DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL

 

Minutes of Meeting of the Dun Laoghaire Area Committee

(Environment, Housing, Culture, Community Development & Amenities Business) held in the

Council Chamber, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on 25thh September, 2006 at 5p.m.

 

 

PRESENT

 

Councillors:

Councillors:

Bailey John Francis

Dillon Byrne Jane

Bailey Maria

Kivlehan Tom

Baker Marie

Marren Donal

Bhreathnach Niamh

Mitchell O’Connor Mary

Butler Larry

O’Callaghan Denis

Conway Barry

Regan Eugene

Childers Nessa

Smyth Carrie

Devlin Cormac

 

 

Apologies were received from Councillor Kealin Ireland.

 

 

OFFICIALS PRESENT

 

 

Ms. Rita Flynn, Mr John Guckian, Senior Executive Officers, Mr. Noel Dodd, Maintenance Manager, Mr. Leslie Moore, Senior Parks Superintendent, Mr. Ger Looney, Senior Engineer, Mr Gerry O’Donnell, Assistant Parks Superintendent, Mr. Denis O’Grady, Senior Staff Officer, Ms. Maureen McMahon, Ms. Patricia O’Keeffe, Assistant Staff Officers.

 

DL/688/06

Election of Chairperson for Dún Laoghaire Area Committee

 

Councillor Donal Marren PROPOSED Councillor Marie Baker as Chairperson.  This was SECONDED

by Councillor Jane Dillon Byrne and AGREED by the other members of the Committee. Councillor Baker was duly ELECTED

 

Councillor Baker thanked Councillor Niamh Bhreathnach for her work as Chairperson

 

DL/689/06

Confirmation and Adoption of Minutes

 

Minutes of meeting of Dun Laoghaire Area Committee (Environment, Housing, Culture, Community

Development & Amenities) held on 26th June, 2006 were CONFIRMED and ADOPTED

 

CULTURE, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & AMENITIES BUSINESS

DL/690/06

QUESTIONS

It was proposed by Councillor D. O’Callaghan seconded by Councillor C. Smyth and RESOLVED

 

"That pursuant to Standing Order No. 105 question numbers 3 to 12 inclusive be ADOPTED and APPROVED."

 

DL/691/06

FOOTBALL PROHIBITED SIGN

 

Question:      Councillor J. Bailey

“To ask the Manager to erect a “Football Prohibited” sign on the green open space in Ardmore Park in light of the recent anti-social behaviour in the locality, the vandalism of trees and the annoyance caused to residents?”

 

Reply:

The open space in question is not suitable for organised football but it is considered that the playing of football on an ad-hoc basis by juveniles and children is acceptable.  The Council has not received any complaints about the playing of ball games on this open space and accordingly has no plans to carry out works to control such activity.  Complainants in such cases are advised to consult the Gárda Síochana on such matters especially when continuing anti-social activity causes nuisance or annoyance.

 

DL/692/06

VANDALISM – ARDMORE PARK

 

Question:      Councillor J. Bailey

“To ask the Manager to inform the Community Garda of the damage being caused to trees and the green open space in Ardmore Park by vandals in recent weeks and to seek assistance from the Gardai in monitoring this situation?”

 

Reply:

The Parks Department and local Gárdaí co-operate on an ongoing basis in relation to these matters in parks and open spaces.  It is our experience that local community involvement and interaction in their areas achieves best results in reducing vandalism.  Parks Department are prepared to support and encourage local residents in developing a greater sense of civic responsibility and ownership of open space in their area.  Contact will be made with the local community Gárda to address the above issues.

 

DL/693/06

TREE PRUNING – JOHNSTOWN ROAD

 

Question:       Councillor J. Bailey

 

“To ask the Manager to make arrangements for the trees on Johnstown Road, Dún Laoghaire to be pruned as they are overgrown and block light, particularly outside No. 7?”

 

Reply:

 

The trees in question will be examined and any necessary remedial work will be included in our 2006-2007 Tree Care Programme.

 

DL694/06

GRASS VERGE

 

Question:       Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to have the grass verge outside (address supplied) that runs around the corner into Ardagh Crescent repaired as it was damaged last January? This is the second time a question requesting this repair has been tabled. When will this work be done?”

