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Development Contributions

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 6.6% Indexation Increase as of 1st January 2020

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 2020 in accordance with the Tender Price Index. Consequently, a 6.6% increase in development levies will be applied to Industrial/Commercial Development only as follows:

Section 48 Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020

An indexation rate of 6.6 % will be applied to the scheme for Industrial/Commercial Development only and become effective on permissions granted after 1st January 2020. The levy for 2020 will be as follows:-

Residential Development€96.39 per square metre
Industrial/Commercial Development€91.11 per square metre

All planning permissions granted for Industrial/Commercial Development after 1st January 2020 will be increased by 6.6%