Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1129)

Gino Kenny

Question:

1129. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if funding has been provided for the construction of 69 units on Griffeen Avenue, Lucan, between Foxborough Lawn and Tor An Rí Walk, following Part 8 planning approval in April 2019 by South Dublin County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44368/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

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.