For Written Answer on : 21/11/2023
Question Number(s): 312 Question Reference(s): 51002/23
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage when the next call for funding applications under his Department’s urban regeneration and development fund is expected to be issued; if public realm improvement projects will be considered for funding under this call; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
My Department intends to launch a fourth round of funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) during 2024. It is intended that this further round of funding will provide an opportunity for a number of the ‘pipeline’ projects that have or will emerge from master planning exercises carried out under Calls 1 and 2, to be considered for funding and may include public realm improvement projects.
The URDF programme is improving the liveability of cities and towns, making a real difference to their social and economic sustainability and development. For the first time, local authorities have the opportunity to coordinate the planned regeneration and rejuvenation of our large towns and cities with a stream of tailored Exchequer capital investment, ensuring that the most impactful projects can happen where required.