The Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is a key element of Pillar 3 of Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness to unlock sites to deliver 20,000 housing units by 2021.
The objective is to provide public off-site infrastructure to relieve critical infrastructure blockages. This will enable the accelerated delivery of housing on key development sites in urban areas of high demand for housing.
As part of Rebuilding Ireland this development is taking place under the Major Urban Housing Delivery Sites (MUHDS) and Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) projects. The Mungret infrastructure project was approved in 2017 to receive funding of €10.5m.
The proposed link road, which will be 18.5m wide; consisting of 6.5 metre carriageway, 2 x 3 metre shared surfaces for pedestrians and cyclists, 2 x 1 metre grass verges, is 2.9km in length. The overall land take for the proposed road is approximately 4.5 hectares. Typical road services will include drainage, public lighting, landscaping and other services.
The purpose of the infrastructure is to unlock the provision of approximately 2,000 new homes on public and private lands in the long term, stimulate the local economy, promote employment and provide key services within Mungret.
The new link road will also allow Limerick City and County Council to better meet the current and emerging housing need for a range of households and tenure types.
For more information about MUDHS & LIHAF Story Maps click here.