Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 681 No. 4

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  479.  Deputy Pat Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   the status of an application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17582/09]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy Michael Finneran): Information on Michael Finneran  Zoom on Michael Finneran  Clare County Council has recently submitted a project plan for a social housing scheme at Clonlara, Co. Clare, which is currently being considered by my Department. The progress of this project will ultimately depend on available resources under the Social Housing Investment Programme and the priority accorded to particular projects by Clare County Council within their housing programme.

  480.  Deputy Pat Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   the status of an application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17583/09]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy Michael Finneran): Information on Michael Finneran  Zoom on Michael Finneran  In response to a call for proposals under the new “Towards Carbon Neutral” programme, Clare County Council submitted a proposal for a housing project at Tradaree Court. The objective of the new programme is further to advance knowledge and experience of the design and construction of high performing energy efficient social housing by piloting a number of developments and by monitoring their performance in use. An assessment of all proposals received is currently underway and Clare County Council will be informed of the outcome of this process, insofar as the Tradaree Court project is concerned, in due course.

  481.  Deputy Pat Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   if funding for a project (details supplied) will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17584/09]

  486.  Deputy Joe Carey  Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   the position with regard to funding for the rejuvenation of an estate (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17668/09]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy Michael Finneran): Information on Michael Finneran  Zoom on Michael Finneran  I propose to take Questions Nos. 481 and 486 together.

My Department has informed Kilrush Town Council that it is favourably disposed towards advancing the proposed project at John Paul Estate under the Remedial Works Programme 2009-2011. Information requested from the Council by my Department concerning design, costing and phasing of the project has recently been received and a number of issues arising are currently the subject of discussion with the Council. Funding has been made available to Kilrush Town Council from the Social Housing Investment Programme to advance the project this year.


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