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For Written Answer on : 21/03/2024
Question Number(s): 233 Question Reference(s): 13506/24
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by:  David Stanton T.D.


* To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage if, with reference to the temporary time limited waiver in respect of development contributions, he has considered asking the Government to extend the scheme beyond the final commencement date of 24 April 2024 as outlined in Circular Letter PL/042023; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– David Stanton T.D.

For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 21 March, 2024.


On 25 April 2023, the Government approved additional measures under the Housing for All Action Plan to incentivise the activation of increased housing supply and help reduce housing construction costs, including the introduction of temporary time-limited arrangements for the waiving of local authority “section 48” development contributions and the refunding of Uisce Éireann water and waste water connection charges.

The schemes 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.

I am presently reviewing the schemes.