Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (141)

Michael P. Kitt

Question:

141. Deputy Michael P. Kitt asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will make funding available to the North Tipperary County Council for the provision of social housing (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21601/13]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Environment)

In June 2012, my Department invited each City and County Council to submit proposals for the purchase or construction of new social housing units over the period 2012 – 2014 based on priority and need. North Tipperary County Council submitted twenty nine proposals in relation to the purchase of houses at various locations within the county and listed twelve construction projects for consideration of funding. Based on the priority afforded to the proposals by the Council, approval issued in July 2012 for the purchase of two housing units at a cost of €390,000 and the construction of two units in Borrisoleigh at a cost of €326,517. A project at Coalbrook Developments, Ashbury, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary was not listed in the proposals submitted by North Tipperary County Council. It will be a matter for the Council to submit a proposal under any future call for proposals for the purchase or construction of properties.