On foot of a first call for proposals under the Serviced Sites Fund (SSF), which issued to the 4 Dublin Councils, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, Louth and Cork County Councils, and Cork and Galway City Councils, I announced approval in principle for ten projects, with a total estimated cost €43 million, in December 2018. These ten projects will support the delivery of 1,400 affordable homes. I expect infrastructure works on these projects to begin as soon as possible and delivery of affordable homes from early 2020 onwards.
While the ten projects did not include projects in Galway, five other projects submitted under the first call for proposals are still under active consideration, one of which is for Galway City Council’s lands at Bóthar an Choiste, Castlegar. My Department is working with Galway City Council to progress this project.
A second call for proposals will issue shortly, which will provide an opportunity to Galway City Council to submit further proposals for funding under the SSF, as appropriate.