Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Social and Affordable Housing
1320. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of homes that have been delivered in total; the number of affordable housing units from statutory and administrative schemes delivered; the number of Part V units delivered; and the number of cost reduced housing units that have been delivered via the local infrastructure housing activation fund. [5708/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1319, 1320, 1324 and 1325 together.
My Department publishes comprehensive statistics on a quarterly basis on all social housing delivery activity under Rebuilding Ireland. This is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link:
These data provide a breakdown of social housing delivery across the range of mechanisms referred to. However, it should be noted that no categories of “Local Authority Lease to buy” or “Approved Housing Body Lease to buy” exist.
In addition to the statistical overview of activity in each local authority, a detailed Social Housing Construction Status Report (CSR) is published which provides scheme level detail on new build activity under Rebuilding Ireland. The most recent publication covers the period up to the end of Q4 2019 and was published on 14 May 2020. This report is available on the Rebuilding Ireland website at the following link:
A total of 1,326 Part V homes were delivered by local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) for social housing in 2019. A further detailed breakdown of these homes across all local authority areas in the period up to end Q4 2019 is available at the following link:
While statistics have been collated in relation to Part V delivery, a unit cost analysis of these homes has not yet been undertaken.
With regards to the number of homes delivered via the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), the following table details the number of completed homes up to Q4 2019. Figures in respect of Q1 2020 are currently being collated.
|Local Authority||Project Name||Residential Units Delivered to Date||Social/Part V||Cost Reduced/More Affordable|
|South Dublin||Adamstown SDZ||1,202||120||459|
The individual sales price of homes that are delivered following the construction of the LIHAF facilitating infrastructure is not recorded by my Department. However, by way of example, Meath County Council has confirmed it will be offering units at Ratoath at a discount of 10% to the relevant open market prices. In Cork City, the LIHAF project at Glanmire will see 110 homes delivered with a discount of approx. €20,000 each on the open market price.