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Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council operates a Development Contribution Scheme to part fund the provision of public infrastructure and facilities in the county.  All planning permissions are subject to this scheme, including permissions granted on appeal by An Bord Pleanála, unless exempt in accordance with the provisions of the scheme.

 

What are Development Contributions Schemes?

Development Contribution Schemes are programs adopted by the Council in accordance with the provisions of Sections 48 and 49 of the Planning & Development Act 2000, (as amended).

They provide a legal basis for the process whereby developers and others are required to financially contribute towards the cost of providing public infrastructure and facilities, that will benefit development within their area.

Such schemes increase flexibility for local authorities in relation to the range of projects that can be funded from development levies, by allowing authorities to fund public infrastructure without necessarily tying it to a specific development.

Development Contribution Schemes also provide greater transparency and clarity when levies are assessed and applied to development, which allows developers to establish in advance what level of financial contributions may be applicable to a particular project.

They help ensure that local authorities can manage and maintain growth by providing key infrastructure to support local economies and communities. 

 

Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council adopted a Development Contribution Scheme in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) in December 2009.

The current Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 was adopted by the Council on the 14th December 2015 and all decisions to grant planning permission was made on or after the 1st January 2016 will be subject to the conditions of the Scheme.  See related documents on the right for the full scheme and map of the Sandyford Urban Framework area at the end of the page.

Section 48 – Cherrywood Planning Development Contribution Scheme 2017 - 2020

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council adopted the Cherrywood Planning Scheme Development Contribution Scheme 2017 – 2020 in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) on 12th June 2017.

All decisions to grant planning permission relative to the Planning Scheme area made on or after the 13th June 2017 will be subject to the conditions of the Scheme.  See related documents on the right for the full Scheme and map of the Cherrywood Planning Scheme area at the end of the page.

Application of 7.2% Indexation from 1st January 2019

The rates of development contributions payable under the current DLR County Council Section 48 Contribution Scheme 2016 – 2020 and Cherrywood Development Contribution Scheme 2017 – 2020 will be updated with effect from 1st January 2019 in accordance with the SCSI Tender Price Index.  Consequently 7.2% increase in development levies will be applied as follows:

Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016 – 2020

Countywide

Current Rate

New 2019 Rate

 

 

 

Residential Unit

€9,120.54

€9,777.22

Domestic Extension

€78.77

€84.44

Commercial

€78.77

€84.44

 

Sandyford UFP

Current Rate

New 2019 Rate

 

 

 

Residential Unit

€13,381.04

€14,344.47

Domestic Extension

€78.77

€84.44

Office Commercial

€135.11

€144.84

Other Commercial

€105.24

€112.82

 

Cherrywood Development Contribitions Scheme 2017 – 2020

Cherrywood

Current Rate

New 2019 Rate

 

 

 

Residential Unit

€13,381.04

€14,344.47

Domestic Extension

€78.77

€84.44

Office Commercial

€135.11

€144.84

Other Commercial

€122.86

€131.71

 

Section 48 Scheme development contributions attached to a planning permission shall be payable at the index adjusted rate pertaining to the year in which the respective planning permission is implemented or commenced, as provided for in the terms of the Scheme.

All outstanding balances will be increased by 7.2% with effect from the 1st January 2019.

 

Section 49 Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme – Extension of LUAS Line B1 – Sandyford to Cherrywood.

Amended Scheme was adopted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 13th May 2013.  See related documents on the right for the full details of the scheme and map outlining this area at the end of the page.

Residential Contribution Rate: €351,774 Per Gross Site Hectare

Commercial Contribution Rate: €802,047 Per Gross Site Hectare

 

Section 49 Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme – Glenamuck District Distributor Road Scheme and Surface Water Attenuation Ponds Scheme.

Adopted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 10th November 2008.  See related documents on the right for full details of the scheme and map outlining this area at the end of the page.

 

Reduced rates under Section 49 Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme Glenamuck District Roads Scheme and Surface Water Attenuation Pond Scheme

At the meeting of the County Council held on 10th December, 2018 a resolution was passed to agree to a reduction in the rates as follows:

Residential Rate                 -        €24,950 per unit

Commercial & Retail Rate     -        €125 per m2

These permissions will be where a Commencement Notice has not been lodged prior to 10th December, 2018 the reduced rate will be applied, or in accordance with the Urban Regeneration & Housing Act, 2015 where the development comprises houses and one or more of those houses has not been rented, leased, occupied or sold up to 10th December, 2018 the reduced rate of €24,950 will apply.  Also all planning permissions granted after 10th December, 2018 will be assessed at the lower rate.

 

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