Written answers

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Provision

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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759. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the Central Mental Hospital site is one of the circa 800 publicly owned sites that are to be made available for the construction of housing as reported in the media (details supplied) earlier in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39275/17]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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On 27 April 2017, my Department published the Rebuilding Ireland Housing Land Map, which can be accessed at the following link: .

The map is the result of the collation of data by my Department from local authorities, the Housing Agency, and other State and semi-State bodies. The data sets released to date include details of over 700 local authority and Housing Agency owned sites totalling some 1,700 hectares, as well as 30 sites (200 hectares) owned by State or Semi-State Bodies, the latter in the Greater Dublin Area and other major urban centres, with the potential to deliver homes in the short to medium term.

The site referred to, the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, which still operates as an active hospital, was not included in the initial mapping exercise, as published in April.

As the owner of the site, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has primary responsibility for any future plans for its development. My Department will continue to work with all State bodies, including the OPW, to ensure, where appropriate, housing is delivered from State sites that are available for development.


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