STONEYBATTER MATTERS -PLANNED LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES


AUGHRIM STREET RE-SURFACING WORKS

The Roads Maintenance Division of Dublin City Council will be upgrading the road surface of Aughrim Street between the junction with Prussia Street and the junction of Aughrim Street with St. Joseph’s Road. These works are in line with the funding I helped to secure in the North Inner City Works Programme 2017.

The works are expected to be undertaken between Tuesday August 8th and Tuesday August 15th next. Therefore, the Roads Maintenance Division has successfully sought to have this particular stretch of Aughrim Street closed between 6am and 9pm, each day between August 8th and 15th next. Therefore, Dublin City Council will be putting in place a temporary traffic management plan for the duration of the planned works.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN

• Traffic on Blackhorse Avenue wishing to access Manor Street will be diverted via North Circular Road and Prussia Street.

• Traffic on Manor Street wishing to access Blackhorse Avenue will be diverted via Prussia Street and North Circular Road.

• Traffic on Cowper Street wishing to access Manor Street will be diverted via Aughrim Street, St. Joseph’s Road and Prussia Street.

• Traffic on Manor Street wishing to access Cowper Street will be diverted via Prussia Street, St. Joseph’s Road and Aughrim Street.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you. However, if you have any questions or queries arising from the details provided, please contact me at raymcadam@gmail.com.

 

As your local Stoneybatter Councillor, I work to keep you updated of issues and matters taking place in the area

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East Wall Policing Update

Across the past week to ten days, residents across East Wall have been in touch with me to express their concern and anxiety about anti-social behaviour occurring across the district.

As a direct result, I have been liaising, as Chairman of the Dublin Central Policing District with the Chief Superintendent for the North Inner City and Sergeant Chris O’ Shaughnessy, in respect of community policing across East Wall. Through that engagement, I can confirm that a full operation has been put in place to tackle this problem effectively. Over the past number of weeks various mobile patrols, pedal cycle beats and general beats have been directed to patrol in the East Wall area, with a view to prosecuting any individuals engaging in this behaviour.

In addition, I can confirm to East Wall residents that that an unmarked patrol car with two members working in plain clothes to patrol the main hotspot areas in East Wall have been put in place. This patrol will start in the late evening and will continue on into the night. These members will be specifically targeting groups engaging in anti-social behaviour / public order offences, criminal damage and thefts of pedal cycles / property. These members have been directed to issue anti social behaviour orders to any youths causing annoyance in this area.

As the Chairman of the Dublin Central Policing District, I want to assure East Wallers that I will work with local Gardai to ensure that these actions are effective and that where further initiatives are necessary that they are put in place. I will keep you fully updated of developments in respect of this issue. 

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ALDBOROUGH HOUSE PLANNING UPDATE (3457/17)


This is a site and building that has lay derelict for too many years. It has been the subject off and the magnet for anti-social and criminal behaviour in the area. I welcome the fact that plans have now been lodged for the redevelopment of this site. However, as with any planning application, I will be studying it carefully and will work with local residents to ensure the best possible development is approved by Dublin City Council.


LOCATION OF PLANNING APPLICATION:

Aldborough House, Portland Row, Dublin 1.
KEY POINTS OF PLANNING APPLICATION:
The development will consist of:

1. An office development of total gross floor area 14720 sq.m. on a site of 0.4840 ha, bounded by Portland Row Killarney Street, Empress Place and Killarney Court.

2. The demolition of ancillary structures ( 435 sq.m), including former theatre, security hut and boundary wall to public road;

3. Taking down, removal and storage of existing 19th century guard house ( 74 sq.m) to enable its future re-erection elsewhere;

4. Conservation and restoration of exterior and interior for use as main entrance and offices of eighteenth-century, three storey over lower ground floor, Aldborough House a Protected Structure (2005 sq.m), in addition to:

a. Formation of a new mezzanine office floor in the house ( 135sq.m);

b. Conservation and restoration of existing south pavilion screen, at lower and upper ground levels, as office accommodation ( 165 sq.m);

c. Construction of a new north pavilion screen to match existing south pavilion screen, at lower and upper ground levels, as office accommodation ( 165 sq.m)

d. Conservation and restoration of existing south pavilion screen, at lower and upper ground levels, as office accommodation (165sq.m);

e. Construction of a new north pavilion screen to match existing south pavilion screen, at lower and upper ground levels, as office accommodation ( 165 sq.m);

5. Two new office wings, five storeys over two level basement, with screened plant area on roof, to south and north flanks of Aldborough House, also accommodating stair and lift cores to serve the new and existing development, with glazed links to the existing house:

a. Wing ‘ A ‘ 6590 sq.m of which 4809 sq.m above ground:

b. Wing ‘ B ‘ 3434 sq.m of which 2391 sq.m above ground.

