Subsequent to agreement at the Area Committee in 2015, the Council is now working on a design to link the promenade at Claremont Beach to Claremont Road, including renovating the public toilets at the beach.
This was the report to today’s meeting:
Howth Malahide Area Committee (Services A – Operational Matters)
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Councillor D. Healy – Fingal Coastal Way- Howth to Baldoyle. AI036624
“That the Chief Executive report on progress in relation to the following motion agreed at this Area Committee in April 2015:
“That the Chief Executive, as part of the Fingal Coastal Way, bring forward a plan for a pedestrian and cycle route from the West Pier along Claremont Beach promenade then by means of a boardwalk or other structure to join Claremont Road at the level crossing, continue along the right-of-way between the two sections of Claremont Road, follow Burrow Road to the level crossing and go down the right-of-way between Lauder’s Lane and also go behind Sutton railway station to link up with Baldoyle Promenade (thereby avoiding two level crossings), and that the possibilities for related improvements to the amenity of Claremont Beach including renovation/replacement of the public toilets provision of improved lifeguard facilities be included in this plan.”
Operations Department has employed a Consulting Engineering firm to carry out the following at Claremont Beach:
• A preliminary design and visualisation, with costs, for a boardwalk from the public toilet west, as far as Claremont Road.
• Outline design and costs for the foul water drainage of the public toilet. At present there is no foul drainage for the public toilet; tunnelling under the railway may be feasible.
• Advise on the rehabilitation of the public toilet (it is currently in a poor state of repair).
The Consulting Engineer’s Report is expected shortly and when to hand can be discussed with Committee members.
Arising from the report, the Committee agreed to my motion that the funding for this work be included in the Capital Programme.