County Development Plan

The Draft County Development Plan for 2016 to 2022 is currently under review by the council. The draft plan is available in Lucan Library and I also have copies. Please contact me if you would like me to run through the key points in relation to Lucan and Palmerstown. I have made a number of motions myself and also joint motions with my Community Alliance colleagues over the various rounds of reviews we have had within the council.  Below you will find the motions which I proposed including joint motions with my Lucan Area Community Alliance members, Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty.

To make a submission write to:

Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section, Land Use Planning & Transportation Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24

 The closing date for submissions is 24th September 2015.

Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions or if you need help with making a submission.

 

MOTION NO. 13

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this council zone the Adamstown marked area between the railway, canal, Newcastle Road and Griffeen park as Zone EE:

To support the necessary and needed infrastructure within neighbouring Grangecastle with small to medium sub-supplier business’s, to support job growth within Adamstown and Lucan to meet the objectives / Ethos of nearby Adamstown where residents both work and live in the area reducing need for transport. Currently the Adamstown development has employment primarily in service business’s such as shops, cinemas etc but little in the way of small manufacturing or other businesses.

Area should not be zoned residential because

This area is isolated by park from Clonborrris with no easy access. It will be neither in Clonburris or Adamstown or Lucan where families will struggle with school placements etc

The Newcastle road is already gridlocked and Adamstown has yet to be built out (8k housing units). The natural flow of traffic is not towards Newcastle but rather down to the N4.

Area should be zoned Enterprise and Employment because

Create local employment opportunities

Fulfil the shortage of offices for small to medium enterprises in Lucan

Enterprise would have less impact on the Newcastle road than a residential area

Increase the use of the cycle network therefore reducing amount of traffic commuting in and out of Lucan which would also reduce traffic in the Lucan area.

The proximity of Grange Castle will allow small indigenous technology and service companies to feed into the multinational companies within Grange Castle.

A landscape EE area would complement the adjacent Griffeen park allowing a landscape aspect from the Newcastle road to the Griffeen park and vice versa

Co sponsored by Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

It is a requirement under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) for the County Development Plan including its Core Strategy to be consistent with the Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area 2010 – 2022 and to ensure that there are sufficient and suitable lands zoned to meet the population and housing requirements for the County.

The Settlement Strategy contained within the Regional Planning Guidelines (RPGs) identifies Lucan and Clondalkin as  Metropolitan Consolidation Towns where population and housing growth should be directed particularly to areas where there is access to high quality public transport. This is reflected in the Core Strategy contained in the Draft County Development Plan. The RPGs advise that Metropolitan Consolidation Towns are important foci within the Metropolitan Area and should continue to be developed to support key public transport corridors (such as the Dublin – Kildare Line), services and retail and economic activity.

The proposed motion to restrict the lands to Enterprise and Employment uses only would be an inefficient use of zoned lands located adjacent to a high capacity public transport corridor and within a Metropolitan Consolidation Town. The proposed SLO would be contrary to meeting the statutory requirements of the Planning Authority in terms of housing and population targets and directing such growth into the appropriate designated areas of the County.

A RES/N zoning objective identifies a number of commercial and employment uses as permitted in principle that could support and provide facilities for local businesses and employees as part of any residential development including industry-light, offices less than 100 sq.m, shop-local, shop-neighbourhood and sports club uses. Residential development would also provide the opportunity to extend and link with the Griffeen Valley Park, including the provision of an additional playing pitch.

Recommendation

Further to the response to Motion ID 45121 and 45071, it is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment:

That an SLO be inserted under Community Infrastructure Policy 12 (Open Space) that requires the provision of public open space, to include one full size playing pitch and the extension of Griffeen Valley Park, prior to the occupation of any residential development on Beattie’s Field (bounded by the R120, Kildare rail line, Hayden’s Lane & Grand Canal).