 

Reply:

 

In order to deal with the damage caused by utility companies and other wayleaves to roadside verges and open spaces throughout the county, finance will be sought from Roads Department to enable a contractor to be engaged to reinstate these areas damaged by utilities and developers.  The above area will be included in this work which will be organised and supervised by Parks Department with the Road Area Engineers.  It is hoped that this work will be completed in the coming months.

 

DL695/06

WEEDS – WOODBINE AVENUE

 

Question:       Councillor B. Conway

 

“To ask the Manager to arrange for the weeds on Woodbine Avenue, Blackrock particularly on the short stretch of road leading onto Woodbine Road to be taken up?”

 

Reply:

 

The weeds at this location will be included in the Council's weed spraying programme.

 

DL696/06

LITTER BINS – CLONKEEN PARK

 

Question:       Councillor K. Ireland

 

“To ask the Manager to place litter bins for regular litter and dog dirt in Clonkeen Park adjacent to Mackintosh Park and ensure that they are regularly maintained?”

 

Reply:

 

In general, Parks Department do not provide litter bins in open space areas as we do not have the resources to maintain them as frequently as required and consequently our bins are confined to our regional parks.  In addition, the practice of disposing of household waste into park bins and dumping in the vicinity of these bins has increased greatly since the introduction of service charges.  The situation which currently pertains to dog fouling is that individuals are responsible for the disposal of their own litter of whatever type.  The Litter Pollution Act clearly puts an onus on dog owners to clean up after their dog and dispose of waste in a sanitary manner.

 

DL697/06

OVERHANGING TREES AT ST. HELEN’S (RADISSON HOTEL)

 

Question:       Councillor E. Regan

“To ask the Manager to take the necessary measures to trim over hanging trees on the public pathway at St Helens (Radisson Hotel) at the rear of (address supplied)?”

 

Reply:

 

The land in question along the boundary of McCabe Villas is not under the Council’s control.  Contact will be made with the estate management company who are responsible for maintaining this area

 

DL698/06

CAR PARK EXTENSION

 

Question:      Councillor E. Regan

 

“To ask the Manager to give consideration to the extension of the car park at Booterstown Dart station Blackrock?”

 

Reply:

 

This is not the responsibility of the County Council.  It is a matter for C.I.E. and should be referred to them for attention.

 

DL699/06

LANDSCAPING – BEACHPARK ROAD

 

Question:      Councillor E. Regan

“To ask the Manager to ensure that the green space at Beachpark Road (Clonkeen) which was disrupted by building work is properly landscaped?”

 

In order to deal with the damage caused by utility companies and other wayleaves to roadside verges and open spaces throughout the county, finance will be sought from Roads Department to enable a contractor to be engaged to reinstate these areas damaged by utilities and developers.  The above area will be included in this work which will be organised and supervised by Parks Department with the Road Area Engineers.  It is hoped that this work will be completed in the coming months.

 

Reply:

 

DL700/06

PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCES

 

Question:      Councillor C. Smyth

“To ask the Manager what improvements have taken place at the pedestrian entrances to each of the Courts in Ballybrack/Loughlinstown otherwise known as the “Arches” and what improvements are to take place immediately?”

 

Reply:

Discussions are taking place with the Estate Management forum in relation to a possible development at Cedar Court.  The results of the discussion will be brought to the area committee

 

DL701/06

Correspondence Ministerial/Departmental

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading.

 

DL702/06

Other Correspondence

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading

 

DL703/06

Problems arising from anti social activities

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor D. Marren and SECONDED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan

 

“That a report be presented on the measures that might be taken to address the problems arising from anti social activities on certain publicly owned open spaces adjacent to dwellings in Willow Vale.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

Anti-social behaviour is a matter that is best addressed by the local residents in association with the Gárdaí.  We will arrange to meet the resident who is affected by this anti-social behaviour to see if there is anything we can do to alleviate the problem

 

Following discussion during which it was recognised  that this is a big problem across the county and difficult to resolve the Motion was AGREED.

 

DL704/06

Redesign of Blackrock Park

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor E. Regan and SECONDED by Councillor N. Bhreathnach.

 

“That the Manager would give consideration to initiating a redesign of Blackrock Park in order to enhance this public facility.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

Parks Department are currently preparing a master plan for Blackrock Park which will be funded by the development levies scheme.  The plan will address the needs of existing users and potential users and will be designed to cater for the recreational needs of an increased number of users whilst maintaining its inert natural charm.  The plan illustrating the revised layout for the park will be presented for discussion at a future area committee meeting.

