Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Programmes

Photo of Aindrias MoynihanAindrias Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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1245. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number and value of applications each local authority made in 2019 for the multi-annual developer provided water services infrastructure resolution programme in tabular form; and when the expert panel was appointed to review the applications. [3604/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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In July 2019 my Department launched the multi-annual Developer Provided Water Services Infrastructure Resolution Programme 2019-2021.  Bids were sought from local authorities around the country for funding under the programme. The closing date for bids was 18 September 2019.  A total number of 19 local authorities with Developer Provided Infrastructure in estates in their areas made applications for funding.

The following table lists the 19 local authorities that submitted applications in 2019 for funding support under programme; the number of bids submitted by those local authorities; and the estimated cost provided by them to sustainably resolve the DPI in order to support the taking-in-charge of these estates.

An Expert Panel was convened by my Department in February 2020 to evaluate the bids. This will include consideration of the costs submitted by local authorities which vary considerably. The Panel includes Departmental, stakeholder and independent representation in the Chair.  The Panel will have its first meeting on 19 March 2020 and further meetings as necessary will follow.

Local Authority No of Bids Local authority estimated cost to

resolve the DPI
Carlow 3 € 400,000
Cavan 6 € 1,970,000
Clare* 8 € -
Cork 42 €  2,004,372
Donegal 45 € 4,702,038
Galway 11 € 2,299,411
Kerry 60 € 4,882,029
Kildare 10 € 1,193,252
Kilkenny 7 € 620,000
Laois 2 € 430,016
Longford 3 € 147,000
Monaghan 4 € 287,727
Roscommon 2 € 350,000
Sligo 4 € 800,000
Tipperary 12 € 1,001,700
Waterford 3 € 1,052,800
Westmeath 2 € 150,729
Wexford 98 € 22,007,572
Wicklow 4 € 860,017
Total 326 € 45,158,662

*The Clare County Council bid stated that they are unable to supply estimated costs until feasibility studies are completed on each of the estates in its bids.


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