Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 20 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Social and Affordable Housing.
Mr. Morgan Mr. Morgan
Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if there are minimum standards that the local authorities are required to meet with regard to the sizes and internal dimensions of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms when building local authority housing. [23699/06]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
Mr. N. Ahern:The Social Housing Design Guidelines published by my Department include recommendations in relation to target floor areas and minimum room sizes for typical dwellings. These floor areas and room sizes were re-examined and amended in 2002 in light of changes to Part M of the Building Regulations which require that all new dwellings be visitable by people with disabilities. These Design Guidelines along with the 2002 amendments are available on the Department’s website at www.environ.ie. The Design Guidelines are currently under review and it is expected that draft revised guidelines will be issued shortly for consultation with a view to publication by end 2006.
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Social and Affordable Housing.