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 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.
Description of Development Amount of Contribution
Non-residential development and domestic extensions €74.10 per sq m
Office Developments in the Sandyford Urban Framework €127.10 per sq m
Plan (SUFP) area.
Non Office developments in the Sandyford Urban Framwork €99.00 per sq m
Plan (SUFP) area.
Residential developments countywide €8,580 per unit
Residential developments in the Sandyford Urban Framework €12,588 per unit
Plan (SUFP) area
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.
Residential Contribution Rate: €45,620.40 per unit
Commercial Contribution Rate: €210.00 per square metre
Retail Contribution Rate: €210.00 per square metre