The motions to the draft Dublin Airport Masterplan, to be discussed on 12th June have been released.
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
MONDAY, 12th JUNE, 2006
MOTIONS TO DRAFT DUBLIN AIRPORT MASTERPLAN
(LOCAL AREA PLAN)
1. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That the draft Masterplan be rejected and the Manager draft a new version which is to be based on
a) no increase in the impact of aviation through Dublin Airport on noise for residents
b) no increase in the impact of aviation through Dublin Airport on the climate,
c) no increase in the area of land sterilised or blighted by noise and safety zones associated with the Airport.”
2. Motion: Councillor T. Kelleher
“That the plan be rejected until it is clear what provision is made for the natural growth of St. Margaret’s Community in terms of housing, infrastructure and amenities.”
3. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle
“Add the following objective to the Masterplan:
“ To carry out a Health Impact Assessment on the proposed new runway and expansion of Dublin Airport prior to the implementation of the Masterplan.”
4. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That the references in the text and maps of the draft Masterplan to the Blanchardstown/Baldoyle Airport Road be deleted.”
5. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That all references in the text and maps of the draft Masterplan to the provision of a terminal accessed from the west of the airport, associated zoinings and roads be deleted.”
6. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That all references in the text and maps of the draft Masterplan to the provision of another runway at the airport be deleted.”
7. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That given the impact of aviation on local residents and the climate, and in the absence of a national aviation policy, it is not the policy of Fingal County Council to facilitate further growth in aviation through Dublin Airport, and that the draft Masterplan be amended accordingly.”
8. Motion: Councillor D. Healy
“That the following be included in the draft Local Area Plan:
Fingal County Council is committed as a priority to encouraging more sustainable development through energy end use efficiency, and increasing the use of renewable energy, in all new building projects in the designated area within the Masterplan.
It will achieve this by:
• Encouraging responsible environmental management in construction
• Promoting sustainable approaches to housing developments by spatial planning, layout, design and detailed specification
• Ensuring high standards of energy efficiency in all housing developments under its remit, and encouraging developers, owners, and tenants to improve the environmental performance of the building stock, including the deployment of renewable energy
• For housing, specifically applying an improvement of 60% relative to prevailing norms as represented by the Building Regulations Part L
• For other buildings, specifically applying an improvement of 60% relative to prevailing norms as represented by the Building Regulations Part L
• Anticipating the operational implementation of the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) by encouraging the energy rating and labelling of building energy performance, so as to give visible recognition to such improvements.
The specific approach proposed for developers is to set a target, accompanied by a menu of design and technology options, including renewable energy technologies, as a means of offering flexibility towards meeting that target in the most technically and economically feasible manner on a case by case basis.
As an initial step towards achieving greater environment sustainability, Fingal County Council is proposing the introduction of a performance based CO2 Emissions Target (CET) for new buildings being constructed within the Masterplan.
All new buildings within the designated area will represent a significant improvement in energy and associated environmental performance relative to prevailing practice. The following conditions apply:
A collective reduction of at least 60% in CO2 emissions deriving from total energy usage (space heating, water heating, lighting, other) arising from all services within the development, relative to a baseline of existing regulatory and design practice. This initial baseline of comparison is to be represented by the provisions of TGD L to the Building Regulations, 2006. In the absence of an official national methodology for determining the energy performance of non-domestic buildings, this calculation is to be carried out using a method compliant with the draft European Standard prEN 13790.
In meeting this CO2 performance target, the development shall include:
• A collective average reduction of at least 60% in energy consumption for all services , relative to the baseline of existing regulatory and design practice and using a methodology as outlined above; and
• A contribution of 30% by renewable energy supply systems to meet the collective energy requirements within the development.
To illustrate the above, using the Heat Energy Rating methodology, the baseline energy performance of new housing is typically 125 kWh/m2/year for space and water heating when constructed to the minimum requirements of Building Regulations, 2002, and using a boiler with a seasonal efficiency of 75%. This translates into a CO2 performance of 23.7 kg/m2/year using a gas fired heating system.
Fingal County Council requires that new housing developments should achieve a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions associated with space and water heating (i.e. to below 9.5 kg/m2/year), which must include a reduction in energy use for this purpose (i.e. to below 50 kWh/ m2/year) and a contribution of at least 30% by renewable energy systems to meet the collective space and water heating requirements within the development.
