Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ceisteanna (82)

Thomas P. Broughan


82. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of residential units that are under construction in a location (details supplied) in both Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council and due for completion during 2018; the number of these that will provide social housing units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4344/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In June 2014, the Government established a Housing Supply Coordination Task Force for Dublin under Construction 2020 - A Strategy for a Renewed Construction Sector.  The remit of the Task Force includes the monitoring of relevant housing data on the supply of viable and market-ready approved developments.

The data collated by this Task Force on the aggregated planning permissions and planning applications across the four Dublin local authorities are mapped and available to view on my Department's website, at the following link:

The mapping is based on data obtained from the four Dublin local authorities and further information in relation to residential units under construction, including social housing units to be provided within relevant developments under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 or otherwise, may be available from the relevant local authorities.

In relation to the wider social housing programme, my Department’s social housing construction programme at the end of Quarter 3 2017 provides details of 772 schemes which will deliver 12,300 social homes. Of this, there were 191 schemes on-site nationwide, delivering 3,660 homes, with a further 1,939 homes due to go on site imminently. The Q3 2017 construction status report is available on my Department's website at the following link:

In 2018, 3,800 new social homes will be built directly by local authorities and approved housing bodies, an increase of 1,800 compared to last year.

Question No. 83 answered with Question No. 63.