 

MOTION NO. 96

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

3.3.0 new objective

To provide additional youth café’s in areas with high population of young adults and to utilise existing buildings which can be adaptable to youth programme facilities such as local libraries.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

Motion agreed.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted

 

 

MOTION NO. 172

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

Section 3.11.1 Add in new objective or 3.11.2 CI10 Objective 3 to be added in

That this Council supports and promotes satellite hubs of Tallaght IT located in Lucan.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

The content and intention of the motion is recommended for inclusion. It is considered that the scope of any new objective be extended to include a satellite hub from any Third and Fourth Level Education Facility and the location of the hub should be extended to countywide. Other policies and objectives in the CE Draft Plan encourage the provision of such regional catchment facilities into appropriate levels of the Urban Hierarchy.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment

To support the development of satellite hubs for Third and Fourth Level Education Facilities in the County.

 

MOTION NO. 176

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That the Development Plan acknowledges the importance of enterprise in the county and actively encourage the availability for facilities to be managed by the council or an appointed enterprise board;

  • That the requirement of enterprise centres in the main towns in the county will be reviewed.
  • That the option of live to work enterprise centres be looked at as a condition of large residential developments
  • That an allocation of enterprise facilities be made in a condition in all future grants of permission commercial developments.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

The CE Draft Plan seeks to emphasis the importance of enterprise in the County and supports and facilities the provision of enterprise centres and incubation hubs, in accordance with actions identified by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

The Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) will set out objectives and actions to promote and support economic activity in the County. South Dublin County Council commenced preparation of the LECP in November 2014 and it will be adopted by South Dublin County Council in 2015. The LECP will include analysis of the economic, local and community profile of the County. Actions may include business support initiatives such as the delivery of Incubation Hubs at appropriate locations based on needs analysis.

The CE Draft Plan supports the provision of live-work units as part of mixed use developments in appropriate locations in Chapter 4 Economic Development & Tourism (Policy 4 pg 68). Furthermore, the Plan is generally positive towards the provision of small scale home based economic activities in existing dwellings.

It is considered that imposing a condition on all grants of permission for commercial development to allocate enterprise facilities would adversely impact on the economic development and competitiveness of the County. It is recommended that this section of the motion is not adopted.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment to alter ET1 Objective 7 and ET4 Objective 2 to state:

ET1 Objective 7:  To support and facilitate the provision of enterprise centres and incubation hubs at appropriate locations, in accordance with actions identified by the Local Enterprise Office, through the Local Economic and Community Plan or by other enterprise support initiatives.

ET4 Objective 2: To support and encourage the provision of ground floor live-work units as part of mixed-used and residential developments in appropriate locations, as a means of enlivening streets and to provide flexible accommodation for small businesses.

 

MOTION NO. 169

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

4.5.0

That this council develops heritage centres/tourist information centres for the county villages including Lucan village. Centres could be manned voluntarily.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

The CE Draft Plan outlines a range of objectives in relation to Tourism Infrastructure in Section 4.5.0 Tourism and Leisure including;

ET 5 Objective 1:

To support the development of tourism infrastructure, attractions, activities and facilities at appropriate locations subject to sensitive design and environmental safeguards

ET 5 Objective 2:

To direct tourist facilities into established centres where they can support the wider economic vitality of urban centres.

The quoted objectives above support the development of tourism facilities such as heritage centres/ tourist information centres in the County and direct such facilities into established centres.

It is recommended that ET 5 Objective 2 be amended to include a specific reference to the Village Centres.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment to change the wording in ET5 Objective 2 as follows:

ET 5 Objective 2:

To direct tourist facilities into established centres, in particular the Village Centres, where they can support the wider economic vitality of urban centres.

 

MOTION NO. 136

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

To support the development and promotion of Lucan Harriers athletics track to a National standard, which is located at the planned terminus of the RPA preferred Lucan Luas route.

3.1 (Include section under Athletics track) or 58 CI12 Objective 8 (page 72 ET8 include with objective 3)

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

Agree to motion with amendment:

To support the development and promotion of an athletics track, built to a National standard, at a location within the County which is situated close to a major public transport route.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with an amendment:

 

MOTION NO. 119

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

3.9.0 or 3.1

That this council agrees to build the swimming pool for Lucan within Griffeen Park adjacent to the existing community centre which is in the heart of Lucan and on the RPA preferred rapid transport route.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Paul Gogarty and Guss O’Connell

REPORT:

Refer to Motion 45358 for agreed text.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

 

MOTION NO. 112

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

3.6.0

That this council supports and promotes suitable locations for community centres and place of worship for our growing diverse communities.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

Policy CI1 Community Centres and Policy CI4 Places of Worship seek to support and facilitate the development of community centres and places of worship. Motion agreed as stated in the Plan.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted

 

MOTION NO. 113

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

Section 3.11.1 change to objective 7

To promote the development of sufficient facilities required by modern schools particularly at planning stage and to promote the shared use of these school facilities, such as sports halls and ball courts and all weather pitches for community use outside of school hours.

