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Derelict Sites

Dáil Éireann Debate, Friday - 6 September 2019

Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1917)

Eoin Ó Broin


1917. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount paid each month during the period 30 January 2015 to June 2016 by the owners of a derelict site (details supplied) to Galway City Council in respect of the standard annual 3% levy on derelict sites; the amount paid each month during the same period by the owners in fines for non-compliance with notices to carry out works to render the property non-derelict; if the derelict site levy and fines are still being paid; the works carried out by the site owners to render the site non-derelict since the property was added to the derelict sites register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34767/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The information requested by the Deputy is not collected by my Department.

Under section 8 (Part II) of the Derelict Sites Act 1990, each planning authority is required to maintain a register of derelict sites, including derelict houses and structures, in their respective functional areas and to have it available for inspection at its offices during office hours. In addition, some planning authorities publish their register online, although this is not required by statute. The register is required to contain the following information:(a) particulars of any land in their functional area which, in their opinion, is a derelict site,(b) the name and address of each owner and occupier, where these can be ascertained by reasonable enquiry,(c) particulars of any action taken by the local authority under this Act or under any other enactment in relation to the site,(d) in the case of land owned or occupied by a local authority, particulars of the use, if any, which is being made of the land and particulars of any purpose for which the land is intended to be used,(e) particulars of the market value of urban land as determined by the local authority, or by the Valuation Tribunal on appeal, in accordance with the provisions of section 22, and(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed.

The specific information requested in relation to the site concerned can be obtained by contacting Galway City Council at