Written answers

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Land Development Agency

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin Bay North, Labour)
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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]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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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.

Feasibility stage,

advancing development framework.
Dyke Road, Galway 4.5 acres To be determined Pre-planning

Appraisal stage

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 oireachtas@lda.ie.

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