Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (677)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

677. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of regeneration plans at Blackhall, Mullingar, County Westmeath. [47775/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

As part of this first tranche of approvals under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), Westmeath County Council was approved for URDF support in respect of preliminary costs, including technical assistance, for the development of a masterplan for the comprehensive regeneration and redevelopment of the southwest quadrant of Mullingar’s urban core.

The advancement and completion of this URDF supported project is, in the first instance, a matter for Westmeath County Council.  It will also be a matter for the Council to consider the advancement of subsequent elements of the wider project, and whether additional funding support should be sought for them under a future URDF call for proposals.

My Department is in regular contact with the Council regarding the URDF supported project, and understands that the project is progressing well. 

Any queries in relation to the advancement of the project, should in the first instance be directed to Westmeath County Council.