Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Social and Affordable Housing Data
1218. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average construction costs and all-in development costs for one, two, three and four bedroom social houses and one, two and three bedroom social apartments delivered under the SHIP programme in 2019, in tabular form. [3258/20]
1251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the estimated cost of provision of a house through the State both with and without land cost included; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3871/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1218, 1248 and 1251 together.
There are a number of variables involved in estimating the cost of providing social housing homes, such as the form of delivery, size of unit, land, funding, etc. In terms of construction and 'all-in' costs, the averages as sought for the various sized units, based on full capital costs, are set out in the following tables.
2 bed(1 storey)
2 bed(2 storey)
The above figures are based on returned data from tendered social housing schemes over an extended period. ‘Construction’ cost is reflective of building costs (including VAT) and also includes normal site works and site development. ‘All-in-Cost’ includes cost of construction, land cost, professional fees, utility connections, site investigations/surveys, archaeology where appropriate, VAT and contribution to public art. Abnormal costs are excluded from these figures.
1219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of Part V social housing units delivered by each local authority in 2020, by local authority; and the average cost by local authority, in tabular form. [3259/20]
My Department collects and collates national statistics on the delivery of social housing on a quarterly basis, including Part V delivery. This data is provided by the 31 local authorities as the lead delivery agents and are then validated by the Statistics Unit in my Department.
The latest statistics published cover Quarter 3 2019. The following link shows activity in the area of Part V since 2014:
Details in relation to Part V in the context of overall social housing delivery 2019 under Rebuilding Ireland, are available on my Department's website at the following link:
Validation for Quarter 4 2019 is currently underway and will be available in due course. A unit cost analysis will be completed once the delivery outputs are finalised.
1220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of new long-term leases delivered by each local authority in 2020; and the average cost per year for each local authority in tabular form. [3260/20]
1221. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the annual cost by local authority for all long-term leased social housing; the person or body that will own the units at the end of the lease term, that is, local authority, approved housing body, NARPS and private owner, in tabular form. [3261/20]
1222. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social housing units leased from NARPS; the cost per year of the leases since the leases were signed; the length of the leases; and the ownership of the units when the lease term expires. [3262/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1220 to 1222, inclusive, together.
Of the 50,000 social housing homes to be delivered under Rebuilding Ireland, over 10,000 homes are targeted to be leased by local authorities and approved housing bodies under leasing arrangements from a range of different sources, including direct leasing by local authorities and approved housing bodies, rental availability agreements, the Repair and Leasing Scheme, the Mortgage to Rent Scheme and Enhanced Leasing. The exact blend of delivery under leasing in any given year will depend on the availability of existing stock and new homes in particular. Leasing is funded under the Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme (SHCEP), which also meets the current costs of dwellings delivered by approved housing bodies under the CALF and Housing Agency Acquisitions Programmes.
Data in relation to the number of homes leased in 2020 will be collated and published on my Department's website on a quarterly basis throughout 2020.
The annual cost in 2019 for leased homes, by local authority, is set out in the following Table.
Table: Total Spend for Leased Homes 2019
|Local Authority||Annual Cost|
|CARLOW COUNTY COUNCIL||€787,285|
|CAVAN COUNTY COUNCIL||€264,679|
|CLARE COUNTY COUNCIL||€2,523,082|
|CORK CITY COUNCIL||€3,235,170|
|CORK COUNTY COUNCIL||€2,877,463|
|DLR COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,469,177|
|DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,805,224|
|DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL||€7,792,948|
|FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL||€6,268,286|
|GALWAY CITY COUNCIL||€1,701,391|
|GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL||€539,906|
|KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL||€2,406,714|
|KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,965,121|
|KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL||€689,628|
|LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,357,036|
|LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL||€83,750|
|LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,409,179|
|LONGFORD COUNTY COUNCIL||€688,209|
|LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL||€3,374,329|
|MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,323,481|
|MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,319,144|
|MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL||€343,280|
|OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,796,437|
|ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL||€146,810|
|SLIGO COUNTY COUNCIL||€529,851|
|SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL||€7,297,839|
|TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL||€2,543,599|
|WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,807,967|
|WESTMEATH COUNTY COUNCIL||€2,403,545|
|WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL||€1,588,343|
|WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL||€573,817|
A total of 8,430 homes were operational under the leasing programme at end 2019. Of this number, 4,580 (54%) will be owned by private owners at the end of the lease term; 553 (7%) will be owned by AHBs, 1,254 (15%) will be owned by NARPS and 2,043 (24%) will be owned by local authorities.
NAMA has established a special purpose vehicle (National Asset Residential Property Services Limited ‘NARPS’), to take ownership of properties where there is an established demand and then lease them long-term to an Approved Housing Body (AHB) or local authority. Information in relation to the number of leases broken down by AHB and local authority, are available on the NAMA website (updated to End-December 2019), at the following link: .
All NARPS leases are 20 years and 9 months in duration. The total cost of NARPS leases in 2019 was €11,116,511; the total cost in 2018 was €12,126,909. Leasing costs prior to 2018 are available on a cumulative basis only and as such, it is not possible to give a breakdown of the cost of NARPS leases before that date. The ownership of the properties remains with NARPS at the expiration of the lease term.
All data is based on local authority claims for operational agreements recorded on the Department's SHCEP financial management system. Any variations in data between operational figures and total output under leasing delivery streams is due to the time lag in the submission of claims to my Department in respect of new claims after delivery.