Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1956)

Éamon Ó Cuív


1956. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when a decision will be made on a stage 1 approval for a housing project (details supplied) submitted to his Department on 1 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35480/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In December 2016, my Department issued Stage 1 approval for the acquisition and refurbishment of the housing project referred to by the Deputy, with an approved budget of €1.175m. The scope of the project has since been altered by the Approved Housing Body and a revised Capital Appraisal (Stage 1) was received, initially in January 2019, with further options also being provided since then. The revised project is showing substantial cost increases from the initial budget approval and my Department is liaising with Galway County Council in this regard.