Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2934, 2939, 2940)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

2934. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of building one to four bed homes on fully serviced publicly owned land. [33562/19]

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Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

2939. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated cost to provide a home to each person on local authority homeless lists, that is, excluding use of the private rental market in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33567/19]

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Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

2940. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of building council housing on publicly owned land that is fully serviced. [33568/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2934, 2939 and 2940 together.

The Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan is based on a blended approach to delivery, under which there are a range of mechanisms such as building, leasing and acquisitions. Over 50,000 social housing homes are targeted for delivery over the life of the Plan, and funding of €6 billion is being provided to support this delivery, along with meeting the housing need of an additional 88,000 households through Housing Assistance Payment and the Rental Accommodation Scheme.

There are a number of variables involved in estimating the cost of providing social housing units, such as the form of delivery, size of unit, land, funding, etc. In terms of construction and 'all-in' costs, the averages for a range of differently sized social housing units, based on full capital costs, are set out in the table below. These are based on the analysis of returned data from tendered social housing schemes over an extended period. Construction cost is reflective of building costs (including VAT) and also includes normal site works and site development. All-in cost includes cost of construction, land cost, professional fees, utility connections, site investigations/surveys, archaeology where appropriate, VAT and contribution to public art. Abnormal costs are excluded from these figures.

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1 bed

2 bed (1 storey)

2 bed (2 storey)

3 bed

4 bed

Construction

€155,818

€165,132

€174,206

€184,685

€199,491

All-in

€201,359

€212,624

€222,582

€234,571

€252,047