Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (102)

Shane Cassells


102. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of social homes it is planned to develop in conjunction with Meath County Council in the full and total land bank of State owned lands at Farganstown, Navan, County Meath. [4544/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department approved overall funding of €5.68 million for Meath County Council, under the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), for the provision of an access road at the site in Farganstown, Navan, Co. Meath. This will enable the construction of some 400 homes, both social and private, on the associated private and state owned sites.

My Department has approved further funding of €11.2 million for the construction of 42 social housing homes on the State owned site at Farganstown. In addition, there will be a further additional social housing return to the State in terms of the required Part V homes secured from the private site.

Meath County Council have confirmed that there is capacity to provide a further 1,200 housing units at Farganstown, which will be progressed once water and waste water infrastructure is in place post 2021. My Department will be rolling out phase 2 of the LIHAF scheme over the coming months. It will be open to Meath County Council to apply for further funding for the Farganstown site, in view of the infrastructural requirements arising for future development.