Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (449)

Peter Fitzpatrick

Ceist:

449. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the request (details supplied) for consideration to request an amendment to a grant allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48597/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The project referred to by the Deputy was approved for funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.  This project contained a number of complementary elements that were to be delivered through the grant funding provided.

My Department subsequently received a request to amend and/or remove a number of these elements. The requested changes were not approved by my Department as they represented a significant modification to the proposed project as assessed and approved. 

In recent days I have directly received a request from the community group concerned to reconsider their proposal to alter the scope of this project. Following on from this request I have asked my officials to consider the matter further.