Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Questions (775)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

775. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of an action (details supplied) under the Action Plan for Rural Development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37114/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018 was published on 9 August 2018. Included in the provisions is the power for local authorities to introduce rates waiver (alleviation) schemes to support the implementation of policy objectives, including objectives contained in national planning policies, Development Plans, Local Area Plans and Local Economic and Community Plans. Rural regeneration and development objectives are included in national planning policies and local authority plans.

I intend to seek time in the forthcoming Oireachtas session to have the Bill proceed through the Oireachtas as efficiently as possible.