Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (231)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

234 Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if an estate (details supplied) in County Cork is included in the list of 770 developments of site resolution plans by local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35758/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

Details of individual Site Resolution Plans (SRPs) are maintained by the local authorities concerned and my Department does not collate information in this regard.

SRPs are a key tool in resolving issues associated with unfinished housing developments. Such plans enable developers to work with local authorities, financial institutions, NAMA and residents in determining how best to pursue resolution of problematic sites. The process also entails working with stakeholders in identifying the best long-term solution for developments in terms of their configuration, use of vacant buildings and ownership. Such solutions should also take account of the best interests of residents.The first Annual Progress Report of the NCC, published by my Department on 5 July, confirmed that, through the use of the SRP process, 211 estates have now been completed and issues are now resolved. On a further 523 estates, plans are now in place and in many of these cases work has commenced and significant progress will be achieved over the coming months. I anticipate that this progress will be reflected in the 2012 National Housing Development Survey now underway.