Thursday, 2 December 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
41. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans for affordable purchase, cost rental and social housing on the Kildonan lands, Finglas, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59573/21]
My Department provides both capital and current funding to local authorities across a range of funding initiatives to assist them in providing homes for families and individuals on their social housing waiting lists. To provide transparency on the new social housing projects being advanced, each quarter my Department publishes a Social Housing Construction Status Report and updated Social Housing Delivery statistics for all years from 1999. The report for Quarter 2, 2021 is available at the following link:
These quarterly reports provide details of the social housing construction schemes completed and those in the pipeline for all local authorities including Dublin City Council (DCC).
DCC is currently progressing plans for the redevelopment of the 6.1 hectare site at Kildonan Road which includes the Abigail Women’s Centre and Tús Núa facility with a view to constructing 166 homes, a Men’s Shed and a Crèche.
On receipt of a Stage 1 Capital Appraisal my Department issued Stage 1 Approval-in-Principle in May 2020 for the construction of the 75 Social Housing units under Phase 1 of this project.
Dublin City Council have advised that they are working on a revised phasing strategy for this site. The initial phase is expected to prioritise the delivery of general social housing units and units for older persons. Existing and additional services are expected to be included in subsequent phases.
No applications have been received by my Department in relation to affordable housing delivery including cost rental and affordable purchase. My Department will consider any such applications for from the Council or any Approved Housing Body when received.