6. Lower ground floor level link to rear of existing house, containing canteen, kitchen and office space ( 727 sq.m);

7. Basement link on two levels to rear of existing house (239 sq.m), and two levels of office (1260 sq.m ) under forecourt to front of house;

8. Remodelling and landscaping of the forecourt to Aldborough House, with basement areas, light wells, steps, terrace and new paving;

9. Set back front boundary with street trees, reinstated and new railings, stone piers and gateway;

10. Landscaped non accessible green to rear of house at upper ground level ( 568 sq.m)

11. Landscaped accessible area to side of house at upper ground level ( 186 sq.m);

12. Parking for 36 cars and 156 bicycles at lower basement level;

13. Vehicle lifts to serve parking areas, with entrance from Killarney Street and exit via Empress Place;

14. Plant rooms and other ancillary areas, including waste storage, to basement levels and screened plant enclosure to roofs of Wings ‘ A’ and ‘ B ‘;

15. All enabling and development works and ancillary development, including landscaping, elevational treatments, lighting, signage and associated site excavation, infrastructural and site development works above and below ground including changes in level. Boundary treatments and services.
PLANNING REFERENCE NUMBER:

The Planning reference number is 3457/17.
This planning application was lodged on July 19th 2017. Should you wish to see the full details of the application it is available online at http://www.dublincity.ie.
In the event that you decide to lodge an observation with the City Council, it should be lodged in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 inclusive of the €20 fee before August 22nd 2017. I am also arranging a briefing session for local residents with officils in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let me know.

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STONEYBATTER MATTERS – Summer 2017

STONEYBATTER FESTIVAL 2017 – FANTASTIC SUCCESS!
The Stoneybatter Festival was a brilliant success. I want to extend my congratulations and thanks to the Organising Committee and everyone who played a part in making the Festival weekend such a memorable and exciting event!

PARK SHOPPING CENTRE – PLANNING APPLICATION (2038/17)
The Planning Department of Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the Park Shopping Centre. The decision of the City Council has been accompanied by the issuing of 31 separate conditions that must be adhered to in the event that permission is implemented. These conditions include:
• Details of materials, colours and textures of the external finishes should be agreed in writing with the Planning Department in advance of any works starting on site.
• The student accommodation can only be used during the academic year and cannot be used for the “purposes of permanent residential accommodation, as a hotel, hostel, apart-hotel or similar use without a prior grant of permission.”
• The student accommodation shall be managed “by an on-site management team on a 24hr full time basis”.
• The roof terraces shall not be permitted for use between 10pm and 7am.
• The public realm areas & new routes shall be open to the public in advance of the new buildings being occupied.
• No telecommunication apparatus like for antennae will be permitted to be installed on development “without the written consent of the Planning Authority.”
• Demolition and construction work will be restricted to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. No work is permitted on site on Sundays and Public Holidays.
• Air Pollution Monitoring & Noise Control Unit, Archaeologist and Traffic requirements of Dublin City Council must be complied with.
Planning permission was granted on June 13th last. Anyone considering lodging an appeal with An Bord Pleanala have four weeks, from June 13th last to send it to the Secretary, An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

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ORMOND QUAY PLANNING MATTERS (3219/17)

LOCATION OF PLANNING APPLICATION:
Site at 34/35 & 36/37, Ormond Quay Lower (formerly known as Zanzibar/Bondi Beach Club),& rear 31 Ormond Quay Lower & rear 25-28 Great Strand Street (incl. 28A, 29 ,30 & 31 Great Strand St., Dublin 1.

