Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (600)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

600. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the position regarding lands in Ashbourne identified publicly by his Department for public housing but in the ownership of the Department of Education and Skills; and if it is planned to provide housing. [21402/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I understand that negotiations between Meath County Council and the Department of Education and Skills regarding the transfer of the site to facilitate housing development in the Ashbourne area are at an advanced stage.

My Department has been actively engaging with the Department of Education and Skills in this regard, to highlight the potential value of this site to support housing delivery under Rebuilding Ireland , and to ensure that this site is brought forward for development, as soon as possible.