Development Management Aoife Brangan Senior Executive Planner. Issues arising/Actions taken from 2009 Planning agents briefing. Issue of “Please contact “ on FI requests Action – This has been addressed with the Service Departments and is being reduced to a minimum
Senior Executive Planner
Issues arising/Actions taken from 2009 Planning agents briefing
Action – This has been addressed with the Service Departments and is being reduced to a minimum
Action – It is not policy to introduce matters in CFI requests which have not been part of previous FI requests. However, in exceptional circumstances there may be a note to the applicant for information to further assist decision making
Action – Volume of FI has been reduced by 36% when comparing the periods February 2008/February 2009 to February 2009/February 2010
Action –Village plan for Ballymore Eustace included in draft County Development Plan
Action – Validation checklist has been compiled and placed on the web
Action – Where possible this is done but is dependent on availability of staff resources.
Action – The notes taken at pre-planning meeting are not sent out as they form part of the planning file once a planning application is submitted.
Action – Director previously confirmed that any reasonable phased payment proposals will be considered by the Planning Authority. The Development Contribution scheme is currently under review and it is proposed that the draft will be on public display in September as the new scheme must be in place by February 2011.
Action – This item is the subject of ongoing review by the Development Management section in conjunction with the service departments.
Action – Submissions of this nature are assessed on a case by case basis having regard to the 2005 County Development Plan
Action – Matter to be considered by the Planning Section. Currently Dublin City Council is accepting planning applications electronically for extensions and smaller type applications only. The DoEHLG are currently reviewing the matter vis-a-vis the Regulations.
Action – Urban & rural design guidance included in the Draft County Development Plan
Action – This project has now been identified for funding under the Water Services Investment Programme and its delivery is a priority for the Council
Update on on-line access
to planning files
Current availability of files online
Additional files to be uploaded to system
The approximate number of files is 5,500
The approximate number is 30,500.
Document Management System
However, the IT department are currently changing from this system to the LGCSB version, called I-Docs. This is the preferred DMS for the vast majority of County Councils. It is anticipated that this new system will shortly be in place.
Estimated Completion Date
Additional files should be available online by December 2010
The planning department have arranged colour scanning of all of the historical mapping, register books and administrative card index into one archive.
This data has also been assimilated into a software package, which will become available for use at the public counter area shortly. This will allow you to carry out planning searches electronically.
It is intended that this system will eventually replace the paper based method currently in use.
EPA and KCC requirements
New EPA Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Serving Single Houses (p.e < 10). (2009)
Main requirements are:
Validation of Planning Applications
Raising of individual sites - Policy and procedure
Council’s planning policy in relation to raising of sites is being reviewed and
will be finalised in the new County Development Plan.
Disability Access Update
Senior Executive Engineer
Disability Access Certificates (DAC’s)
Fire Safety Update
Senior Executive Engineer
Questions and Answers