For Written Answer on : 18/01/2023
Question Number(s): 538 Question Reference(s): 1224/23
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage if he has received a request from Cork County Council for funding support to enable the upgrade of the public realm and in particular the completion of the upgrade of footpaths on the Main Street of Midleton, County Cork; if so, the amount requested; if he will be in a position to accede to this request in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
In 2019, under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund’s (URDF) first call for proposals, a preliminary allocation of €1,921,985 in URDF support was issued to Cork County Council in respect of the Midleton Main Street Public Realm Improvements project.
It should be noted, while my Department works closely with the successful applicants in respect of project funding, responsibility for the advancement of URDF supported projects through the various stages of planning, development and completion is, in the first instance, a matter for the Sponsoring Agency, in this case Cork County Council.
On the 10 January 2023, following completion of the final design and prior to proceeding to tender, Cork County Council submitted a request for an additional €2,134,864 in URDF support for this project. My Department has requested further information from Cork County Council to support their application and will give further consideration to the request once this information is received.