BRIEFING NOTE |
The Planning and Development Acts 2000-2004 allow that when granting planning permission a local authority may, as a condition of that planning permission, require the payment of a contribution in respect of public infrastructure and facilities. Section 26 (1) (h) of the 1963 Act and Section 48 and 49 of the 2000 Act are attached, for your information.
A brief note on each of the charges is as follows:Roads:
This charge will contribute to improvements to local and regional roads.
The charge for water includes the upgrading of existing and the construction of new water treatment works and mains.
The improvement and upgrading of existing facilities and the provision of new sewerage comes from this charge. This will also assist in funding the Councils recent policy on the provision of water and sewerage services in small towns and villages.
Open Space/ Community:
The charge made in relation to open space and community goes towards the provision and maintenance of open spaces, parks, and walkways. It also contributes to Urban and Village Renewal works and other community facilities including tourist related development.
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