Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Ceisteanna (143)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

143. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if Limerick City Council has submitted a request for funding to demolish houses at Garryglass Avenue and Rathbane Road, Limerick; if he intends to respond favourably; if he will confirm when Limerick City Council may expect a response; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50903/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

In response to a request from my Department in 2012 for proposals for the construction of new social housing units to meet urgent housing need, Limerick City Council submitted a proposal for the demolition of a number of vacant housing units at Sycamore Drive and Elm Place, Rathbane and the construction of 9 replacement units on the cleared site. On 25 November, my Department approved a budget cost of €1.486 million for this project. It is now a matter for Limerick City Council to progress the project, subject to the requirements set out in the letter of approval. There are no proposals with my Department in respect of the demolition of houses at Garryglass Avenue.