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The Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is a key element of Pillar 3 of Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness. The objective of the fund is to provide public off-site infrastructure to relieve critical infrastructure blockages which have been identified as one of the main impediments to the development of key sites for housing, thus enablin the accelerated delivery of residential units on these sites in both Dublin and urban areas of high demand for housing.

In March 2017, the Government announced the approval in principle of 34 projects across 15 Local Authorities for the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), as part of the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ programme. Among these were 4 projects which Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown had put forward, for which final approval for 3 of these projects was received as per the Minister’s announcement in March 2018. Two of these projects are live and the details of these, including the funding approved are as summarized below.

Funding is 75% grant funded from the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage with 25% match funding provided by the Local Authority.

1. Cherrywood -
Total funding approved: €15.19M – (€11.39m Dept Grant & €3.8m DLR Cherrywood Specific Development Contributions).
Works: Druids Glen Road, bridges and junction upgrade on the N11. 

Phase 1 – Complete.
Phase 2 – Planning permission subject to High Court Challenge. Detailed design progressing.
Phase 3 – Route Alignment, bridge concept designs, landowner engagement ongoing.
Next Milestone: Phase 2 – Tender Stage.


2. Woodbrook / Shanganagh -
Total Funding approved: €4.16M. (€3.12m Dept Grant & €1.04m DLR S48 Development Contributions).
Works: Road, roundabout and junction upgrades.
Status: Road and junction Planning Permission secured, Compliances submitted, Detailed design and Phasing plan progressing.
Next Milestone: Tender Stage.