Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (698)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

698. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by him; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed. [27885/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Details of the live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by my Department and the currently envisaged timeframe for completion of each, are set out in the table.

Title of live Study/Review/Research

Completion Timeline

Irish Affordable Cost Rental Housing Market (Being commissioned by the EIB/URBIS on behalf of the Department)

End 2019

Traveller Accommodation Expert Review

July 2019

Development of Cost Optimal Calculations and Gap Analysis for Directive 2010/31/EU on the European Performance of Buildings (Recast)

July 2019

Architectural Services - Standard Internal Dwelling Layouts

30/09/19

An Assessment of First Time Buyer Housing Affordability at the County Level.

(This research will be an output of the Department’s research collaboration agreement with the Economic and Social Research Institute.)

Quarter 3, 2019.

Irish House Price Sustainability: A County-Level Analysis

(This research will be an output of the Department’s research collaboration agreement with the Economic and Social Research Institute.)

Quarter 3, 2019.

Credit Access in the Irish Mortgage Market: Scoping the Role of Public Lending

(This research will be an output of the Department’s research collaboration agreement with the Economic and Social Research Institute.)

Quarter 3, 2019.

Value for Money Review of Homeless Services

Quarter 3, 2019.

Review of Social Housing Income Eligibility Thresholds

Timeline is dependent on the progress of other parallel initiatives on housing affordability.

Based on demographic projections to 2031,  an examination the potential of the following three settlement types to meet the housing and associated service needs of older people:

1. A small / medium sized town

2. A suburban area

3. An inner city /urban centre

Within each of the chosen locations map the:

1. Existing land use and ownership

2. Vacant sites and buildings

3. Existing housing

4. Existing and proposed infrastructure and services.

5. Any proposed new housing and other developments

6. Deliver proposals demonstrating the capacity of each of the areas to meet the future housing needs of older people.

[In conjunction with the Housing Agency, Fingal County Council, Meath County Council and Mayo County Council]

September 2019

A research project which will examine the housing circumstances and attitudes of households composed of homeowners

aged 55+. A particular focus will be the factors which might inhibit or encourage such households to seek properties better suited to their circumstances, typically, right-sizing.

[Co-funded by the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service and being undertaken by this Department and the Department of Finance.

September 2019

A baseline questionnaire to all Local Authorities to ascertain the steps they have taken to provide housing options for older people and the barriers they have met, if any, regarding same.

[In conjunction with Age Friendly Ireland]

September 2019

Periodic Critical Review of Valuation Tribunal

End 2019

Review of Schedules 3 and 4 of the Valuation Act (Valuation Act 2001)

End 2019

Local Authority Elected Members Role & Remuneration Review

 September 2019

Research into experiences of female councillors in the 2019 Local Elections

End 2019

Health Research Board Analysis of data on fire-related deaths using coronial data

September 2019

Marine Institute – Data Integration for Improved Spatial Analysis and Representation

July 2019

Marine Institute – Marine Spatial Planning Data Governance

July 2019

Marine Institute – Data prioritisation and collection for Spatial Representation

Quarter 1, 2020

Marine Institute – Assess and Map Marine Ecosystems Services 

Quarter 1, 2020

Marine Institute – Mapping the Potential Impacts of Climate Change

Quarter 1, 2020

Marine Institute – Best Practice on Modelling and Support Tools for Integrating Marine Spatial Data for Scientific and Technical Advisory Services

Quarter 1, 2020

Marine Institute – Development of Marine Invasive Species Surveillance Methods to Facilitate their Spatial Mapping in Irish Nearshore and Foreshore Waters and Benthic Habitats

Quarter 1, 2021

Determination of micro-litter content of 95 coastal sediment samples in support of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) implementation.

Quarter 2, 2020

A study of the population genetic structure of seals and the identification of appropriate MSFD parameters in Ireland

Quarter 4, 2020

Climate Adaptation Plan - Water services and water quality

Quarter 3, 2019

Shannon fish passage project at Ardnacrusha & Parteen

Quarter 2, 2020

Inland Fisheries Ireland inventory of barriers to fish migration

Quarter 3, 2021

Working Group on the review of wider investment needs relating to Rural Water Services. The review is being carried out in two Strands.

Strand 1 – Completed Q1 2019

Strand 2 – Preliminary Report: Q4 2019

Final Report: Q2 2020