Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (694)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

694. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of new housing developments delivered in County Mayo in 2018; and the number of units that will be delivered in 2019. [27675/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

CSO data has confirmed that there were 316 housing completions in Mayo in 2018, which represented an increase of 31% on 2017 levels. Excluding single dwellings the numbers of new dwellings completed totalled 78 in 2018 compared to a total of 50 in 2017. There were also commencement notices for 380 dwellings submitted in Mayo in 2018, which represented an increase of 18% on 2017 levels. 

In relation to social housing construction activity, my Department publishes comprehensive status reports on a quarterly basis of all social housing construction schemes for all local authority areas. The most recent of these reports covers the period up to the end of March 2019 and contains information on the progress of over 20,300 new social housing homes, which are currently approved and progressing through planning, design and construction, as well as homes delivered to end March 2019.

The report shows that Mayo County Council and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) have a social housing construction programme of 38 projects or schemes already complete or at planning, design, tender or construction stage, which will deliver 310 homes when complete.

This report can be found at the following link http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q1-2019/

In addition, data in relation to social housing targets and delivery on a local authority basis, across all delivery streams under Rebuilding Ireland, can be found on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision

In addition, 2019 targets have been provided to each local authority, outlining their individual target under build, acquisition, leasing, HAP and RAS and a full breakdown of these targets is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link:

http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/social-housing-targets-2019/.