Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1353)

Brendan Ryan


1353. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 646 of 5 February 2019, if approval has issued to appoint a consultant to bring the proposed second bridge in Celbridge, County Kildare, from concept through to design and tender stage; the initial technical or preparatory work Kildare County Council been approved to proceed with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12713/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The advancement of this project through its various stages of development is, in the first instance, a matter for Kildare County Council. The provisional funding amount of €400,000 from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) has been allocated to support the Council’s initial technical and preparatory work on this project.

My Department met with officials from Kildare County Council in February to discuss the details and the advancement of this and its other successful proposals, and will be writing to the Council shortly to outline the terms and conditions of URDF support.