Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager               City Council Meeting 06/09/2010

 

Q50. COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
 In light of the recent City Council announcement and in full knowledge that it is a reaction to the ongoing impasse with Minister Gormley, can the Manager inform this council what costs, including legal and staff related, will accrue to Dublin City Council from the instigation of Compulsory Purchase Orders with regard to the proposed incinerator?

           
CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
Any and all costs incurred by the City Council in relation to the Compulsory Purchase Order will be recouped to the Council by Covanta Energy Ltd. in line with the terms of the Project Agreement for the construction of the Waste to Energy Facility.  It is not possible, at this stage, to quantify the total costs involved.

 

Q51.COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
 How many Compulsory Purchase Orders have DCC instigated within the last 5 years, in what specific circumstances and what are the criteria required before a CPO would be considered?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
There were twelve Compulsory Purchase Orders confirmed and operative in the last five years, for various purposes as listed below.

No of CPO’s               Purpose of CPO
9                                  Housing and Development    
1                                  Amenity                                  
1                                  Road improvement                
1                                  Development                         

The City Council can purchase property compulsorily where it has been unable to do so voluntarily.  The land must be necessary for the exercise by the Council of one or more of its statutory functions.  It may also be required to facilitate the bringing together of sites for development.

The legal provisions for compulsorily acquiring land are contained in Part XIV of the Planning and Development Act 2000.

 

Q52.COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager report the current income & expenditure for the Council erected promotional banners, including non DCC related banners, on lampposts throughout the city?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The income and expenditure by Dublin City Council on promotional banners in 2010 is €35,997 and €20,550 respectively.