 

Following discussion it was AGREED to hold informal meeting before next Area Committee with Mr. Leslie Moore to discuss progress being made on master plan for Blackrock Park

 

DL705/06

Play and sport facilities in the Little Bray Area

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor T. Kivlehan and SECONDED by Councillor L. Butler.

 

“That the Manager provide for play and sport facilities in the Little Bray area in the 2007 annual budget.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

The issue will be examined as part of the preparation of the 2007 estimates.

 

Design and layout have been agreed with Parks Department for the construction of a playground in Shanganagh Park.  A contractor has been appointed and work is to start shortly.

 

Consideration will be given to the inclusion of projects in the Woodbrook area for next year.

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. Leslie Moore, Senior Parks Superintendent responded to the Members’s queries the Motion was AGREED.

 

DL706/06

 

Increasing amount of graffiti appearing on the Soldiers & Sailors Playing Pitches

 

It was PROPOSED BY Councillor C. Devlin and SECONDED by Councillor J. Bailey.

 

“That the Manager take immediate action against the increasing amount of graffiti appearing on the Soldiers & Sailors Playing Pitches (formerly Suttons Dairies land) and along Monkstown Avenue and Abbey Road. Could the Manager also outline what has been done to date to combat this problem as a result of questions I previously raised in late 2005.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

There are continuing problems with graffiti at the above locations and the current years allocation for graffiti removal has been exhausted.  Only racist or otherwise seriously offensive graffiti will be removed up to the end of 2006.

 

Ornamental climbing plants which were planted in the past in an effort to mask graffiti have been uprooted and vandalized.  Such planting can only be successful when local residents participate in the high level of maintenance required by such plants and by being vigilant in relation to vandalism.  Parks Department are prepared to meet with local residents who are interested in becoming involved in adopting a sense of “local ownership” towards these areas in their community.  Experience has shown that through local community support and participation more positive results can be achieved and organized vandalism reduced through local community support and participation

 

In discussion which followed some of the suggestions put forward were arranging a meeting with the local residents and increasing the amount of money allowed in the budget for cleaning up graffiti.  The possibility of erecting a graffiti wall was also discussed.

 

It was AGREED that comments regarding this motion would be passed to Housing

 

DL707/06

Funfair – Kilbogget Park

 

It was PROPOSED BY Councillor C. Smyth and SECONDED by Councillor D. O’Callaghan

 

“That the Manager explains the arrival of a funfair at Kilbogget Park without any prior notice.  What proceeds were received and will the proceeds be ring fenced for use in Kilbogget Park.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

The Kilbogget Park Partnership were informed by Mr. Rory O’Sullivan, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, of the Funfair’s arrival.  Our understanding was that the KPP represented all of the local residents associations and this was the most appropriate group to notify.

 

 

€12,500 was received and this money will be reinvested in the locality.

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. Leslie Moore, Senior Parks Superintendent responded to the Member’s queries and assured them they would be kept informed of all future events the Motion was AGREED.

 

ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS

DL/708/06

QUESTIONS

 

It was proposed by Councillor J. Dillon Byrne seconded by Councillor M. Bailey and RESOLVED

 

"That pursuant to Standing Order No. 105 question numbers 20 to 32 inclusive be ADOPTED and APPROVED."

 

DL/709/06

ROAD SWEEPING – ROCKFORD PARK

 

Question:     Councillor J. Bailey

 

“To ask the Manager to make arrangements for the roads in Rockford Park to be swept on a regular basis?”

 

Reply:

 

The Road Sweeping Foreman has been informed and has agreed to provide more regular sweeping at Rockford Park.

 

DL/710/06

LEAK

 

Question:       Councillor J. Bailey

“To ask the Manager to immediately examine the leak outside (address supplied). This leak ensures a constant stream of water, which appears at various points throughout the estate. This problem has been occurring for some time and the Council has been alerted to it on a previous occasion by residents?”

 

Reply:

 

The leak has recently been located on the private service to 73 Rockford Park.  This is a Council house and the leak will be repaired by the Housing Department.

