Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (449)

Peter Fitzpatrick


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.