Co-sponsored by Cllrs Guss O’Connell and Paul Gogarty

REPORT:

Motion agreed.

Recommendation

It is recommended that his motion is adopted

 

MOTION NO. 69

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council develops park/recreational facilities for older children and teenagers such as multiuse Games courts.

REPORT:

The County Development Plan will seek to support and facilitate the provision of universally accessible play and recreational facilities for children of all ages at suitable locations throughout the County.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted.

 

 

MOTION NO. 75

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council ensures that sporting facilities are developed near school premises.

REPORT:

The clustering of community facilities to optimise accessibility and usage is considered desirable where possible.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted.

 

MOTION NO. 82

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council increases the number of soccer and gaelic pitches and all weather pitches and associated changing facilities in Lucan to cater for the increasing size of local clubs.

REPORT:

The South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will support the development of sports and leisure facilities at appropriate locations within the County. This motion is overly specific for this stage of the process.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

That the South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will include policies and objectives to support and facilitate the provision of sports and leisure facilities in the County.

 

MOTION NO. 85

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council develops and upgrades Lucan Harriers running track and facilities to a modern standard making it a centre of Athletics for the county.

REPORT:

The South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will support the development of sports and leisure facilities at appropriate locations within the County. This motion is overly specific for this stage of the process.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

That the South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will include policies and objectives to support and facilitate the provision of sports and leisure facilities in the County.

 

MOTION NO. 88

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council develops a major multifunctional sport and community centre in Lucan.

REPORT:

The provision of community infrastructure is an important part of the delivery of sustainable communities and successful urban areas. South Dublin County Council will continue to support the delivery of community infrastructure through a range of plans and programmes including the County Development Plan.

The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will set out a spatial framework for the provision of a hierarchy of community facilities at county, district and local level based on the outcome of a needs assessment and having regard to the County Settlement Hierarchy. The Plan will seek to ensure that facilities are accessible and where appropriate are clustered to promote optimum usage.

This motion is considered to be overly specific for this stage of the process and would prejudice the outcome of a needs based assessment.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

That the South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will set out a framework for the provision of community facilities at county, district and local level based on the outcome of a needs based assessment.

 

MOTION NO. 94

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

Joint Motion Cllr. Liona O’Toole, Cllr. Paul Gogarty, Cllr. Gus O’Connell

That this Council recognises that SDCC is a rapidly growing population and therefore plans to be put in place to include additional swimming pools to cope with the growing population or at least provides one in each electoral area.

REPORT:

The provision of community infrastructure is an important part of the delivery of sustainable communities and successful urban areas. South Dublin County Council will continue to support the delivery of community infrastructure through a range of plans and programmes including the County Development Plan.

The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will set out a spatial framework for the provision of a hierarchy of community facilities at county, district and local level based on the outcome of a needs assessment and having regard to the County Settlement Hierarchy. The Plan will seek to ensure that facilities are accessible and where appropriate are clustered to promote optimum usage.

This motion is considered to be overly specific for this stage of the process and would prejudice the outcome of a needs based assessment.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

That the South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 will set out a framework for the provision of community facilities at county, district and local level based on the outcome of a needs based assessment.

 

 

MOTION NO. 140

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

To create a heritage centre for Lucan (tourist information).

REPORT:

The Tourism Strategy for South Dublin 2014 will guide the future development of tourism in South Dublin County. The Tourism Strategy will include a range of actions based on a full analysis of the tourism potential of the County. The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will include policies and objectives to support and facilitate the future development of tourism related initiatives identified in the Tourism Strategy.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the motion is adopted with amendment.

