Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Provision

Photo of Chris AndrewsChris Andrews (Dublin Bay South, Sinn Fein)
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294. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the current status of the potential housing development on the site of the Central Mental Hospital; and if any affordable purchase schemes will be included in the development. [24318/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Land Development Agency (LDA) submitted a planning application in March 2022 with a total application site area of c.9.6 ha, on lands at the Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum, Dublin 14. It is estimated that this site has the potential to provide 977 social and affordable housing units.

As this site is currently at pre-development stage, the exact delivery potential will only be finalised as final plans are put in place and planning permission is secured. The LDA will have regard to Government policy, and all appropriate legislation, on the appropriate tenure mix for developments on public land, as well as the criteria for the operation of cost rental and affordable housing schemes.


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