Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (116)

Eamon Ryan


116. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to approve mixed social and cost-rental housing on land (details supplied); the way in which it would be funded; and the timeline for delivery of such developments. [16390/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is currently working with the National Development Finance Agency in relation to modelling a number of development scenarios for the site at Shanganagh. This exercise is comparing and contrasting the different potential approaches, as required by the Public Spending Code.

The site at Shanganagh has the potential to deliver some 600 homes. It is the intention to provide a mix of social and affordable housing on the site, but the exact mix, including the extent of any cost-rental component, has yet to be determined.

This site is also part of a Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) project for Woodbrook, Shanganagh. Funding of €4.16m has been approved for road infrastructure improvements, of which €3.12m (or 75%) is Exchequer funding, with the balance being funded by the local authority.

The Land Development Agency is currently working on a delivery plan for the site, including financing, which will be presented for decision by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s elected members later this year. It should be noted that any plan regarding the development of the site is ultimately a matter for the local authority. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has notified my Department of its intention to seek funding for the Shanganagh site under the Serviced Sites Fund; any application in this regard will be considered carefully.

Question No. 117 answered with Question No. 68.