Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Questions (84)

Catherine Connolly


84. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 130 of 19 January 2017, the status of the plan to build 73 new units in Ballyburke, Galway city; the number of units that have been completed; the number of units due to be completed in 2018; when the development projected will be fully completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19830/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Social Housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme involves an investment with a capital value of €300 million, with the aim of delivering 1,500 social housing units in total, via three bundles.

The Ballyburke site is part of the second bundle, comprising eight PPP sites in total, which will provide over 450 units. Three of the sites are located in the Cork County Council area, with one each in the Galway City Council, Waterford City & County Council, and Clare, Kildare and Roscommon County Council areas.

There are currently 74 housing units planned for the Ballyburke site. These are made up of 33 two-beds units, 39 three-bed units and 2 four-bed units. Detailed design work has been completed for these units and a Part 8 planning decision on the site is expected to be made at a meeting of Galway City Council next month.

In line with the scheduled programme for this bundle of PPP sites, it is expected that shortlisting of prospective tenderers will be undertaken in July, which will allow the project to move to the next phase. I expect that construction of the housing units on this site will commence in 2019, with completion in 2020.