Menu of options
In pursuit of these targets, a strong menu of superior design and specification options will include the following:
• Site layout and associated bio-climatic/ passive solar design measures
• Enhanced levels of insulation in walls, roofs, floors, glazing and doors
• Reduced uncontrolled air infiltration losses
• Use of healthy and controllable ventilation systems
• Heat recovery systems
• Use of daylight
• Water conservation measures
• More sustainable building materials
• Improved heat generation appliance efficiency, e.g. condensing boilers
• Intelligent heating system configuration and time/ temperature/ zone/ function controls
• Efficient provision of domestic hot water
• Fuel switching to low or zero CO2 emitting fuels
• Energy efficient lighting systems
• Incorporation of renewable energy systems, e.g. active solar, heat pumps, biomass
• Provision of appropriate group or district heating systems.
• Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and controls
• Electrical energy use including motive power
• Efficient lighting systems and controls
• Building Energy Management Systems
• Occupancy controls
• Monitoring and Targeting systems
• Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
Other measures which can contribute to the energy efficiency and renewable energy targets can also be considered.
This menu approach enables specifiers and developers to adopt approaches which are responsive to site and client circumstances and constraints, and offers the flexibility to explore and employ different mixes of options on a case by case basis, to maximise technical and economic feasibility.
9. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“Add the following objective (ET2) to the Masterplan:
“Noise control of Engine testing will be carried out in sound controlled areas such as Noise Protection Hangars or Run-up Pens.”
10. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“It is an objective that all issues relating to environmental control managed by Fingal County Council (including air, noise, and water quality) will extend into all the area covered by the Masterplan.”
11. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“Bye-laws will be introduced for control of noise and Airlines fined for aircraft which exceed set noise levels.”
12. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“Under “Drainage and Utilities” add:
“The use of de-icing chemicals on aircraft will be carried out in controlled areas.”
13. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“Remove Objectives RW1 and TL2 for consideration until a full cost benefit analysis, as required by the Department of Finance Guidelines for investments by public bodies be carried out on the proposed runway with proper consideration of alternatives within Dublin Airport and elsewhere.”
14. Motion: Councillor C. Daly
“It is an objective of the MASTERPLAN that a full cost benefit analysis, as required by the Department of Finance Guidelines for investments by public bodies would be carried out on the proposed runway with proper consideration of alternatives within Dublin airport and elsewhere.”
15. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“Remove Objectives RW1 and TL2 for consideration until a national aviation policy evaluation is undertaken to determine where best our national airport infrastructure should be built in ways compatible with National Development Policy and National Spatial Strategy.”
16. Motion: Councillor P. Coyle.
“A study and analysis be carried out and a model produced to simulate ground movements on taxiways and aprons based on the proposed terminals and runway development set out in the Masterplan, given that there are serious grounds to believe that the Masterplan is technically unworkable.
17. Motion: Councillor C. Daly.
“It is an objective of the masterplan to require a study to be undertaken to simulate ground movements on taxiways and aprons based on the proposed terminals and runway development prior to any development taking place.”
18. Motion: Councillor C. Daly.
“The road network is indicative only. Any final route selection must be mindful of the impact on residents of St. Margarets, Kilreesk and Millhead and should be finalised only after dialogue locally with these residents.”
19. Motion: Councillor C. Daly.
“It is an objective of the MASTERPLAN to ensure that the heritage of St. Margarets is protected, in particular that preservation orders and any other protective measures are maintained on the following; St. Margarets’ Church and Parochial Hall, St. Brigids Well, the Mill in Sandyhills, Dunsaughley Castle, and St. Margarets’ graveyard.”
20. Motion: Councillor C. Daly.
“That the section on noise would be rewritten to include the following, “Accepted research shows that damage to children’s education occurs even with noise insulation. This damage occurs at low noise levels way beyond the so-called Outer Noise Zone. The only way to reduce this impact on thousands of young people and children in Swords, Malahide, Kinsealy and Portmarnock is to delete the runway proposal.”
21. Motion: Councillor C. Daly.
“It is an objective of Fingal County Council and the Dublin Airport Masterplan to require the government to undertake a National aviation policy evaluation to determine the optimum approach to developing national airport infrastructure in a manner which is compatible with National Development Policy and National Spatial Strategy.”
22. Motion: Councillor M. Kennedy
“That new roadways be constructed by National Roads Authority linking Baldoyle/Portmarnock and M2 Cherryhound to the Dublin Airport lands or alternatively that sufficient government funding be made available to Fingal County Council for the design and construction of these roads.”
23. Motion: Councillor T. Kelleher
“That the road running through the St. Margaret’s Sports complex be deleted from the map.”
24. Motion: Councillor T. Kelleher
“That the land within the St. Margaret’s Sport complex boundaries be designated for recreation and amenity purposes.”