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Housing Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (328)

Patricia Ryan


328. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of sites that have been provided under the serviced sites scheme in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29453/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

To date, my Department has issued two broad-based Serviced Sites Fund (SSF) calls for proposals to local authorities. Funding of almost €200 million has been approved in principle in support of 40 infrastructure projects in 14 local authority areas across 9 counties, which will assist in the delivery of almost 4,200 affordable homes for purchase or for rent.

Details of 35 SSF projects which received approval in principle under the two SSF calls to date are available on the Rebuilding Ireland's website as follows.  In advance of making an SSF funding submission, local authorities were issued with full details, briefing material and application forms which outlined the information required and assessment criteria upon which applications are assessed.

Call 1 rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-gives-the-go-ahead-for-ten-local-authority-sites-for-affordable-housing-under-the-serviced-sites-fund/.

 Call 2 rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-approves-funding-of-e84m-to-support-delivery-of-1770-affordable-homes-under-the-ssf/.

In addition to these projects, approval in principle has also been given to five further applications for SSF funding, namely, Dublin City Council’s projects in Emmet Road and Oscar Traynor Road, Fingal County Council’s projects in Ballymastone, Donabate, and Hayestown, Rush and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s project in Shanganagh.

In making an application for SSF, each local authority must demonstrate that an affordability issue exists in the area in question and that it is viable to deliver homes, for purchase or rent, with a price reduction of at least 10% below open market values.

In accordance with a Programme for Government commitment to extend the SSF, a review of the Fund is currently ongoing.