Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (219)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

219. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the progress by the Land Development Agency, LDA, on developing social and affordable housing on lands at Shanganagh Castle, Shankill, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2664/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Land Development Agency (LDA) was established on an interim basis in September 2018, by way of an Establishment Order made under the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971, pending the enactment of primary legislation when it will be established as a commercial State agency.

In partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the LDA have been granted planning permission for the development of 597 homes on a 17.8 acre site in Shanganagh. It is intended that approximately 34% of the units in this development will be for social housing, 51% will be cost rental and 15% will be for affordable purchase.

It is expected that construction will start on this site by mid- 2021.

As with all State bodies operating under the aegis of my Department, arrangements have been put in place by the LDA through which Oireachtas members can request information directly from the Agency in relation to operational matters - in this regard, the LDA may be contacted directly at oireachtas@lda.ie.