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For Written Answer on : 21/03/2024
Question Number(s): 234 Question Reference(s): 13507/24
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 announced by Government on 25 April 2023, he will list in tabular form, the amount each local authority has invoiced his Department as outlined in Circular Letter PL 04/2023 in arrears each month to date; the total amount each local authority has invoiced to date; the total number of housing units per each respective local authority impacted by the scheme to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


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. Under the scheme, local authorities are invited to submit a monthly claim form to the Department in respect of the cumulative development contribution waivers approved in the previous month. The information requested in respect of the Development Contribution Waiver Scheme is provided in the attached tables.