In March 2019, my Department received a proposal from South Dublin County Council for the construction of 74 homes at the above site. As the estimated cost of the scheme is expected to exceed €20 million, the local authority, as the Sponsoring Agency, is required to submit a Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) in line with the Public Spending Code, prior to receiving approval in principle to proceed with the project. It is understood from the Council that a revised scheme to provide 69 homes at the site, has received Part 8 planning approval.
According to the Council, the CEA is currently being finalised and will be submitted to the Department shortly. On receipt of the CEA, my Department will assess the documentation, in conjunction with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with a view to issuing funding approval at the earliest opportunity.