• Councillors approve two variations to Fingal Development Plan

    Councillors at yesterday’s meeting of Fingal County Council approved two variations to the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023.

    They passed, by 32 votes to seven, Variation No.2 which aligns the Fingal Development Plan 2017 – 2023 with the National Planning Framework (NFP) and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).  The making of Variation No. 2 results in amendments to the Core Strategy and associated tables in the written statement and amendments to text and objectives/policies throughout the written statement to refer to the National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.

    Variation No. 3 was unanimously agreed. It will vary the Development Plan 2017 – 2023 and remove the indicative line of the N3 – N4 Barnhill to Leixlip Interchange road proposal which had been shown on Sheet 13, Blanchardstown South.

    Councillors also approved, under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), the Church Fields Link Road & Cycle Network in Tyrrelstown.

    Cllr Cathal Boland (Independent) was nominated to the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education Training Board.

    The meeting, which was attended by 39 councillors, was held in the National Show Centre, Cloghran, in order to adhere to public health guidelines and facilitate social distancing. Before the meeting a minute’s silence was observed in memory of all those who have died during the last few months.

    Councillors also agreed the Fingal Community Response to Covid - 19 Funding Scheme; Community Activity and Arts Grants; Artists Grants Support Scheme 2020;

    Annual Report 2019; Annual Financial Statement 2019; Schedule of Uncollected Rates for year ended 31st December, 2019; and Parking Bye-laws.

    A Declaration of Roads for Orchard View, Beaverstown, Donabate, was also agreed along with the granting of Wayleave across the M1 and Bremore, Balbriggan, to Irish Water.