Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Ceisteanna (364, 365, 366, 367)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

364. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the upcoming Land Development Agency Bill 2021 will be revised at committee stage to prioritise traditional council housing and to ensure that the affordable housing is defined in relation to incomes and not in relation to market prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24646/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

365. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the upcoming Land Development Agency Bill 2021 will be revised at committee stage to prioritise traditional council housing and to ensure that the affordable housing is defined in relation to incomes and not in relation to market prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24647/21]

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Paul Murphy

Ceist:

366. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the upcoming Land Development Agency Bill 2021 will be revised at committee stage to prioritise traditional council housing and to ensure that the affordable housing is defined in relation to incomes and not in relation to market prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24649/21]

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Gino Kenny

Ceist:

367. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the upcoming Land Development Agency Bill 2021 will be revised at committee stage to prioritise traditional council housing and to ensure that the affordable housing is defined in relation to incomes and not in relation to market prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24651/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 364, 365, 366 and 367 together.

The Land Development Agency Bill 2021 was recently published and has concluded Second Stage in Dáil Éireann.

Section 14 of the Bill specifically provides for the LDA to deliver services to local authorities including to deliver social and affordable housing on local authority lands. The majority of such lands will remain in local authority ownership post LDA development and it is expected that there will be significant levels of local authority housing delivered by the LDA on such lands.

Part 9 of the Bill sets out provisions in relation to the delivery of affordable housing on relevant public lands. This Part provides the broad framework for the assessment of the overall percentage to be set, taking account of demand for housing in the area, and local authority housing strategies. In addition, any affordable housing provided by the LDA will align with the provisions set out in the recently approved Affordable Housing Bill 2021. There will be an opportunity to discuss all aspects of the LDA Bill in further detail at Committee Stage.

Question No. 365 answered with Question No. 364.
Question No. 366 answered with Question No. 364.
Question No. 367 answered with Question No. 364.