Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1296)

Frank Feighan

Question:

1296. Deputy Frankie Feighan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will take action at Departmental level to enable Sligo County Council to extend the current contract of works currently under way in Sligo town to upgrade O’Connell Street, the urban centre of Sligo and its public realm under Project Ireland 2040 and the urban regeneration fund; if he will take action to allow the council to permit the contractors currently on site to complete these new works on adjoining streets which are set to be upgraded in 2020 through funding from his Department which will ensure that business disruption is kept to a minimum (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5056/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In June 2018, as part of the first tranche of approvals under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, Sligo County Council was approved a provisional allocation of €1,236,000 in respect of its planned O’Connell Street Enhancement project.

While my Department works closely with applicants on the development of their projects, the advancement and completion of each URDF-supported project, including the planning, procurement and timing of related capital works, remains a matter for the contracting authority, in this case Sligo County Council.