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new housing developments – PART 8 PART XI

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive how many new local authority housing developments
are due to come before the Local Area Committee between now and May 2019
for Part 8 Part XI process?”

 

Reply:
There are feasibility studies currently being carried out on a number of sites to
determine suitability to deliver housing units. It is anticipated that three
schemes will be brought forward for approval in the Balbriggan/Swords area
between now and June 2019.

Housing in swords

Question: Councillor D. Smith:
“To ask the Chief Executive how many local authority housing builds are due to
begin in the Swords Electoral Area in 2018, how many units will be built and to
indicate on a map which location they are due to be built?”

 

Reply:
Both the Rolestown and Rathbeale Road housing developments are due to begin
in the Swords Electoral Area in 2018. A total of 44 units will be built and
delivered in 2019 from both schemes.

See maps below of location of the sites.

 

Figure 1 – Rolestown

 

Figure 2 – Rathbeale Road

Taking in Charge of Thornleigh Estate

Question: Councillor D. Smith: Thornleigh.
“To ask the Chief Executive if any further progress has been made in
the last three months on the Taking in Charge of Thornleigh Estate?”

 

Reply:
Waterman Moylan Engineering Consultants are employed by the
bondholder to act on its behalf to bring Thornleigh estate to a taking in
charge standard. They have completed the tender documents for the
Taking in Charge Works Contract which has just been submitted to the
Built Environment Inspectorate. These are being reviewed presently and
will be returned directly to ensure no delay to the advertisement of the
Tender for the completion of the Works at Thornleigh Estate.

improvement of cycle lane in donabate

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive if any plans are in place to improve cycle lane
infrastructure on Turvey Avenue and the Hearse Road?”

 

Reply:
As noted in the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan by the NTA and
the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023, the provision of a commuter
route from Lissenhall along Hearse Road to Donabate is an objective.
However, the provision of this route does not form part of the current
Capital Works Programme. Pending progress on the Donabate Distributor
Road, this scheme may be included in the 2019/2020 Capital Works
Programme should funding become available.

There is no provision in the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan by the
NTA or the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 for the provision of a
commuter route from the R132 along Turvey Avenue to Donabate. There
are no plans at present for provision of same.

building Knocksedan Estate in Swords

Question Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive has building stopped on the latest phase of
Knocksedan Estate in Swords and if there are any planning reasons for
this?”

 

Reply:
There is extant permission for development in Knocksedan under
planning ref no. F06A/0347/E2 which granted an extension of duration to
carry out works up to December 2021. At the time of writing there is no
known planning reason as to why works may have ceased.

Green Space Castlefarm/Broadmeadows

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the works which have taken place on
the green space behind Castlefarm between Broadmeadows, Mooretown and
Pine Grove Park Estate in terms of cutting back overgrown vegetation over the
past six months?”

 

Reply:
Two shrubberies on the green space behind Castlefarm and Broadmeadows
were totally removed as they were considered to be the focal point for anti social
behaviour in the area. A further shrubbery has been cut back to increase
visibility in order to deter youths from congregating and causing nuisance to
passers-by.

Abbeyvale Crescent ‘Children at Play’ sign

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive if a ‘Children at Play’ sign can be placed at Abbeyvale
Crescent following a recent near miss accident?”

 

Reply:
There is a ‘Children at Play’ sign at the entrance to Abbeyvale estate.
It is not the policy of the Council to install repeater signage on internal streets
within residential developments.

Pedestrian Traffic Lights Glen Ellan Road

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive to indicate when the construction of pedestrian
traffic lights on the Glen Ellan Road are due to begin and to indicate with a map
their exact location?”

 

Reply:
It is anticipated that the pedestrian crossing at Glen Ellen Road will be completed
by the end of the summer.

solution for Seatown West Parking, Swords

Motion: Councillor D. Smith
“That the Chief Executive provide a solution to the parking problems at the
housing at Seatown West, Swords.”

 

Report:
There is budget provision for footpath and parking alteration measures at this
location in the 2018 Programme of Works.
The design is currently being finalised and tenders will be sought for completion
of the works in the coming weeks.

Castleview Crescent road surface inspection

Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive if the road surface drains in the vicinity of 1
Castleview Crescent can be inspected and vac’d as that corner constantly floods
when there is rain?”

 

Reply:
Arrangements will be made to have the drains inspected and cleaned as
necessary.