Dublin Airport operator, DAA, is offering a new bid to install a new paid drop-off and drop-off area at the nation’s busiest airport.
It follows revised accommodation plans with Fingal County Council to install infrastructure and change internal roadworks at Dublin Airport to allow the scheme to move forward.
The airport operator’s move comes after the Fingal County Council denied planning permission in February to implement an earlier layout intended to facilitate the new paid drop-off and pick-up area.
Instead of appealing this decision to An Bord Pleanála, the daa designers went back to the drawing board to produce the revised plans.
In response to the earlier plan, Ryanair submitted an objection to its consultants, BMA Planning arguing that the proposals would have a negative impact on the customer experience and would have an additional financial cost to passengers.
The operation of the paid pick-up and drop-off area is based on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras with plates reading at entry and exit and fees are determined by the time the driver spends in the drop-off area.
The daa’s planning advisors state that the new system will result in more efficient exit and access arrangements at T1 and T2.
Coakley O’Neill Town Planning claims the proposals will lead to more coordinated, controlled and efficient management of passenger drop-off and pick-up.
The consultants report says the proposed development will not have any negative impact on parking, bus operations, pedestrians or cyclists.
The report further notes that no significant impacts on the existing transport network are expected as a result of the proposed development.
The report claims that the proposed development will contribute to improving the efficiency of ground operations, especially traffic.
In the revised scheme, the Department of Supportive Assistance addressed the two reasons for rejecting the earlier scheme including the associated long-term parking loss.
Planning documents submitted with the new scheme state that the new scheme will result in a net increase of 39 parking spaces in the long term.
A decision on the application is scheduled for November.
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