Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (265)

Francis Noel Duffy

Question:

265. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the housing tenure mix for a Land Development Agency development (details supplied); the breakdown of private and affordable purchase, affordable, cost rental and social homes; the model of the agency for contracts with tenants; the way these tenancies are allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8051/21]

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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.

The LDA have advised my Department that the 28 acre site at Dundrum will deliver approximately 1,200 units. The tenure mix for this site will be finalised by the LDA as the project progresses, and will have regard to Government policy, and all appropriate legislation, at the time on the appropriate tenure mix for developments on public land as well as the criteria for the operation of cost rental and affordable housing schemes.

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.