Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Social and Affordable Housing
167. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 325 of 7 July 2020, if a more proactive approach will be considered with regard to working with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to acquire an apartment block (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19543/20]
I refer to the reply to Question No. 325 of 7 July 2020; the position remains unchanged.
It is a matter for Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to determine, in the first instance, the most appropriate response to the need for social housing supports in their area and to make the necessary application to my Department for consideration.
168. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the measures he plans to take to ensure the timely delivery of social and affordable housing at a site (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19545/20]
On Monday, 13th July, planning permission was granted by An Bord Pleanála for the development of 597 homes at Shanganagh Castle, Shankill. It is intended to comprise 306 Cost Rental homes, 200 social homes, and 91 homes for sale under the Affordable Purchase scheme. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) is working in partnership with the Land Development Agency (LDA) to develop the site.
My Department is working in support of this development with DLRCC and the LDA, as it proceeds through detailed design, tendering and construction.