Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Ceisteanna (97)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Ceist:

97. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the proposed process for the development of the former Meath hospital site by the LDA; the potential proposal or scheme his Department have been informed of either written or verbal for this site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38473/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Land Development Agency (LDA) was established on an interim basis in September 2018, by way of an Establishment Order made under the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971, pending the enactment of primary legislation when it will be established as a commercial State agency.

The LDA are working on a 0.75 acre site at the Meath Hospital in Dublin 8, currently in the ownership of the HSE. The LDA have advised my Department that it is estimated that this site can deliver 100 housing units when the development is complete. The project is currently at the design review stage and pre-planning application work is ongoing.

As with all State bodies operating under the aegis of my Department, arrangements have been put in place by the LDA through which Oireachtas members can request information directly from the Agency in relation to operational matters - in this regard, the LDA may be contacted directly at oireachtas@lda.ie.