Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (223)

Gerald Nash

Question:

223. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when he will decide on the funding of the Drogheda northern port access route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2706/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Seventy six proposals were received under Call 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), with every local authority submitting at least one application for URDF support. The proposal in question is one of two proposals submitted by Louth County Council.

The assessment process for proposals received under Call 2 is nearing completion, and I intend to soon announce a new tranche of URDF supported proposals, which will augment the existing pipeline of projects from Call 1 and contribute to the achievement of Programme for Government commitments and the objectives of the National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040.