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Land Development Agency

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 February 2019

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Questions (636)

Robert Troy


636. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the land and property to be transferred to the Land Development Agency in tabular form; the lands which have been transferred to date; and the timeframe for the remaining lands identified. [9134/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

On establishment, the Land Development Agency had access to an initial tranche of 8 sites – listed below - that have delivery potential for 3,000 new homes.


Initial Site List


Central Mental Hospital site, Dundrum


Hampton, Balbriggan


Hacketstown, Skerries


Devoy Barracks, Naas


Former Meath Hospital, Dublin City Centre


St. Kevin's Hospital, Cork


Columb Barracks, Mullingar


Dyke Road, Galway

The LDA is in the process of advancing agreements with various State bodies in relation to these sites, including the Housing Agency, the Office of Public Works, the Department of Health, the HSE and the Department of Defence. It should be noted that the LDA has commenced preparatory professional work on each of the eight sites listed above and that the transfer process will not impact the ultimate delivery on those lands.

The LDA is also engaging with Government Departments and Semi-State bodies in relation to assessing a number of other potential development land opportunities. To aid with this process, all Government Departments were requested, in respect of lands owned directly and by agencies under their aegis, to identify additional lands over and above the initial tranche of eight sites published when the Agency was launched. Analysis in relation to these additional opportunities and discussions with land-owning bodies is ongoing.