 

DL/711/06

ROCHESTOWN PARK

 

Question:       Councillor J. Bailey

 

“To ask the Manager to make arrangements for the area to the rear of house number 46 onwards in Rochestown Park, Dún Laoghaire to be cleaned. This area is heavily littered and in urgent need of being tidied up. Furthermore, I wish to ask the Manager to look into the possibility of erecting a fence in this area, which would prevent people from being able to access the hedges at the rear of these houses and thus in turn could result in a decrease in littering?

 

Reply:

 

The Road Sweeping Foreman is arranging for this area to be cleaned up.  The engineer is making enquiries about the practicalities of erecting a fence at this location.

 

DL/712/06

STILLORGAN GROVE

 

Question:      Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to have the road in Stillorgan Grove, Cul de sac section off Grove Avenue swept and all the litter picked out of the bushes at the hammerhead end of the Cul de sac?”

 

Reply:

 

Stillorgan Grove will be swept over the next few days and the Parks Dept will be asked to arrange for the litter to be picked out of the bushes.

 

DL/713/06

SOUND OF RUNNING WATER

 

Question:      Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to investigate why there is a continuous sound of running water from the manhole outside (address supplied) as this is causing irritation to nearby residents? Can this problem be resolved and if so when?”

 

Reply:

 

The manhole in question is a backdrop manhole. The Water Dept at Stillorgan have confirmed that the water is not due to a leaking watermain. When a site visit was made no sound could be heard (possibly due to the ambient traffic noise). The site will be visited at night and a resolution will be considered after that visit.

 

DL/714/06

PROVISION OF LITTER BIN

 

Question:        Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to place a litterbin in the laneway that runs between Foxrock Court and the N11 (behind Foxrock Church) as this laneway is constantly used by local school children and litter is being dumped both in the lane and into neighbouring gardens?”

 

Reply:

 

This will be considered however litter bins are not usually installed in residential areas.  A litter bin is located at the nearby bus stop on the N11.

 

DLR/715/06

LITTER BIN – FOXROCK CHURCH BUS STOP

 

Question:      Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to place a litter bin at the bus stop outside Foxrock Church on Kill Lane as litter is being dumped over the wall into the church carpark?”

 

Reply:

 

The benefits of providing a litter bin outside Foxrock church on Kill Lane will be examined.  This particular location was never known to be a problem as the litter bins adjacent had been considered adequate for the area.

 

DLR/716/06

ROAD SWEEPING

 

Question:      Councillor M. Baker

 

“To ask the Manager to have the following main roads swept and when can the indicative road sweeping schedule for the area east of the N11 be provided on the Internet?”

 

(i)                 Carysfort Ave

(ii)               (New) Stillorgan Park

(iii)              Newtownpark Avenue

(iv)             Frascati Road

 

 

Reply:

The roads detailed in the question will be swept over the coming days.  The engineer is currently preparing road sweeping schedules for the entire county.

When this exercise is completed, it is intended to put the information on the Council web site.

 

DLR/717/06

STREET CLEANING

 

Question:      Councillor D. Marren

 

“To ask the Manager to state the schedule of street cleaning in operation in Coolevin, Ballybrack and to state whether this schedule is being implemented?”

 

Reply:

 

Coolevin, Ballybrack is part of a larger area which is cleaned by two locally based barrowmen.  While car parking has contributed to difficulties in cleaning the area, the barrowmen have agreed to give this area better attention in future.

 

DLR718/06

 

ROAD CLEANING/SWEEPING – WOODBROOK GLEN ESTATE

 

Question:       Councillor D. O’Callaghan

 

“To ask the Manager to arrange to have the road cleaned and swept in Woodbrook Glen Estate?”

 

Reply:

 

The Road Sweeping Foreman is arranging for the cleaning and sweeping of Wood Glen estate within the next week.

 

DLR719/06

REMOVAL OF RUBBISH

 

Question:       Councillor C. Smyth

 

“To ask the Manager to clear the dumped rubbish from the green area between (address supplied)?”

 

Reply:

 

The Roadsweeping Foreman has arranged for the dumped rubbish at the address supplied to be removed.

 

DLR720/06

NO DUMPING SIGN

 

“To ask the Manager to erect a “No Dumping” sign at the pedestrian entrance to Killiney Beach from Bayview Estate, Killiney?”