That the South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will include policies and objectives to support and facilitate the future development of tourism related initiatives identified in the Tourism Strategy.

 

 

MOTION NO. 153

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

To encourage the development of village markets especially seasonal times of the year.

REPORT:

The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will promote the viability and vitality of the existing retail centres in the County. It is recommended to include a requirement in Draft South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016 – 2022 to support and encourage the setting up of seasonal and craft markets within public or privately owned spaces in established villages and towns in the County, with an emphasis on supporting local entrepreneurship, cultural diversity, an expanded range of retail businesses, and an increased availability of locally produced and manufactured products

Recommendation

It is recommended that the motion is adopted.

 

MOTION NO. 160

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council places a ban on the introduction of new takeaway facilities or change of use to a takeaway within 800m of any school.

REPORT:

The policy and criteria for assessing takeaways can be strengthened to include consideration of cumulative effects, opening hours, proximity to venerable uses such as schools, noise, nuisance and general disturbance.

However, applying a blanket 800m exclusion band from schools is considered overly prescriptive. Schools are often located close to retail centres or other suitable locations for takeaway uses and the provision of an inflexible safeguard measure may have wider impacts that would be detrimental to proper planning and sustainable development of such areas.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the motion is not adopted.

Motion 160: (re worded)

That this council places stricter controls on the introduction and change of use and premises of takeaways particular within the vicinity of schools.

 

MOTION NO. 180

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council promotes a greater use of the ORR to connect all the towns utilising the public transport available.

REPORT:

The provision of public transport services within the County is the responsibility of National agencies such as the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Railway Procurement Agency and overseen by strategic planning documents such as the NTA Integrated Implementation Plan 2013-2018 and (Draft) Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2011-2030.

The analysis process undertaken as part of the preparation the County Development Plan (2016-2020 identified a demand for movements between employment and population centres to the west of the Outer Ring Road, such as Citywest, Grangecastle and Lucan. This demand is likely to grow further due to employment and population growth in Citywest, Grangecastle , Adamstown and Clonburris. South Dublin County Council can, via the County Development Plan, identify a corridor for long term high capacity public transport. Any such proposal will however need to be discussed with the NTA prior to inclusion.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted.

 

MOTION NO. 211

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council develops an integrated cycle way connection Lucan and Palmerstown to Fingal County Council and allowing greater access to St. Catherine’s Park and its associated facilities.

REPORT:

South Dublin County Council worked in close consultation with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to develop a County wide cycling network. The county wide network was integrated with those of adjoining Counties and incorporated into the NTAs Greater Dublin Area Strategic Cycle Network. This document identifies a hierarchy of primary, secondary, feeder routes and Greenways for the GDA, including a Primary Route directly linking Lucan and Palmerstown and the Liffey Valley Greenway which will link Lucan, Palmerstown and St Catherine’s Park. These links will feed into the network of further connections into Fingal. South Dublin County Council will continue to work closely with the NTA to procure for the continued roll of the GDA Strategic Cycle Network throughout the lifetime of this plan.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted.

 

MOTION NO. 268

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council makes provision for more allotments to be built in our towns to encourage/educate the skill of growing your own food.

REPORT:

The County Development Plan 2016-2022 will include policies relating to allotments and community gardens/gardening.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016 – 2022 will include policies and objectives to support the provision of allotments and community gardening.

 

 

MOTION NO. 302

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

To create a heritage trail in around Lucan and Palmerstown CoutnyVillages utilising latest QR barcoding technology system and an internet based information system.

REPORT:

Policies and objectives that support heritage trails between villages and through the Liffey Valley could be included within the County Development Plan. The identification of lands and funding of a heritage trail would be better addressed under the South Dublin County Heritage Plan 2010 – 2015 and South Dublin County Council’s Tourism Strategy.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this motion is adopted with amendment.

The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016-2022 will seek to promote and facilitate the creation of permissive paths that will provide greater access and heritage trails into and through high amenity, scenic and rural lands within the County including between historic villages.

RE WORDED: To utilise the latest technology.

 

 

MOTION NO. 308

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

That this Council preserves the Liffey Valley

REPORT:

This motion is considered acceptable.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the motion is adopted.