Thursday, 26 September 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Urban Regeneration and Development Fund
206. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a decision will be made on an appeal or review relating to the refusal by his Department to fund a project applied for under the urban regeneration and development fund (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39140/19]
The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) launched last year has an overall provision of €2 billion to 2027. Under the stewardship of DHPLG the URDF has funding available in 2019 to provide initial support for the 88 projects announced last November on foot of the first call for proposals. A first call for proposals from public bodies issued in July 2018
As part of the original application process a rigorous assessment was undertaken and all applicants both successful and unsuccessful received a detailed breakdown of the assessment of their proposal. Where the decision in respect of a proposal was unfavourable, applicants were offered the opportunity to request a review of the Departments decision. Requests for a review were submitted in respect of seven proposals. Those reviews have now been completed and the outcome of that process will be notified to the lead authority in respect of those seven proposals shortly.