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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.



Development Contribution Scheme 2021-2025

 Application of 6.18% Indexation Increase for 2024

The South Dublin Section 48 Development Contribution Schemes will increase with effect from 01/01/2024 in accordance with the Tender Price Index. 

Consequently, a 6.18% increase in development levies will be applied to both Residential and Industrial/Commercial Development as follows:

Description of Development

Amount of Contribution

Residential Development

€126.46 per square metre

Industrial/Commercial Development

€119.52 per square metre

These rates shall be applicable to all permissions commenced after the 1st of January, 2024

Similarly, development contributions applicable to all permissions granted prior to 01/01/2024 shall be payable at the index adjusted rate pertaining to the year in which implementation of the planning permission is commenced.

Full details of the Development Contributions Scheme 2021-2025 are available here Development Contribution Scheme 2021-2025 - SDCC or at the Planning Department, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Full details of the Development Contributions Scheme 2021-2025 are available below or at the Planning Department, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, in all South Dublin County Council Public Libraries and in the Clondalkin Civic Centre, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.