Dublin City Council
The continued operation of the swimming pools for 2011 will have to be considered as part of the budget process for 2011.
The process is as follows:
Public Notices of the proposed development must be placed in an approved newspaper. A site notice (or notices) must be erected on the land on which the proposed development is situated – Artilce 81(1)(a)(b) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 refers.
The application, which must be submitted on the same date as the newspaper notice, must include a cover letter, a copy of the newspaper notice and site notice and 6 sets of plans/drawings (10 sets if proposed development involves works to a Protected Structure or is within the curtilage of a Protected Structure).
There is no fee payable on a Part 8 application.
The application is
assigned a planning reference number and goes through a similar validation
process as a normal planning application. The application is referred
to internal works Departments in the City Council – (Roads, Water,
If the file is invalid all documents are returned to the proposing department.
The timeframe for third party Observations/Submissions on the Part 8 application is eight weeks from the date of lodgement. This date is specified in the public notices. There is no fee charged for observations/submissions on a Part 8.
The Planning Officer completes a report for the attention of the Executive Manager of the Planning Department. The Executive Manager will make a recommendation to the proposing department on foot of this report.
A manager’s report will then be compiled for a meeting of the City Council. Following consideration of this report by the City Council, the proposed development may be ‘carried out as recommended, unless the local authority, by resolution, decides to vary or modify the development, otherwise than as recommended in the report, or decides not to proceed with the development’ – Section 179(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 – 2007 refers.
The main differences between the processes are:
For a planning application
the applicant must advertise and erect site notice within two weeks before
making planning application. The site notice must be kept in place for
five weeks from the date of application.
The making of a decision on a Part 8 application is a reserved function of the City Council, while for a normal planning application this is an executive function.
There is no fee payable for a Part 8 application.
The Northside Area Partnership does not receive any direct funding from Dublin City Council, although one payment of €60,000 was recieved in 2006 for an Enviromental Project.
The North West Area has two partnerships- Tolka Area Partnership and Ballymun/Whitehall Partnership. No funding is provided directly by the Area Office. An official representing Dublin City Council sits on each board.
In the last five years, from the South Central Area Offices, no payments were made to the KWCDT Partership Company Ltd. The sum of €1,000 was provided to the Canal Communities Partnership Company Ltd in 2006. No payments have been made to the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership Co. Ltd. in respect of the running costs and administration of the company.
Payments have been made to the company in relation to a number of projects, programmes and actions where these were undertaken on behalf of the City Council. These activities were financed on an agreed basis by the Council and administered and delivered by the Partnership. Details of these payments are being collated and will be forwarded to the Councillor.