Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (375)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

375. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of new builds by local authorities that will be supported by funding from his Department this year; the total expenditure by his Department for new builds; and the local authorities that will receive departmental funding to build new housing units in their administrative areas. [24189/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

This year it is intended that in the region of 6,000 additional social housing units will be delivered across all social housing supply routes including local authority and voluntary housing construction and retrofitting programmes, the Rental Accommodation Scheme and the Social Housing Leasing initiative.

I have already, this year, indicated a return to modest levels of new social housing construction. In March 2014 I announced the approval of some 56 social housing construction projects with an overall value of over €68 million under the Local Authority housing construction programme for 2014-2015. This new construction programme will deliver some 450 new units of accommodation for people on the housing waiting list. Projects were selected for approval on the basis of the proposals submitted to my Department by the local authorities, the relative priority afforded to each of these projects and the overall level of housing need locally.

Last month I announced details of a €46 million investment in voluntary housing which, over the next two years, will see the delivery of some 350 special needs housing units, of which 216 will be new build at a cost of some €25 million. Under the national Regeneration Programme, some €70 million is being invested this year in the refurbishment of houses and the construction of replacement homes. Around 350 new housing starts are anticipated up to end 2015.

Details of the funding being provided to individual authorities under the €68m investment in the local authority construction programme for the period 2014-2015 are set out in the following table:

Local Authority

Project Location

No. of Units

Amount allocated

Cork City Council

5/6 Shandon Street and 6A & 9 John Philpott Curran Street.

8

1,200,000

  -

Gerald Griffin Street / Burkes Avenue

23

3,910,000

Dublin City Council

Buttercup, Darndale

35

7,900,000

  -

Ballybough, Dublin

9

2,500,000

DunLaoghaire / Rathdown County Council

Cromleich Close, Kilternan, Co. Dublin

15

2,578,807

  -

Clontribit House, Blackrock

2

550,000

Fingal County Council

Glasmore Rd, Swords

12

2,000,000

 

Cappagh, Finglas

27

2,750,000

South Dublin County Council

Belgard Road, Tallaght

3

600,000

  -

St Finians, Lucan

2

461,175

  -

Suncroft, Tallaght

10

2,345,571

Galway City Council

Allocation of €2.5m for proposed construction projects at various locations

15

2,500,000

Carlow County Council

Maryborough St, Carlow

5

800,000

  -

Infill at Main Street, Borris, Carlow

6

1,000,000

Cavan County Council

Mullagh, Co. Cavan

7

660,000

Clare County Council

Glaise na Rinne, Shannon

6

1,250,000

Cork County Council

Oliver Plunkett Hill, Fermoy

11

2,090,000

Donegal County Council

4 SRDs at Various Locations

4

560,000

  -

Glendale Drive, Letterkenny.

6

850,853

Galway County Council

SRDs; 2 in Kinvara and 1 in Connemara

3

420,000

Kerry County Council

Park, Killarney

8

1,079,768

  -

Special Needs House in Listowel

1

160,000

  -

2 SRDs - South and West Kerry

2

260,000

  -

Bill Kennerk Road, Tralee

2

300,000

Kildare County Council

Kilcock, Kildare

20

3,000,000

  -

Replace 10 derelict units in Athy

10

833,000

Kilkenny County Council

Gaol Road, Kilkenny City

10

1,500,000

Laois County Council

Clodiagh Way, Tullamore Rd., Clonaslee

6

750,000

Leitrim County Council

Nil

 

 

Limerick City Council

Hasset Villas, Thomondgate

3

450,000

  -

Kilmurray Court, Garryowen

6

900,000

  -

Infill @ Clare Street

6

1,000,000

Limerick County Council

Allocation of €2m for construction projects at various locations.

12

2,000,000

Louth County Council

The Mell, Boice Court, Drogheda (Phs 2)

18

2,780,371

  -

Woodlands, Dunleer.

6

360,000

Mayo County Council

Infill site at Roches Tce., Ballina.

5

229,160

  -

4 SRDs at various locations.

4

605,720

  -

2 Special Needs Extensions

2

140,000

Meath County Council

Bettystown, Meath

18

2,600,000

  -

St Brigids Villas, Navan. Demolition and rebuild.

5

600,000

Monaghan County Council

37-44 Oliver Plunket Park, Castleblayney

8

1,000,000

Offaly County Council

Clonminch, Tullamore

4

850,000

Roscommon County Council

Mullymux, Roscommon

1

147,625

Sligo County Council

Fr Flanagan Tce

12

1,800,000

Tipperary North County Council

Ashbury, Roscrea

12

1,100,000

Tipperary South County Council

Demolish and Rebuild 2 houses @ Poulamaleen Faugheen and Lower Ballingarry.

2

437,000

Waterford County Council

Former Ormond Cinema site, O'Connell Street, Dungarvan

15

1,500,000

Waterford City Council

Demolition and Rebuild Doyle Street & Hennessy Road

6

825,000

Westmeath County Council

Infill @ Ennell Court, Mullingar

4

588,000

  -

SRD at Harbour Rd, Kilbeggan

1

100,000

  -

Grange Crescent Mullingar

2

280,000

Wexford County Council

10 units ( including 3 Special Needs) at Riverchapel, Gorey.

10

1,500,000

  -

8 units (including 5 Special Needs) at Shana Court Wexford

8

1,200,000

  -

Francis Street, Wexford

1

70,000

Wicklow County Council

1 Special Needs Unit at Roundwood

1

180,000

  -

1 Special Needs Unit at Ard Na Greine Bray

1

60,000

  -

Emoclew, Arklow (Phase 2)

8

540,000

OVERALL TOTAL

  -

449

68,652,050