Dublin airport operator, daa, is making a fresh bid to install a new paid drop-off and pick-up zone at the country's busiest airport.
This follows daa lodging revised plans with Fingal County Council to install the infrastructure and change the internal roadwork at Dublin airport to allow the scheme proceed.
The airport operator’s move follows Fingal County Council refusing planning permission in February for a previous planning application aimed at facilitating the new paid drop off and pick up zone.
Instead of appealing that decision to An Bord Pleanála, daa’s designers went back to the drawing board to produce the revised plans.
In response to the previous plan, Ryanair lodged an objection with its consultants, BMA Planning arguing that the proposals would have a negative impact on customer experience and have an additional financial cost on passengers.
The operation of the paid drop off and pick up zone is based on Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras with plates read at entry and exit and the charge is dictated by the time spent by the driver in the drop off zone.
Planning consultants for daa state that the new scheme will result in more efficient egress and access arrangements at T1 and T2.
Coakley O'Neill Town Planning claim that the proposals will result in a more co-ordinated, controlled and efficient management of passenger drop off and pick up.
The report by the consultants says that the proposed development will not have an adverse on parking, bus operations, pedestrians or cyclists.
The report further states that no overall significant impacts on the existing transport network are anticipated as a result of the proposed development.
The report claims that the proposed development will contribute towards improved efficiency of land-side operations, especially the movement of traffic.
In the revised scheme, daa has addressed the two reasons for refusal for the previous scheme including the associated loss of long term car-parking.
Planning documentation lodged with the new scheme states that the new scheme will result in a net increase of 39 long term car-parking spaces.
A decision is due on the application in November.