Wicklow County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from housing providers to submit proposals for works which may be supported by the new national €200m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF).
The fund is aimed at, but not restricted to, enabling off-site infrastructure such as access (eg distributor roads, bridges, pedestrian/cyclist facilities); environmental improvements (such as site remediation, surface water management, utility diversion) and community and amenity facilities (eg parks, sports/recreational facilities).
Under the scheme off-site infrastructure is defined as infrastructure that would normally fall to the local authority to provide or which would straddle a number of individual development sites, requiring a cross-developer/landowner funding solution.
Wicklow County Council is now seeking expressions of interest from housing providers, including private developers and home builders and/or Approved Housing Bodies, whose proposed developments may benefit from LIHAF Funding.
Expressions of interest must demonstrate the capacity to deliver in excess of 200 residential units and must:
- Identify the lands on which the proposed residential development will take place
- Identify the off-site infrastructure that is inhibiting development
- Identify the timescale of the proposed development
- Demonstrate a strong mix of private, rental and social housing delivery at affordable prices and rents
Further details are contained in the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund – Call for Proposals document which may be downloaded at www.wicklow.ie/LIHAF.
Expressions of Interest should be sent in hard copy to: Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund –Wicklow County Council, Transportation & Roads Infrastructure Directorate, County Buildings, Wicklow, by close of business on October 4th.