Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1735)

Éamon Ó Cuív


1735. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when a decision will be made on applications under the town and village renewal scheme in 2019; when works approved will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34912/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I launched the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme on 16th April last and Local Authorities were invited to submit up to 12 applications to my Department for consideration under the scheme. The closing date for receipt of applications was 28th June.

Over 300 applications for funding were received from the Local Authorities. My officials are currently assessing all of the applications received and decisions on the successful applications will be made when the assessment process is fully completed.

In general, projects that are allocated funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme take 12-18 months to complete from the date of commencement.