Motions for Amendments to the Proposed Draft Development Plan 2011 – 2017
In the name of Councillor Cieran Perry
SC8 change text to read “ …..sustainable densities of development which must include the protection of surrounding residents and communities”
SC11 add in above addendum “ These sustainable densities will include due consideration for the protection of surrounding residents, households and community.”
SC15: delete reference to “ and medium rise” as Dublin is predominantly a low rise city.
SC17: Delete the reference to “Strategic Masterplans” as the Chairperson of An Bord Pleanala in his annual report made reference to the legal status of LAP’s and dismissed the use of other non-statutory plans.
With reference to Figure 13 under the Culture section, I wish to draw your attention to the obvious deficit of cultural sites on the north side of the city. I can only assume that the failure to recognise the significance of the GPO, O’Connell Street and many other historical and cultural sites is a reflection on the poor quality of work put into this section. The inclusion of Temple Bar as a cultural centre reflects upon the shallow vision of the City management. It is essential that the poor quality of this section is rectified and that the importance of Dublin as a genuine cultural centre is recognised.
It is with the above in mind that I suggest that Dublin City Council select a chosen day to be designated “Dublin Day” and that everything that we cherish and celebrate about our Capital city be recognised. A day which celebrates everything that is positive about our people, our communities, our history, our arts and everything else that makes Dublin a wonderful place. This event will promote Dublin on an international level using the talents of our people and communities.
HR10: delete all references within the draft plan to “Creative Dublin Alliance” as the composition and purpose of this body is unknown.
RE 24: omit the words “ private” due to the failure of the PPP system in previous schemes.
RE 28: include the word “all” before “other major visitor attractions” so as not to be accused of the promotion of selected venues.
QH11: delete draft paragraph and replace with “Dublin City Council will enforce and promote housing standards in line with existing Government policy”.
QH 14: add in the following text “ subject to the proposed bill not being passed, Dublin City Council commit themselves to formulating a policy on property management within the two year review period of the Development plan.
QH19: omit the words “ unless there are exceptional design reasons for doing otherwise”
QH25: change the text from “20% of land rezoned” to “20% of units built”. Replace the words “ shall be made available” with “will be used”.
QH29: omit the figure “500 metre radius” and replace with “1000 metre radius” ( 1 Km)
Replace “To promote” with “To promote and provide”
NC14: Replace proposed text with “To promote, provide and protect the further development of community facilities throughoutthe city”
NC03: add in the following text “ providing that the data is up to date”.
Paragraph 4 : omit reference to selective fora and only retain opening line regarding existing networks and fora.
Chapter 15. Zoning.
In line with the established
Dublin City Council policy of preventing over concentration of hostels
within areas I want this prevention to include the following classifications
of businesses. I wish this to apply to all zonings.
Delete the following
Uses for Consideration : “Hotel” and “Residential.”
Delete paragraph 4 because of the implications of such a vague paragraph.
Public Open Spaces: B1
Reference is made to consideration being given to acceptance of financial contributions in lieu of provision of public open spaces (paragraph 6) by developers. I propose that any decision on this issue is “ subject to the agreed approval of local councillors” and that it should be a reserved function of the Local Area Committee elected representatives.
Delete paragraph 3 and the proposed opt out clauses. Car parking is a major concern and this section is open to exploitation.
Section 4 – Special Considerations
Social & Private Housing.
Delete this section and replace with up to date social & economic figures post Budget with a focus on the provision of Social Housing.
Add the following: “it is the policy of Dublin City Council that all Telecommunications Antennae within 500m of each other shall be located on the one shared mast and all international standards of health & safety must be reviewed, certified and updated on a bi-annual period.”
Add in to Zone 1. add to text “outdoor advertisement is prohibited including “all temporary signage”. Prohibition on all temporary signage/advertising within all ACA zones must be City Council policy.