Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (237)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

240 Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of unfinished estates managed by the National Asset Management Agency and other banking institutions, including foreign banks, and if he will provide a breakdown by category 1-4; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35864/12]

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

Data on the quantity, location and nature of housing developments managed by the National Asset Management Agency are matters for that agency and are not within the remit of my Department. However, my Department understands that, while there is no overall figure covering all categories of such unfinished developments, the following outlines the current situation regarding Category 3 and 4 developments:

Category

No. of Developments

Category 3:

137 developments

Category 4:

29 developments

Total:

166 developments

Data regarding Unfinished Housing Developments under the direct control of banks, including foreign banks, change on a daily basis depending on the financial status of insolvent developers. The data on these estates are not reported to my Department and are therefore unavailable.

The National Housing Development Survey 2012, which my Department is currently carrying out, will provide a more complete picture of all unfinished housing development sites across all categories.