Proposed Renewal of B.I.D. (Business Improvement District) Scheme

Closed 30 Nov 2018

Opened 30 Oct 2018

Overview

Proposed Renewal of B.I.D. (Business Improvement District) Scheme

Local Government Act 2001 as amended by the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006

A proposal to renew the Business Improvement District Scheme (B.I.D.) has been received from the BID DL Company Limited by Guarantee. The current B.I.D. scheme will expire on 31st March, 2019.

The purpose of the Business Improvement District is to enable ratepayers within the boundaries of the proposed B.I.D. to draw up a scheme of projects, services and works which are additional to those provided by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and are carried out for the benefit of the B.I.D.

If the Local Authority approves the proposal to renew the scheme, having first conducted a plebiscite of local ratepayers, the B.I.D. scheme will continue for a further five years, commencing on 1st April, 2019. The scheme will be financed by an annual B.I.D. contribution levy imposed on and collected from ratepayers of rateable property within the proposed Business Improvement District.

The key objective of the B.I.D. renewal scheme is to develop and implement a series of new and additional initiatives that are designed to promote and improve the business environment within the B.I.D. boundary in which the ratepayers operate their businesses. It is also intended to improve the image of Dún Laoghaire town from the perspective of new businesses and improve the quality of experience for residents and workers in the B.I.D.

The B.I.D. renewal proposal and map of the area may be inspected and/or purchased (price €5) at the Civic Hub, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire and at the Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum at any time while the offices are open for the transaction of official business (excluding weekends and Bank holidays).  The B.I.D. proposal and map is also available on www.dlrcoco.ie.

Why We Are Consulting

Where a proposal for a business improvement district scheme is received by a local authority the legislation requires that the local authority engage in a public consultation process and invite submissions and comments from the public in relation to the proposed scheme.  A report on the submissions received is then prepared by the local authority and that report, together with details of the submissions received, is made available to the bid scheme proponents and is also presented to the Elected Members at a meeting of the Council. Based on the submissions received a decision is then made on whether to proceed with the proposed bid scheme to a plebiscite of ratepayers within the proposed bid scheme area.

Areas

  • Dun Laoghaire Electoral Area

Audiences

  • All Stakeholders

Interests

  • Plebiscites