Central Area Committee December
Questions to City Manager
Q48 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager ,In relation to the signage on the new Tesco store in Dunard ,can the Manager confirm whether Tesco were granted compliance for the installation of external signage on their new store in Dunard, Dublin 7 (Ref: PL 29N.235733 Condition 5)? If so, did the actual signage erected meet the granted criteria? What is the current status of the enforcement investigation into the signage?
A Planning Enforcement inspection carried out on 25 November 2011 revealed that the sign, the source of the complaint, had been removed.
Q49 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager Can the Manager ensure that the owners of 126 East Wall Road (the former Leslie Reynolds premises) clean the front of the premises as it is very untidy and is adjacent to St. Josephs School? Also, the rear of an unsightly advertising hoarding on this site overlooks the schools front yard and is and needs to be improved to avoid detracting from the appearance of the school.
We are in contact with the owner of the advertising structure on this site to ascertain whether anything can be done to improve the appearance of the sign.
Q50 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager Can the Manager organise the relocation of the public bin at the bus stop beside 142 Navan Road? The bin had been removed during the visit of Elizabeth Royal and reinstated in the incorrect location to the left of the bus stop. It is allowing people to use it as a step to climb over the fence. It is also potentially a fire hazard because if set on fire the wooden fence would be at risk.
Waste Management Services relocated the litter bin to the correct position at the bus stop beside 142 Navan Road on the 5th December 2011.
Q51 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager In relation to the continued use of East Wall Rd (from Alfie Byrne Rd to North Strand section) by HGV traffic , despite the ban- can the Manager provide details of effective measures that will be undertaken to prevent this. Can the manager state whether the detailed proposals provided by the Parkside Residents, North Strand to address the issues will be implemented
Regulatory signage is in place on the approaches to the western end of East Wall Road to advise motorists that vehicles over 3 tonne are not permitted to use the road.
Traffic Management and Control are of the view that this signage is more than adequate. On the western approach on Poplar Row there are two signs advising of 3 tonne limit and at junction with North Strand Road / Annesley Bridge there are two further signs. Approaching from Fairview drivers are also advised in advance of junction of 3 tonne limit on East Wall Road .On the approach from Dublin Port an advance directional sign directs HGV’s to Alfie Byrne Road while at and beside existing sign gantry there are three number 3 tonne limit signs. More than adequate signage is in place to advice drivers of large vehicles of the restriction and the provision of additional signage will not make any significant difference to the number of drivers ignoring the restriction. Notwithstanding the above Traffic Management and Control will review signage to see if any modifications are required which comply with Traffic Signs Manual
Dublin City Council does not have any powers with respect to enforcing this restriction this is a matter controlled by An Garda Síochána. Dublin City Council has requested that the Irish Road Hauliers Association remind their members to use Alfie Byrne Road as an access route to Dublin Port when drivers are diverting due to tunnel closures and that a section of East Wall Road has a 3 tonne limit. We have also contacted both Local and Regional Traffic Gardai to advise them of our concerns of vehicles using East Wall Road when tunnel closures are in operation.
Finally we have requested the NRA to use their VMS system to direct traffic to Dublin Port via Alfie Byrne Road when tunnel closures are in place.
Q52 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager In relation to the Sean McDermott Street swimming pool, can the Manager provide detailed replies to the following questions?
Q53 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager In relation to the new bus lane on North Wall Quay can the Manager answer the following questions (Photo attached)?
What is the purpose of the new bus lane and what bus routes will be affected?
What local community consultation was undertaken?
Q54 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager Has Tesco supplied the required written Mobility Management Strategy in relation to the new store in Dunard?
Mobility Management Strategy was submitted on 28th February 2011 in relation to condition no.11 of grant of planning permission and letter of compliance issued by the planning authority on same issued on 13th April 2011.
Q55 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager Can the Manager provide a comprehensive update on the drainage issues at 23 St. Jarlath Road as per my Question (Q.61) to the October Area Committee meeting? There has been approximately one call out per week over the last three months.
The Area Maintenance Officer, in conjunction with the Housing Maintenance Jetting Unit attended this property and found the drains to be clear of obstructions. However, further investigation found excessive deposits of domestic grease and baby wipes in the system. This is a persistent problem when the drains are not used in the manner for which they were intended. The drains have been cleared and Dublin City Council will issue a letter to all residents in the area as to the proper use of the sewage system.
Q65 Councillor Cieran Perry
To ask the Area Manager Can the Manager resolve the water lodging issue within the cul de sac between 17 and 55 St. Jarlath Road? The problem has increased significantly since work was carried out to reinstate the footpath/roadway following the installation of a new water supply to two residences.