Central Area Committee

 

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE
11th May, 2010

Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this Committee agrees to a report on the following developments on East Road, East Wall, former “Transit House”. The Transit House site is unfinished, unoccupied and very unattractive. Both are prone to litter and graffiti and more serious vandalism has begun. Both are accessible to determined trespassers.

a) Within the legal timescale for the developers to have completed these projects, when are both required to be finished?
b) What is the legal timescale for the developers to have completed these projects, when are both required to be finished?
c) What is the legal status of the developers responsible for these projects i.e. have they gone into liquidation/receivership? If this is the case who is now responsible for these developments?
d) What steps can be taken to ensure the owners act immediately to complete works to a standard that is not to the detriment of East Road, and are not visually unattractive to other residents?

Report

a & b) Transit House, 5/5a East Road has the benefit of planning permissions as follows:-
5991/05 Final Grant 01/12/2006
3865/06 Final Grant 02/10/2006
4013/08 Final Grant 22/11/2009

The planning permissions issued are valid for 5 years from the date of grant of permission. Development is to be substantially completed within this timeframe.

c) The developer of Transit House is now in receivership.

d) An inspection of sites will be undertaken to establish what steps, if any, can be taken by the City Council and a report will issue to the Councillor.


Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this Committee agrees that Dublin City Council repaint the yellow box at Kinvara Avenue and Kinvara Park junction. Could Dublin City Council reconsider the proposal to introduce restricted turning into the keyhole at this junction in the morning school time as was requested by local residents, school staff and community Gardai.

Report

The Traffic Officer has been requested to inspect and repaint the yellow box at the junction of Kinvara Avenue and Park, if deemed necessary.

There are no proposals to introduce turning restrictions at this junction.

Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this Committee requests the Manager to comment on the reported dumping of effluent by Fingal County Council into the waste water system at Phoenix Park Train Station and whether this links into the waste water system of Dublin City Council and if so, what precautions by local residents have been taken to monitor this discharge.

Report

The authorised discharge of leachate by Fingal County Council into a trunk sewer has taken place at this location under the supervision of staff from Fingal County Council and with the consent of Dublin City Council. This sewer is part of the network that drains to Ringsend Treatment Plant. Fingal County Council have a discharge licence from the Environmental Protection Agency for this activity. Discussions are currently underway between Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council with a view to transporting the waste directly to Ringsend Treatment Works.

Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this Committee requests that the Manager organises the removal of the recurring racist graffiti in the Prussia Street/Manor Street area.

Report

The graffiti has been removed.


Motion in the name of Councillor Cieran Perry

That this Committee requests that the Manager provides a report of the budget for the purchase of houses or apartments in the Cabra area in 2010. Can he provide a breakdown of the categories of housing such as “Buy Backs”, de-tenanting etc.

Report

The capital allocation for the main/construction/acquisition programmes under the Social Housing Investment Programme is €52.9 million for 2010. €30 million is being assigned for acquisition of housing units. There is no specific budget for the Cabra area. To date 36 units have been acquired across the city – 27 affordable units purchased for detenanting and 9 previously occupied houses. Of these one previously occupied house was acquired in Cabra.