Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Land Development Agency
139. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of sites in the remit of the Land Development Agency (details supplied); the partners involved in the projects; the numbers of expected units; the breakdown of the types of units; the stage of the process and targeted completion dates; and the discussions that have taken place to provide shared facilities such as kitchens under the 2018 shared accommodation standards on these sites. [17671/20]
Currently the LDA has access to an initial tranche of 9 sites across the country that have near term delivery potential for 3,600 new homes. Details of the current status of these sites are set out in the table below.
Update on LDA sites
|Location||Size||Projected number of units||Status||Partners|
|Shanganagh, Dublin||17.8 acres||597 units, of which 200 social, 91 cost purchase, 306 cost rental||Part |
10 application submitted to An Bord Pleanala and granted. Construction
anticipated to start in first half of 2021. Anticipated completion of first
homes by 2022.
|Site being developed in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.|
|Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum||28 acres||1,200 units (estimated)||Pre-planning |
Design team appointed.
LDA expects to lodge a planning application in mid-2021 and begin construction in early 2022
|Devoy Barracks, Naas||10.08 acres||203 units (estimated)||Pre-planning. Draft masterplan prepared|
|St Kevin’s Hospital, Cork||14.5 acres||274 units (estimated)||Pre-planning. Masterplan prepared. SHD |
pre-application consultation request submitted to ABP end-May.
|Meath Hospital, Dublin 8||0.75 acres||100 units (estimated)||Pre-planning. |
Design team to be appointed
|Hackettstown, Skerries||16.8 acres||344 units(estimated)||Design team appointed and SHD |
pre-application process ongoing.
|Castlelands, Balbriggan||60 acres||800 units (estimated)||Pre planning. |
Masterplan prepared, advancing planning stage design.
|Columb Barracks, Mullingar||24.7 acres||200 (estimated)||Pre-planning. |
advancing development framework.
|Dyke Road, Galway||4.5 acres||To be determined||Pre-planning |
The LDA is also working in partnership with other local authorities around the country. It is running a design review of the Sandy Road Regeneration Project in Galway which has the potential for up to 1,000 homes. It is also working with Limerick City and County Council on a site near Colbert Station in Limerick, funding a masterplan of the site which consists of lands owned by the Council, CIE, the Department of Education and the HSE.
Based on information provided by the LDA, there are currently no plans to include a co-living project on any sites currently under development.
As with all State bodies operating under the aegis of my Department, arrangements have been put in place by the LDA through which Oireachtas members can request information directly from the Agency in relation to operational matters - in this regard, the LDA may be contacted directly at email@example.com.