Central Area Committee

 

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q17 Councillor Cieran Perry

Can the Manager explain at what stage a Commencement Order is required to be submitted by a developer? Is it required before any demolition takes place?

Reply:

A Commencement Notice, under the Building Control Acts 1990-2007, is required at least 14 days in advance of works, to which the Building Regulations apply, commencing, subject to certain exemptions for minor works.
A Commencement Notice is not required for the total demolition of a free standing structure or building.
A Commencement Notice is required for the partial demolition of a building and for the demolition of a building attached to or supporting another building.

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q18 Councillor Cieran Perry

Can the Manager inform this Committee what legislation does Dublin City Council have at their disposal to ensure that an owner of a commercial property keeps their premises in good repair?

Reply:

If the property in question is not leased by Dublin City Council, then the only legislation available is either the Derelict Sites Act (1990) or in the case of a protected structure, the Planning and Development Act (2000).

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q19 Councillor Cieran Perry

Can the Manager outline the process in relation to the proposed Pay & Display Parking at Everton Avenue, North Circular Road, Dublin 7? Was Ellesmere Avenue, Doon Avenue, Glenard Avenue and Everton Avenue balloted as a single entity? If a number of residents wish to contest the decision what are their options

Reply:

A full report on this matter is due to be presented to this Area Committee Meeting.


Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q20 Councillor Cieran Perry

The current Dublin Dockland Development Authority master plan contains a proposal for extending the existing North Lotts Planning Scheme. To ask the Manager if he is aware of any timetable for consultation on this proposed extension?

Reply:

The Area Manager has written to the Dublin Dockland Development Authority regarding the matter and a reply will be issued to the Councillor.

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q21 Councillor Cieran Perry

Can the Manager give a report on the following- In relation to the proposed rail interconnector: While acknowledging that the planning decision will not be issued by Dublin City Council the proposal involves a re-alignment of West Road in East Wall, which is of major concern to residents. I understand that Iarnrod Eireann and Dublin City Council have held discussions on this matter. To ask the Manager, as Dublin City Council has a responsibility in relation to the road, when will residents be consulted by Dublin City Council on this proposed change.

Reply:

This matter is being examined and a report will issue to the Councillor shortly.

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q22 Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager can a date be given when the tarmac on Russell Avenue, East Wall will be completed?

Reply:

Road Maintenance have recently completed the re-instatement of the footways. Re-instatement of the carriageways will depend on the availability of funding.


Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q24 Councillor Cieran Perry

To ask the Manager if it is standard procedure for The Office of Public Works to inform Dublin City Council when they intend to close one of the gates in the Phoenix Park? Are local Councillors informed?

Reply:

The Area Manager has written to the Office of Public Works regarding the matter and a reply will be issued to the Councillor .

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q25 Councillor Cieran Perry

Could the Manager provide a report on- In relation to the land opposite Merchants Road (entrance to truck yard) is the Manager satisfied that Dublin City Council has discharged its responsibility and has honoured the commitment given? This entrance was created during construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel. Residents were assured by Dublin City Council that it would be closed up once the tunnel was operative and this has not happened. If Dublin City Council has no direct responsibility for this location, can enforcement action be taken to ensure that the owner improves its appearance?

Reply:

The land opposite Merchants Road (entrance to truck yard) is the property of the
Dublin Port Company. It was temporarily acquired under CPO for the duration of the
construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel. On completion of the contract works the land
reverted to the Dublin Port Company. In relation to any commitments given regarding closure of the entrance to this land Dublin City Council will review records of correspondence and meetings with residents groups during the construction period of the Dublin Port Tunnel. Any commitments given and the general appearance of the entrance are a matter for enforcement by Dublin City Council.

 

Question to City Manager Central Area Committee
Meeting 10th November 2009

Q26 Councillor Cieran Perry

Can the Manager inform this Committee what legislation does Dublin City Council have at their disposal to ensure that an owner of a private property doesn’t allow their trees to overshadow a neighbour's house?

Reply:

Such situations are private matters between householders. Dublin City Council does not have any legislative powers to intervene unless public safety is an issue.Under Section 70 of the Roads Act, 1993, the Council may serve a notice on the owner/occupier of land where a tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation is a hazard to persons using the public road or where it obstructs or interferes with the safe use of the public road or its maintenance requiring the owner to cut or remove the vegetation within a specified period of time.