Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (374)

Maurice Quinlivan


374. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason for the delay in the construction of housing at Cosgrave Park, Moyross, Limerick city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38660/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The detailed advancement of housing and other works under the Limerick Regeneration programme is a matter in the first instance for Limerick City and County Council.

The Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (LRFIP) published in 2013, heralded a move away from demolitions and towards a prioritisation of the refurbishment option along with the delivery of some targeted, high quality, new housing construction with a continued focus on community and economic supports. This has resulted in the completion of several projects to date in the area.

Regeneration projects are multi-faceted and complex which can cause delays to progress. My Department continues to work with the Council in order to progress the programme as expeditiously as possible. Many projects are at various stages of the approval process and a number of projects will go on site in the coming months.

The LRFIP runs until 2023 and it is envisaged that there will be projects ongoing until this date.