The Office of Public Works has formally lodged an application for planning permission with Dublin City Council for the refurbishment of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station. Local Minister, Paschal Donohoe T.D. and I, as Chairperson of the Dublin Central Policing District have been working with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., officials in the Office of Public Works, Department of An Taoiseach, Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council to advance this planning application in line with the commitment made by former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. in July 2016.
The planning application was lodged on December 19th 2017 and the appropriate planning reference number for the application is 4568/17.
As with any other planning application, I have detailed the main features of the planning application lodged with the City Council to allow the refurbishment of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station take place.
1. Demolition and removal of:
• Existing single storey block at rear of No. 30 Fitzgibbon Street (15 sq.m).
• Existing outdoor oil tank storage with corrugated sheet canopy;
• Existing metal gates and palisade fencing at the Charles Lane entrance.
2. Full internal and external refurbishment and repair of the existing 4-storey-over-basement building at No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street and 2-storey-over-basement building at No. 30 Fitzgibbon Street.
3. Full repair of existing single storey outbuilding at rear of No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street.
4. Replacement of existing timber single glazed windows to the front and aluminium windows to the rear of No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street with original steel casement windows.
5. Construction of a new external emergency escape stairs at the rear of No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street.
6. Construction of a new plant room at the rear of No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street.
7. Construction of a new external universal access pedestrian ramp at the main entrance to No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street.
8. Provision of new metal gates and railing at the Charles Lane entrance.
9. Construction of new roof upstand to accommodate roof access door, new lift roof enclosure and provision of a new roof safety guardrail at the perimeter of the roof area.
10. Repair of the 7 no. existing rooflight units to No. 24-28 Fitzgibbon Street.
11. Hard landscaping to rear courtyards with 12 no. car parking spaces, including an area for bicycles and bin storage.
12. Upgrading of drainage system and associated ancillary works. The total site area relating to this proposed development is 1,945 sq.m.
Drawings and particulars of the proposed development area available for inspection between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 5 pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 6 weeks (the period between the 24th day of December and the first day of January, both days inclusive, shall be disregarded) beginning on the date of publication of this notice at:
The Office of Public Works, (Major Projects), 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 and Fitzgibbon Street Garda Offices, 30 Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin 1.
Submissions and/ or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, may be made in writing during a 6-week period (the period between the 24th day of December and the first day of January, both days inclusive, shall be disregarded) beginning on the date of publication of this notice to:
The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, Office of Public Works (Major Projects), 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee