Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 05 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Local Authority Service Indicators.
Deputy Ciarán Lynch Deputy Ciarán Lynch
Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the system of monitoring performance indicators he has in place regarding the reporting by local authorities of the taking in charge of estates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3948/09]
Deputy John Gormley Deputy John Gormley
Deputy John Gormley: A new local government service indicator in relation to the taking in charge of estates has been introduced, which will provide benchmark data from 2009 onwards for monitoring the taking in charge process. The information to be reported will include:
the number of residential estates for which the planning permission has expired, in respect of which formal written requests for taking in charge were on hands at the beginning of the year in question;
the number of estates that were taken in charge in the year in question;
the total number of dwellings in these estates; and
the number of estates in respect of which enforcement action was taken.
Informed by their data, which will be available in mid 2009, I intend to keep the issue of taking in charge under review.
Dáil Éireann 673 Written Answers. Local Authority Service Indicators.