South Dublin County Council

Development Contributions

Sub-section (1) of Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) enables a planning authority, when granting a planning permission under Section 34 of the Act, to include conditions requiring the payment of a contribution.  This contribution is in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area of the planning authority and that is provided, or that is intended will be provided, by or on behalf of the local authority (regardless of other sources of funding for the infrastructure and facilities).

Section 48 also requires that the basis for the determination of a contribution shall be set out in a development contribution scheme made under the section. A scheme may make provision for payment of different contributions in respect of different classes or descriptions of development and due to decreases/increases in prices, shall allow for annual updates during the life of the scheme.



Application of 6.3% Indexation Increase as of 1st January 2018

The rates of development contributions payable under the current South Dublin County Council Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 has been updated with effect from 1st January 2018 in accordance with the Tender Price Index. Consequently, a 6.3% increase in development levies will be applied as follows:

Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020

An indexation rate of 6.3 % will be applied to the scheme and become effective on permissions granted after 1st January 2018. This will increase the levy as follows:-

Residential Development                                 € 90.42 per sq metre

Industrial/Commercial Development                 € 79.73 per sq metre

**All other rate categories under Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020 will be subject to this increase**

All planning permissions granted after 1st January 2018 will be increased by 6.3%