Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Land Development Agency

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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636. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the land and property to be transferred to the Land Development Agency in tabular form; the lands which have been transferred to date; and the timeframe for the remaining lands identified. [9134/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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On establishment, the Land Development Agency had access to an initial tranche of 8 sites – listed below - that have delivery potential for 3,000 new homes.

-Initial Site List
1 Central Mental Hospital site, Dundrum
2 Hampton, Balbriggan
3 Hacketstown, Skerries
4 Devoy Barracks, Naas
5 Former Meath Hospital, Dublin City Centre
6 St. Kevin's Hospital, Cork
7 Columb Barracks, Mullingar
8 Dyke Road, Galway

The LDA is in the process of advancing agreements with various State bodies in relation to these sites, including the Housing Agency, the Office of Public Works, the Department of Health, the HSE and the Department of Defence. It should be noted that the LDA has commenced preparatory professional work on each of the eight sites listed above and that the transfer process will not impact the ultimate delivery on those lands.

The LDA is also engaging with Government Departments and Semi-State bodies in relation to assessing a number of other potential development land opportunities. To aid with this process, all Government Departments were requested, in respect of lands owned directly and by agencies under their aegis, to identify additional lands over and above the initial tranche of eight sites published when the Agency was launched. Analysis in relation to these additional opportunities and discussions with land-owning bodies is ongoing.


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