Housing Act 1966

Power of housing authority to provide building sites.


57.A housing authority may provide sites for building purposes on land acquired or appropriated by them for purposes of this Act and in connection with the provision of such sites may construct roads and lay out open spaces on the land and provide such other services and carry out such other works as may be necessary for or incidental to the development of the land for building purposes, including works or services necessary for or incidental to the development of the land for places of worship, factories, schools, shops, offices, playgrounds, places of recreation, parks and open spaces.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section extended (19.08.1988) by Housing Act 1988 (28/1988), s. 20(2), S.I. No. 199 of 1988.

Additional provisions relating to sections 56 to 58 of Principal Act and to section 12.

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(2) The power of a housing authority under section 56 of the Principal Act to provide dwellings and under section 57 of that Act to provide sites for building purposes shall, in the case of a council of a county, be deemed to include, and always to have included, a power to provide dwellings or sites (as the case may be) in a town in the county having commissioners under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854, as if, for the purpose of such provision, the town formed part of the functional area of the council.