 

Reply:

 

A 'No Dumping' sign will be erected at this location in the near future

 

DLR721/06

BURNING OF RUBBISH

 

Question:       Councillor C. Smyth

 

“To ask the Manager to address the increased problem of burning of rubbish by residents rather than using their refuse bin due to the increasing waste charges?”

 

Reply:

 

The Air Pollution Act, 1987 makes it an offence to cause a smoke nuisance or cause air pollution. The Waste Management Act 1996-2003 states that a person shall not dispose of waste in a manner that causes or is likely to cause environmental pollution. This includes the burning of waste.

 

Steps taken to address the issue:

 

Number of ‘air pollution’ complaints received:

2004:  44      2005:  72      2006:  37

Complaints received are responded to through site visits undertaken by the Environmental Health Officers. In most cases, however, the nuisance has abated by the time the inspection is carried out and the amount of evidence available is normally insufficient to sustain a prosecution case.

Perpetrators, where known, and/or the property owners are issued advice on the negative effects of the illegal activity and a warning against future occurrences.

 

Steps are also taken to raise public awareness of the harmful effects of disposing of waste by burning through advertisements, circulation of information leaflets and participation in national campaigns (Race against Waste).

 

Future steps planned:

 

The recent appointment of additional staff to the Enforcement Unit will facilitate a greater on-street presence and faster response time to investigate complaints received.

Additional awareness raising measures are proposed and include the provision of more comprehensive information on the DLRCC web site, increased circulation of information leaflets and greater use of publications such as the DLR Times/County Community Forum Newsletter etc.

The Environment Enforcement Unit will also expand its’ liaison and information sharing with other relevant Council Departments/Units (e.g. Housing Department / Waste Management Unit/Litter Unit) so as to provide as comprehensive a response as is possible to address the issue.

 

DL/722/06

Correspondence Ministerial / Departmental

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading.

 

DL/723/06

Other Correspondence

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading.

 

DL/724/06

 

Motion:           Councillor K. Ireland

 

“That this Council carry out a fundamental and thorough review of the cleaning and litter management of Dún Laoghaire town. That this review should include:

 

(i)                             analysis of current cleaning/litter management activities

(ii)                           documentation of gaps and deficiencies in the current system

(iii)                          identification of targets/role models to which the town should aspire

(iv)                         appraisal of resources needed to reach optimum cleaning and litter management standards

(v)                          action plan to meet these targets.”

 

It was AGREED in the absence of Councillor K. Ireland to re-enter this motion at next meeting.

 

DL/725/06

LITTER FINES

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor M. Mitchell O’Connor and SECONDED by Councillor E. Regan.

 

“That the Manager investigates the proposal of increasing litter fines to €1,000 and to report back to this Council.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED.

 

The responsibility for deciding on the amounts for Litter Fines lie with the DoEHLG. The current amount for a Litter Fine anywhere in this Country is €125.00. However, this can be increased to €3,000.00 pending a prosecution. There are no plans at present by the DoEHLG to have these amounts increased. 

 

Following a discussion during which Mr. John Guckian, Senior Executive Officer responded to the Member’s queries it was AGREED that the Minister would be written to asking him to review the fines process

 

DL726/06

FLY TIPPING

 

Motion:           Councillor K. Ireland

 

“That this Council identifies a realistic method of conclusively discouraging and dealing with fly tipping in Dún Laoghaire town, particularly illegal dumping in the town’s lanes.”

 

It was AGREED in the absence of Councillor K. Ireland to re-enter this motion at next meeting.

 

DL727/06

GRAFFITI REMOVAL

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor E. Regan and SECONDED by Councillor C. Devlin.

 

“That the Manager report on what steps have been taken to remove graffiti in the area and to list the specific areas where graffiti has been removed in the last three months.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED.

 

Graffiti is a significant and growing problem in the county.  Its removal is expensive and in some cases following its removal, it has been replaced by more graffiti.

 

When reports about graffiti are received, details are noted and a site visit may follow.  Graffiti, which is offensive, sexist, personal, etc. is removed as soon as possible (within days) by a contractor.  The council does not normally remove graffiti on private property.

 

All other graffiti is listed and ranked according to public impact or probability of reoccurrence.  From time to time a contractor is then employed to remove graffiti subject to budgetary provision.

 

The following locations had graffiti removed by the Roadsweeping Section in the last three months:

 

Marlay Park,   Mount Merrion Avenue,   Kilmacud.

