site on Glenageary roundabout has respect for the current road system and that any potential future changes in relation to entrance/exit points are done only with majority agreement of local residents in Glenageary Avenue, Parnell Street, Emmet Street, Sarsfield Street and this end of the Sallynoggin Road.”

 

 

318.

DEERHUNTER SITE - MOTION NO. 235 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The following Motion in the name of Councillor K. Gill was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To ensure that any developments on the Deerhunter site remain low-key, non-intrusive and in character with the surrounding residential area.”

 

 

319.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE POTTERY ROAD - MOTION NO. 236 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor V. Boyhan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That a Specific Local Objective be included, in accordance with the objective set forth in 8.2.7.2., page 204, to provide for the landscaping of a designated strip of land along the eastern side of Pottery Road in Dún Laoghaire between Amgen and the area known as Brock’s Yard.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

320.

CABINTEELY HOUSE AND PARK - MOTION NO. 237 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth and seconded by Councillor B. Saul.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That a new specific local objective be added to Map 7 that Cabinteely House and Park be renovated so that the walled garden may be used as a community garden.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

321.

MANAGEMENT PLAN - MOTION NO. 238 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The following motion in the names of Councillors S. O’Brien, S. NicCormaic & C. Curran was  WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

The Chief Executive to develop a management plan for the estates of Coolevin, Ashlawn, Pinewood, Elmgrove, Daleview and Oakton – Map7/10 pg 247.”

 

 

322.

WOODED AREA CABINTEELY HOUSE - MOTION NO. 239 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was proposed by Councillor O. Smyth and seconded by Councillor B. Saul.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That a new specific local objective be added to Map 7 that the wooded area behind Cabinteely House be protected and its biodiversity enhanced.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

323.

KILLINEY BEACH TEA ROOMS - MOTION NO. 240 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

It was proposed by Councillor S. O’Brien, and seconded by Councillor J. Madigan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That the Chief Executive amend SLO132 Map 7 page 247 to read: to encourage the redevelopment and refurbishment of the former Killiney Beach tea rooms.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion was AGREED.

 

 

324.

KILLINEY BEACH TEA ROOMS - MOTION NO. 241 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

It was proposed by Councillor H. Lewis and seconded by Councillor M. Halpin.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To redevelop Killiney Beach Tea rooms ensuring that any development is both sensitive and offers public facilities including a Café.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

325.

FERNHILL GARDENS - MOTION NO. 242 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

In the absence of Councillor T. Murphy, the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor K. Feeney, seconded by Councillor N. Richmond  without discussion.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

No 36 page 248 Draft Development Plan Ref Map No 9. To preserve trees, woodlands and amenity gardens at Fernhill (and develop it into a public park over the period of the plan) 2016-2022.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The amendment recommended in the Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

326.

SWIMMING POOL - MOTION NO. 243 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

In the absence of Councillor T. Murphy, the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor K. Feeney, seconded by Councillor N. Richmond  without discussion.

 

 “That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

No 37. Add in relation to swimming pool that this will be developed over the period of the development plan 2016-2022.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

327.

DOG PARK - MOTION NO. 244 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

The following motion in the name of Councillor L. McCarthy was Ruled Out Of Order by An Cathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker as the Motion did not relate to a Strategic Development Plan issue.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Map 9, to create a Dog Park on the land-locked corner of Leopardstown Heights – Kilgobbin Road/Leopardstown Road junction.”

 

 

328.

PEDESTRIAN CYCLE PATH - MOTION NO. 245 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth and seconded by Councillor P.O’Brien.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To insert on map 10 a Specific Local Objective for a pedestrian/cycle link between Shankill and Cherrywood (Luas).”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

A discussion followed  during which Mr. C. Clarke, Assistant Planner and Mr. R. Shakespeare, Director of Services responded to Members’ queries.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

329.

SPECIFIC LOCAL OBJECTIVE MAP 10 - MOTION NO. 246 pdf icon PDF 27 KB

The Motion in the name of Councillors S. O’Brien, S. NicCormaic & C.Curran was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Specific Local Objectives

 

Map 10- To ensure that the open methane vent and covering stones are made secure by means of the most appropriate materials available in Stonebridge Grove, Shankill.”

 

 

330.

DUBLIN MOUNTAIN WALK - MOTION NO. 247 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

The following Motion in the name of Councillor S. O’Brien, S. NicCormaic & C.Curran was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That the Chief Executive consults with all stakeholders in Shankill Village in order to promote and encourage use of the Dublin Mountain Walk – Map 10.”

 

 

331.

COBBLESTONES BALLYBRACK VILLAGE - MOTION NO. 248 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The following Motion in the names of Councillors S. O’Brien, S. NicCormaic & C. Curran was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To remove the cobble stones from Ballybrack Village with a view to making the public realm less hazardous for wheelchairs in the area. – Map 10.”

 

 

332.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BALLYBRACK VILLAGE - MOTION NO. 249 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The following Motion in the names of Councillors S. O’Brien, S. NicCormaic & C. Curran was WITHDRAWN.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To develop a traffic management scheme for Ballybrack village in order to alleviate traffic congestion in the area.”

 

 

333.

SHANGANAGH PARK/CASTLE - MOTION NO. 250 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To insert on map 14 a Specific Local Objective for Shanganagh Castle, Park and Environs to further improve community/amenity/leisure facility.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

334.

GLENSILVA - MOTION NO. 251 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor V. Boyhan and seconded by Councillor B. Ward.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

Glensilva Monkstown

That the land and property of “GlensilvaMonkstown Road

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Motion and the  Chief Executive’s report were  AGREED.

