Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (988)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

988. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 678 of 21 May 2019, the level of related URDF funding demands expected to arise for 2019 and beyond in relation to the Celbridge southern relief road and second Liffey crossing proposal; the purpose of each tranche of funding in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24016/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In 2018, bids were invited from public bodies for funding  support from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) either  under Category A, for projects that were proposed as being ready to be initiated, or under Category B, as projects that required further consideration and development.

On 26 November 2018, initial URDF support of €100 million was provisionally allocated to a total of 88 projects throughout the country under the first call for proposals. 

As part of this first tranche of approvals, Kildare County Council was allocated URDF support of €400,000 towards its Category B proposal to progress the technical and preparatory element of the Celbridge Southern Relief Road and Second Liffey Crossing.

The advancement and completion of this Category B project is, in the first instance, a matter for Kildare County Council.  It will also be a matter for the Council to consider the advancement of subsequent elements of the wider project, and whether additional funding support should be sought for them under a future URDF call for proposals.