Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (171)

John Deasy

Ceist:

171. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the projects applied for under the urban regeneration and development fund by the 28 September 2018 deadline; and the bids which were categorised as either ready-to-go or category A or B, as per the submission criteria. [38955/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The National Planning Framework (NPF), launched in February 2018 as part of Project Ireland 2040, included a ten-year Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) with investment of €2bn available to 2027. In 2018, bids were invited from public bodies for funding support from the URDF. 193 applications were received as part of that first call. 82 of the applications were classed as category A, or projects ready to go in 2019. A further 111 applications were classed as category B, or projects that require further development in 2019 following which they can be considered for category A status.

On 26 November 2018, I announced initial support for a total of 88 projects throughout the country under the first call for proposals. 43 of these projects are classed as category A, with the remaining 45 projects classed as category B.

Further details in respect of the 193 applications received and the 88 projects approved for URDF support are available on my Department's website at the following links:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/urban_regeneration_and_development_fund_2019_-_list_of_applications_received_1.pdf.

https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/urdf_-_2019_funding_allocations_0.pdf.

Question No. 172 answered with Question No. 168.