Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (700)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

700. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of social and affordable homes built in County Cavan in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and the number of social and affordable homes that are planned to be built in the county up until 2022. [27996/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Data in relation to social housing delivery, including build data, across all local authorities, for the period 2016 to end March 2019 are published on my Department's website at the following link: 

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision .

My Department also publishes comprehensive status reports on a quarterly basis of all social housing construction schemes for all local authority areas. The most recent of these reports covers the period up to the end of March 2019, and contains information on the progress of over 20,300 new social housing homes, which are currently approved and progressing through planning, design and construction, as well as homes delivered to end March 2019.

The report shows that Cavan County Council, and the Approved Housing Bodies they are working with, have a social housing construction programme of 25 projects or schemes already complete or at planning, design, tender or construction stage, which will deliver 170 homes when complete. This report can be found at the following link http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q1-2019/.

National social housing delivery targets have been set under Rebuilding Ireland out to 2021. The 2019 build targets along with 2018-2021 overall social housing targets on a local authority basis, across all delivery streams under Rebuilding Ireland, can be found on my Department's website at the following link:  http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/ .

While the delivery of affordable housing is being supported through the Serviced Sites Fund in those parts of the country which have an identified affordability issue on the basis of assessments carried out by local authorities, those areas do not include County Cavan.