Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (64)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

64. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his policy in relation to the building of single rural council houses on land provided at a nominal cost by the applicant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26428/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

As housing authorities, local authorities are responsible for the identification of the social housing need in their area and for the development of appropriate responses to the need identified.

Local authorities now have substantial pipelines of new social housing projects, details of which can be seen in the quarterly Social Housing Construction Status Reports published by my Department. The most recently available report sets out the position as at end 2017 and is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-q4-2017/.

As can be seen in this report, my Department is supporting local authorities in the delivery of a range of social housing schemes from small to larger scale developments. This includes single rural dwellings where the authorities concerned have prioritised such projects as part of their overall work to meet their social housing targets and respond to local housing need.