• Cllr Brian Dennehy

Public Lighting Covering the Walking/Running Track Kenure Park, Rush

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

[Services A – Operational Matters]

Thursday, 10th January 2019

ITEM NO. 46



Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy

“That this Committee calls upon the Chief Executive to allocate the appropriate

funding from Planning Permission F16A/0024 “Kenure Gate” Park Road, Rush

where €102,713.00 was to be paid by the Developer prior to commencement of

works in lieu of provision 0.175ha public open space on site allocated towards

providing public lighting covering the walking/running track in the adjacent

Kenure Park. The lighting will allow both the new residents of Kenure Gate and

residents of Rush maximum usage of the Park all year round and will bring a

further addition in providing safety measures with the additional lighting in the

park. In light of the lack of green space provided by the new development the

compensation of the lighting to the town of Rush is an appropriate

compensation considering the additional usage the new estate will bring to the

Park.”

Report:

The desire for public lighting at Kenure Woods Park has been proposed several

times over the last 3 years. It is an extremely complicated site to provide

additional public lighting columns due to the existing mature trees, and the

undulating and winding nature of the newly installed paths. The Operations

Department recently carried out a feasibility study with approved lighting

contractors to examine this proposal in more detail.

Unfortunately Fingal County Council has been advised that it is not feasible to

install lighting on the new perimeter sections of the new paths, largely due to the

undulating nature of the paths in quite a restricted work area. The Operations

Department is exploring the options of installing a similar path system in

another adjacent area of public open space that will be suitable for the inclusion

of public lighting.

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