CIE propose palisade fence at Bayside Station

I have written to the planning Department opposing CIE’s proposal for a
palisade fence around the new station at Bayside.  I also raised
it at the Area Committee meeting. The letter is attached.

54, Páirc Éabhóra,
Beann Éadair,
Co. Bh.Á.C
4th March 2005
Mr. David O’Connor,
Director of Services,
Planning Department
Fingal County Council

Re: F03A/0623 Bayside Dart Station compliance submission

Mr. O’Connor, a chara,

refer to the above permission and the compliance submission made in
relation to it.  I would like to make the following points,
starting with the most significant problem with the submission:

proposal to surround the car park and landscaped area with a palisade
fence is entirely unacceptable and entirely inconsistent with the open
character of Bayside, the treatment of other parking in the area, and
residential amenity.  There should be no fence around this
area.  This proposed palisade fencing would be a significant
addition to the permission originally applied for and including it in
the current permission would be ultra vires the Council. 
Part of the area in question is designated in the planning permission
for Sutton Park as “private open space” (see Folio number

I note that cycle parking is
proposed.  In line with best practice as this is long-term parking
for commuters and other passengers, it should be covered from the
rain.  Additionally, and this is something I was unable to check
as the full file was not available yesterday, it should be in a
location where it is visible to the staff working in the station.

relation to the underpass, I note IÉ accepts that it is a public right
of way.  It may be appropriate to address some of the issues
relating to it in tandem with the development of community facilities
on the adjacent Brickfields site, which is the subject of discussion
between the Community Department and local organisations.

Is mise, le meas,

David Healy
Green Councillor for Howth Ward