KEY POINTS OF PLANNING APPLICATION:
• Demolition of existing buildings at 28A, 29,30 and 31 Great Strand Street and structures to the rear of 36/37 Ormond Quay Lower comprising of modern extensions to the protected structures.
• Construction of 165x bed Apart hotel development, comprising:

o Reception
o Meeting Rooms
o Gym
o Staff Facilities
o Cafe / Bar / Restaurant

• Refurbishment and change of use of 34/35 and 36/37 Ormond Quay Lower to Apart hotel use.
• Works to theses protected structures include internal upgrade works, including:

o Removal of roller shutters and reinstatement of shop fronts;
o Replacement windows with approved Victorian and Georgian window details;
o Cleaning repointing and repair of facade;
o Roof repair;
o Removal of existing timber fascia bands, signage, fixings and wired services.

• Additional Apart hotel accommodation to be provided in two no. new blocks to the rear of 34/35 and 36/37 Ormond Quay Lower extending from 6 to 7 storeys separated from the protected structures by an internal courtyard.
• Partial demolition of existing basement and refurbishment of remainder under buildings 28A Great Strand Street and 34/35 Ormond Quay Lower to be utilised for storage. Existing cellar vaults to be kept in situ for storage purposes.
• Service access to the Apart hotel is provided via the existing laneway off Great Strand Street. Relocation of existing substation to the north elevation.
• Roof terraces provided at 6th floor level on the southern elevation of the proposed new block to the rear of the protected structures. Balconies provided at ground and first floor level on the northern elevation. Non accessible green roofs at 1st 5th and 6th floor levels .

PLANNING REFERENCE NUMBER:
The Planning reference number is 3219/17.

This planning application was lodged on June 21st 2017. Should you wish to see the full application it is available online at http://www.dublincity.ie. The summary above is only a brief outline of some of the particulars of the application and not an exhaustive list.

Should you wish to submit an objection, please submit your objection in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 inclusive of the €20 fee before July 25th 2017.

I am also arranging for a briefing for local residents with officials in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let me know.

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PHIBSBOROUGH MATTERS – June 2017



PHIBSBOROUGH SHOPPING CENTRE – PLANNING APPLICATION (2628/17)

The Planning Department of Dublin City Council has made an interim decision on the application for planning permission to partially redevelop the Phibsborough Shopping Centre. Additional information has been sought off the applicant in respect of 13 separate areas, including:

• Future occupiers of accommodation on site must be students of a registered third-level institution.

• Concerns with Block A and changes to the design thereof.

• Uncertainty over the ground floor usage fronting onto planned Civic Plaza.

• Clarity on the Daylight / Sunlight Report already submitted.

• Review of the provision of recreational facilities within the proposal.

• Clarity on the finish of windows in Blocks A & C.

• More information on proposed landscaping / street furnishing of Civic Plaza.

The applicant now has six months to comply with the order issued by the Planning Department on May 29th last. When those details are lodged, anyone who has already lodged an observation on the planning application, will have the opportunity to lodge a further observation on that information. As your local Councillor, I will work with Minister Donohoe to keep you updated of developments in respect of this proposal.

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DORSET STREET PLANNING MATTERS

The Big Tree Planning Application (2951/17)

LOCATION OF PLANNING APPLICATION:
493-511, North Circular Road, and 39-41A Dorset Street Lower (The Big Tree), Dublin 1.


KEY POINTS OF PLANNING APPLICATION:

• Construction of 3 & 4 storey building onto Dorset Street Lower and part 4 & 6 storey building onto the North Circular Road.
• Demolition of existing 2x storey terrace building at 41 – 41A Dorset Street Lower.
• New building to comprise part 3 & 4 storey building onto Dorset Street, adjacent to The Big Tree.
• Demolition of single storey building at 511 North Circular Road.
• Construction of 161x bed space student accommodation complex.
• Provision of 80x bicycle parking spaces.
• Access to student accommodation complex via the North Circular Road.
• Student accommodation complex to include:
o Indoor ancillary services for occupants
o Gym
o Screening room
o Management office
o Reception
o Study room
o Common room


PLANNING REFERENCE NUMBER:

The Planning reference number is 2951/17.

This planning application was lodged on May 18th 2017. Should you wish to see the full application it is available online at http://www.dublincity.ie. The summary above is only a brief outline of some of the particulars of the application and not an exhaustive list.

Should you wish to submit an objection, please submit your objection in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 inclusive of the €20 fee before June 21st 2017.

I am also arranging for a briefing for local residents with officials in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let me know.

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