 

 

335.

SOCIAL HOUSING - MOTION NO. 252 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

In accordance with Policy RES8: Provision of Social Housing (2.1.3.8) page 40, that the site located at Kelly’s Avenue and George’s Place in Dún Laoghaire be designated Zoning Objective ‘A1’ to facilitate the provision of a 50/50 mix of social housing and affordable housing on this County Council owned site

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Motion No. 252  was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

?

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

?

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

TOTAL:

15

19

1

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker DELCARED the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

 

 

336.

GEORGE'S PLACE DEPOT - MOTION NO. 253 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

It was proposed by Councillor K. Gill and seconded by Councillor M. Merrigan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

A.” Rezone the area known as George’s Place Depot, shown on attached map, from Objective MTC to A”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Motion No. 253  was PUT.   A Roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:-

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

?

 

Bailey, Maria

 

?

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

?

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

?

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

 

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

?

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

?

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

 

?

 

Murphy, Tom

 

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

?

 

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

?

 

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

 

?

 

Smyth, Ossian

 

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

 

?

 

Tallon, Grace

?

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

?

 

TOTAL:

15

19

1

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker DELCARED the Motion DEFEATED.

 

 

337.

LAND ZONING OBJECTIVE DALKEY - MOTION NO. 254 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor P. Stewart and seconded by Councillor M. Merrigan.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To change the Land Use Zoning Objective on the plot of land (marked on the attached map) at the open green space adjacent to the Metals, and bounded by Hillside and Old Quarry, Dalkey, from Zoning Objective A, ‘To protect and/or improve residential amenity’ to Zoning Objective F, ‘To preserve and provide for open space with ancillary active recreational amenities.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. C. Fulcher, Executive Planner  and Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’  queries, Motion No. 254 was PUT.  A roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

 

 

 

Bailey, Maria

 

 

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

 

 

 

Brennan, Shay

 

?

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

 

 

 

Curran, Chris

 

?

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

?

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

 

?

 

Fayne, Mary

?

 

 

Feeney, Kate

 

?

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

 

?

 

Hand, Pat

 

?

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

 

?

 

Martin, Catherine

?

 

 

McCarthy, Lettie

?

 

 

McGovern, Lynsey

 

 

 

Merrigan, Michael

?

 

 

Murphy, Brian

?

 

 

Murphy, Tom

 

 

 

NicCormaic, Sorcha

 

 

 

O’Brien, Peter

?

 

 

O’Brien, Shane

 

?

 

O’Callaghan, Denis

?

 

 

O’Neill, Seamas

 

?

 

Richmond, Neale

 

?

 

Saul, Barry

 

?

 

Smyth, Carrie

?

 

 

Smyth, Ossian

?

 

 

Stewart, Patricia

?

 

 

Tallon, Grace

?

 

 

Ward, Barry

 

 

 

TOTAL:

16

16

 

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the result an equal division of votes and in accordance with Standing Order No. 25 (l) An Cathaoirleach utilised her casting vote and voted against the Motion.

 

AnCathaoirleach Councillor M. Baker declared the Motion DEFEATED.

338.

ZONING OBJECTIVE SALLYNOGGIN - MOTION NO. 255 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor M. Merrigan and seconded by Councillor L. McCarthy.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

That the area designated  Zoning Objective ‘E’ situated between Pearse Street and Sallynoggin Road in Sallynoggin, originally designated Zoning Objective ‘NC’ be designated Zoning Objective ‘A1’ as per table no. 8.3.3., page 225, to provide for the essential connectivity of the adjacent residential areas through the provision of housing, including social and affordable housing.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s report was AGREED.

 

 

339.

HIGH AMENITY LAND - MOTION NO. 256 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

In the absence of Councillor T. Murphy, the following Motion was MOVED by Councillor K. Feeney, seconded by Councillor J. Madigan  without discussion.

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To insert a provision in the Draft Development Plan providing that the Chief Executive changes the line of high amenity zoned land on Map A to line of high amenity zoned land on Map B.”

 

The report of the Chief Executive  was CONSIDERED.

 

The Chief Executive’s  report was AGREED.

 

 

340.

REZONING - MOTION NO. 257 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

It was proposed by Councillor C. Smyth and seconded by Councillor P. O’Brien

 

“That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 11 (5)(c) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Chief Executive's  Draft Development Plan as follows:-

 

To rezone a small piece of land identified on the attached map from zoning “F” to zoning “A”.

 

The report of the Chief Executive was CONSIDERED.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms. K. Holohan, Deputy Chief Executive responded to Members’ queries, Motion No. 257 was PUT.  A roll call vote was then called for which resulted as follows:

 

COUNCILLORS:

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

Bailey, John F.

?

 

 

Bailey, Maria

 

 

 

Baker, Marie

 

?

 

Boyhan, Victor

 

 

 

Brennan, Shay

?

 

 

Cuffe, Jennifer

?

 

 

Curran, Chris

?

 

 

Daly, Kevin

 

?

 

Devlin, Cormac

 

 

 

Dockery, Liam

 

?

 

Donnelly, Deirdre

?

 

 

Fayne, Mary

 

 

?

Feeney, Kate

?

 

 

Gill, Karl

?

 

 

Halpin, Melisa

?

 

 

Hanafin, Mary

?

 

 

Hand, Pat

 

 

 

Horkan, Gerry

 

?

 

Humphreys, Richard

?

 

 

Kingston, Deirdre

?

 

 

Lewis, Hugh

?

 

 

Madigan, Josepha

?

 

 

Martin, Catherine

 

 

?

McCarthy, Lettie