Planning and Development

Development Contribution Payment

Development Management

The Council operates a Development Contribution Scheme to part fund the provision of public infrastructure and facilities in the county.  All planning permissions are subject to this scheme, including permissions granted on appeal by An Bord Pleanála, unless exempt in accordance with the provisions of the scheme.

It should be noted that from 1st January 2022, the Development Contribution Rates shall be as follows:

  • Residential Levy              €106.46m2
  • Commercial Levy             €83.13m2 
  • Residential Retention     €133.07m2
  • Commercial Retention    €103.91m2


These rates of development contributions are payable to the Council in respect of the three classes of public infrastructure referred to under Article 9 of the Development Contribution Scheme 2021 – 2025, adopted by the County Council at its meeting held on 14th December, 2020.  An additional contribution is payable to Irish Water in respect of public infrastructure provided by them.  Developers should contact Irish Water directly in this regard.


Development Contribution Scheme 2021-2025

Development Contribution Scheme 2016-2020

Cessation of Metro North Development Contribution Scheme

Supplementary Contribution Schemes