Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (609)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

609. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of new builds undertaken by public bodies and or local authorities by county in tabular form to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49815/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

A strong social housing construction pipeline is in place, details of which are set out in the Social Housing Construction Status Report which is updated and published on a quarterly basis. The report covering the period up to end Quarter 2 of 2019, is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q2-2019-2/. The information is provided by each local authority area and it is updated and published on a quarterly basis. Information relating to delivery in Quarter 3 of 2019 will be published shortly.

The report published in respect of Quarter 2 reflected an increase in the scale of the social housing build programme under Rebuilding Ireland, with over 1,500 schemes (or phases of schemes) in place, delivering over 22,000 new social housing homes. Of this total, over 7,300 new homes have already been delivered up to Quarter 2 of 2019, while over 6,400 additional new homes were under construction. A further 2,700 homes were at the final pre-construction stage and the remainder were progressing through the various stages of planning, design and procurement.

Details of the number of social housing construction completions in each local authority area, are available on my Department's website at the following link www.housing.gov.ie/node/6338.