Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (49)

Micheál Martin

Question:

49. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide details of the mechanism for the use of a new unfinished estate fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44862/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I intend to develop a fund for the resolution of certain unfinished housing developments that have not been possible to resolve up to this point. The precise criteria under which the fund will be disbursed are currently being developed and will be finalised shortly. However, I envisage that the fund will operate in a carefully targeted and evidence led fashion to aid the resolution of occupied developments and in a way that will stimulate more significant investment by the owners of these developments, including generating additional employment through the resolution works.