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Thursday, 9 March 2023

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

State Bodies

Photo of Brian LeddinBrian Leddin (Limerick City, Green Party)
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206. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government to outline the sites under consideration by the Land Development Agency in Limerick; the projected supply of homes on those sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12012/23]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Land Development Agency (LDA) has an immediate focus on managing the State’s owned lands to develop new homes, and regenerate under-utilised sites. In the longer-term, it will assemble strategic land-banks from a mix of public and private lands making these available for housing in a controlled manner, which is expected to bring essential more long-term stability to the Irish housing market.

The Agency is continuing its work on progressing the renewal of the Colbert Station environs of Limerick City with the potential to deliver up to 2,800 affordable and social homes as well as a mix of city centre uses. The adopted Colbert Quarter Spatial Framework plan is available at www.colbertquarter.ie

The Framework represents a blueprint for the potential transformation of this strategically significant area of Limerick City over the next twenty years. It will guide the development of the area and aims to progress delivery of a new sustainable and mixed-use vibrant quarter for this strategically significant gateway to Limerick.

In progressing the development proposals to the next phase I understand that the LDA, in partnership with partners Limerick City and County Council, CIÉ and the HSE, is working on the preparation of an Infrastructure Delivery and Phasing Plan (IDPP).

Furthermore, I am informed that work is underway to develop a Masterplan for lands to the rear of St Joseph’s Hospital. The Draft Masterplan is to be published for consultation later in the spring.

The LDA have also indicated that it is progressing feasibility for an Ervia/ Gas Networks Ireland site in Limerick Docks as well as progressing proposals for lands around Careys Road working in partnership with Limerick City and County Council.


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