Other Departments in the council also carry out removal of graffiti.

 

Following a discussion in which Mr. John Guckian, Senior Executive Officer said that contractor will be given list of locations to remove graffiti. The Motion was AGREED.

 

HOUSING BUSINESS

DL/728/06

 

QUESTIONS

 

It was proposed by Councillor M. Mitchell O’Connor  seconded by Councillor C. Smiyth and RESOLVED:-

 

“That pursuant to Standing Order No. 105 question number 39 be ADOPTED and APPROVED

 

DL/729/06

GATES – ASHLAWN PARK, BALLYBRACK

 

GATES – ASHLAWN PARK, BALLYBRACK

 

Question:       Councillor C. Smyth

 

“To ask the Manager when will the gates be erected on the laneways in Ashlawn Park, Ballybrack, which were extinguished by the Council in July?”

 

Reply:

 

It is the Council’s objective to have these completed as soon as possible.  The contractor appointed to carry out all of these is on site in the Dundrum area and once all the extinguishments in this area are completed, work will begin in the Dun Laoghaire area in the near future

 

DL/730/06

 

Correspondence Ministerial / Departmental

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading.

 

DL/731/06

Other Correspondence

 

It was NOTED there were no items for consideration under this heading

 

DL/732/06

FLATS – FITZGERALD PARK

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor C. Devlin and SECONDED by Councillor E. Regan

 

“That the Manager to ensure that the flats in Fitzgerald Park are demolished without delay to avoid further anti-social behaviour now that the Part 8 Scheme has been approved by this Council.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED.

 

A scheme for the construction of a new three storey community facility building and including the demolition of Fitzgerald Park was approved under Part 8, Article 81 of Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 by the Council at its meeting on 10th April 2006.

 

A cost estimate has been submitted to the Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government for approval.  This approval will be required before work can commence on the preparation of tender documents and the subsequent seeking of tenders. 

 

Once the project has been tendered and a contractor appointed, two blocks (units 95 to 106) will have to be demolished as part of the above construction contract in order to facilitate the construction of the proposed community facility.  The cost estimate submitted to the Department allows for 2 options with respect to the demolition of Fitzgerald Park.  One option is to include for the demolition of the two blocks necessary to facilitate the construction of the community facility, the second option is to include for the complete demolition of Fitzgerald Park. A decision on which option to choose can only be made by the Housing Department following receipt of the approval of the cost estimate submitted to the Department and sanction to proceed to tender.

 

Following a discussion during which Ms. Rita Flynn, Senior Executive Officer responded to the Member’s queries it was AGREED that this motion will be brought to the next Council meeting as a Headed Item.  The Motion was AGREED

 

DL/733/06

SCHEME OF LANEWAY CLOSURES

 

It was PROPOSED by Councillor C.Smyth and SECONDED by Councillor L. Butler

 

“That the Manager lists the laneways, which have been included on the new “Scheme of Laneway Closures” and begin the process to close these laneways.”

 

The following report of the Manager was CONSIDERED

 

The programme for laneway closures for 2006 includes 10 laneways of which the following 5 are in the Dun Laoghaire Area:

 

(a)              between House Nos. 5/6 and House Nos. 19/20 Ashlawn Park

(b)              between House Nos. 53/54 and House Nos. 67/68 Ashlawn Park

(c)              between House Nos. 77/78 and House Nos. 91/92 Ashlawn Park

(d)              between House Nos. 168/169 and House No. 178/179 Ashlawn Park

(e)              between House Nos. 130 and 131 Shanganagh Cliffs and House Nos. 152 and 153 Shanganagh Cliffs

 

 

The recommendation to extinguish these 5 Public Rights of Way was approved at a meeting of the County Council on 14th July 2006.

 

 

 

A contractor has been appointed to carry out these works and is on site in the Dundrum area at present.  Once all the extinguishments in this area are completed, work will begin in the Dun Laoghaire area

 

 

 

It is the Council’s objective to have these closures completed as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Following discussion during which Mr. Noel Dodd, Housing Maintenance responded to the Member’s queries, Mr. Dodd said he would forward any additional requests for laneway closures to Councillor C. Smyth. The Motion was AGREED.

 

 

 

DL/734/06

 

Conclusion of Meeting

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 6.50pm.