Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (386)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

386. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of planning permissions or alternative authority granted through local authorities for local authority housing in each of the past three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38694/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The granting, modification or refusal of local authorities ‘Own Development’ under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, is a reserved function of the elected members. I am specifically precluded from exercising any power or control in relation to any particular case with which a planning authority or the Board is or may be concerned.

My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on all social housing delivery activity including the delivery of local authority housing. This is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision

The provision of local authority housing and securing the necessary planning consent is a matter for each local authority and consequently the information requested by the Deputy is not collected by my Department.