Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (516)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

516. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 530 of 25 September 2018, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this timeline is different to that stated in correspondence to a person (details supplied) in September 2018; the correct timeline of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40595/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I refer to the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 530 of 25 September 2018.

As indicated in my previous reply, the working group referred to has concluded its deliberations and, taking account of the group's analysis and recommended outcome, my Department has been engaging with the European Commission on the matter with a view to issuing to planning authorities, by the end of this year, revisions to the 2005 rural housing guidelines that take account of the relevant ECJ judgment. It may be possible to finalise the guidelines earlier than that, subject to the completion of outstanding work.