Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Provision

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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256. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the delivery of affordable homes on the glass bottle factory site in the Poolbeg SDZ; if he will provide a list of meetings held by him in the past six months with stakeholders; the name of the stakeholders; and the details of progress on the delivery of affordable purchase or affordable cost rental homes on the site. [32019/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The regeneration of Poolbeg West is an important step in the transformation of the Dublin Docklands area, with the potential to provide for 3,500 homes. In June 2021 following a comprehensive international open market campaign, a consortium of Ronan Group Real Estate, Oaktree Capital Management, and Lioncor Developments (“the Consortium”) acquired a controlling 80% shareholding in the company which owns the glass bottle site. NAMA maintains a 20% minority interest. The development of the site will be undertaken by the Consortium.

A condition of the planning scheme, as modified by An Bord Pleanála on 9 April 2019, is the provision of 15% social and affordable homes on this site in addition to the 10% statutory requirement under Part V arrangements.

On the 24 of March 2022, Dublin City Council approved an application for the first 570 residential homes at the former glass bottle site.

In the past 6 months I attended one meeting with Dublin City Council on 9 June in respect of the site, and expect to meet the Irish Glass Bottle Housing Action Group this week.

My Department remains committed to working with Dublin City Council, and the developers of the Poolbeg SDZ area to progress this site, subject to agreement on all the normal and relevant terms, including value for money aspects.

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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257. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of social housing delivery to date; the number of schemes and units that have been delivered as part of the new build and acquisitions by each local authority and including approved housing body activity to the most recent date for which data is available. [32020/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on social housing delivery activity. This data is available to the end of 2021, and is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/.

My Department also publishes the Social Housing Construction Status Report (CSR). The CSR provides details of social housing developments that have been completed, are under construction or are progressing through the various stages of the design and pre-tender process. The most recent publication was for Q4 2021. The report is available at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/publication/af746-social-housing-construction-projects-status-report-q4-2021/. 

A version of CSR file can be downloaded at the link below and used for analysis in terms of local authority, funding programme, project status, location, approved housing body  and completion date : www.data.gov.ie/dataset/social-housing-construction-status-report-q4-2021?package_type=dataset.

Data for Quarter 1 2022 is currently being collated by my Department and will be published shortly. 

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