Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (157)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

157. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding funding (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12074/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

This year I allocated some €5.777 million to Kerry County Council in respect of the various measures supported under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme. In July 2012, I approved €420,000 for the construction of rural houses in the county over the period 2012–2014 and this is reflected in the Council’s capital allocation for 2013. Given the existing high level of commitments under the housing programme it is not possible to approve additional construction projects at this time. Details of the amounts allocated under the various housing measures are set out in the following table:

Measure

2013 Allocation

Housing Projects*

€617,382

Capital Assistance Scheme Projects

€670,000

Regeneration (Tralee)

€4,000,000

Remedial Works Schemes

€120,487

Adaptations and Extensions

€76,811

Energy Retrofitting

€292,936

*Includes €400,000 for single rural dwellings

Questions Nos. 158 to 161, inclusive, answered with Question No. 155.