Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (192)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

192. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved under the town and village renewal scheme since established on an annual basis by county; and the number of projects that were not approved by county in tabular form. [14716/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was introduced in the second half of 2016 and, to date, almost €53 million has been approved under the scheme for more than 670 projects across the country.

The table below details the number of applications approved and the number not approved under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, broken down by county.

In 2016, Local Authorities were each allocated a similar amount of funding and were invited to submit up to 8 proposals for approval. All applications received in 2016 were approved for funding.

In 2017, Local Authorities were invited to submit up to 15 applications to my Department for consideration on a competitive basis, and in 2018 up to 12 applications were invited for consideration on a competitive basis.

The reasons why some applications were not approved include the overall level of funding available and the quality of the proposals received.

I intend to launch the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme shortly.

County

T&V 2016 Approved

T&V 2017 Approved

T&V 2017 Not Approved

T&V 2018 Approved

T&V 2018 Not Approved

Carlow

7

11

1

9

3

Cavan

7

13

0

7

5

Clare

4

9

0

4

2

Cork

8

15

0

10

2

Donegal

5

13

2

11

1

Dublin

7

6

3

8

3

Galway

8

13

2

8

4

Kerry

6

13

2

6

6

Kildare

6

5

5

8

0

Kilkenny

4

11

1

5

2

Laois

7

12

1

11

1

Leitrim

8

12

0

9

3

Limerick

8

13

2

9

3

Longford

8

10

2

8

4

Louth

8

12

0

12

0

Mayo

4

14

1

11

1

Meath

8

15

0

8

4

Monaghan

8

10

1

9

2

Offaly

4

3

0

12

0

Roscommon

8

7

0

7

2

Sligo

4

14

1

11

1

Tipperary

5

13

2

8

4

Waterford

6

9

0

9

1

Westmeath

7

10

2

5

7

Wexford

8

14

1

12

0

Wicklow

7

4

3

7

5

Total

170

281

32

224

66