The Council & Democracy

New Development Contribution Scheme Unlocks Growth Potential for Sandyford

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Monday, December 14, 2015
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17,000 New Jobs Predicted

At the Council meeting held on Monday 14th December 2015, the Elected Members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council adopted the Development Contribution Scheme 2016 – 2020. The Scheme sets out the various rates of development levies applicable to future development in the County which will be used to fund delivery of infrastructure such as parks, village improvement, library development, roads and flood alleviation measures necessary to ensure the future growth of the County and quality of the life of its citizens. 

The Scheme will also introduce a specific contribution for the Sandyford Business District providing funding to address deficiencies in the local infrastructure which have constrained development. More specifically the Scheme will ensure the development of two new parks in the Sandyford area and, crucially, the roads necessary to unlock development potential.

Welcoming the adoption of the Scheme, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Barry Saul said “By adopting this scheme, we will secure the competitiveness of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown as an attractive place to invest, work and live. In particular, the Scheme reinforces Sandyford Business District as one of the premier business locations in the State. It currently employs 20,000 people with the potential to grow jobs by a further 17,000. This is a huge opportunity for the Council to provide an environment that grows sustainable jobs and attracts inward investment – a top priority for the Council.”