Temporary Time - Limited Waiver in Respect of Development Contributions

The temporary development contribution waiver arrangements will apply for 1 year to all permitted residential development –

  • that commences on site between 25 April 2023 (the date of the Government Decision approving the measure) and 24 April 2024, and
  • is completed not later than 31 December 2025.
  • This end date is to facilitate large schemes to be speedily brought forward and progressed, while also incentivising their completion as quickly as possible within a reasonable timeframe.

The waiver arrangements are being applied irrespective of the date of planning permission for residential development availing of the scheme. In addition, in recognition of the fact that developers are required to submit “commencement notices” or “7 day notices” to the local authority in accordance with the Building Control Regulations prior to the commencement of works, the waiver arrangements will also apply to developments in respect of which –

(i) “commencement notices” were submitted to the local authority within the 28 day period prior to 25 April 2023 i.e. on or after 28 March 2023; or

(ii) “7 day notices” were submitted to the local authority on or after 4 April 2023.


Related Files

Application Form.docx (size 15.2 KB)

Circular PL08/2023 - Operational Guidance for Local Authorities.pdf (size 2.4 MB)

Guidance Note for Local Authorities.pdf (size 1.2 MB)