Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (214)

Eoghan Murphy


214. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will clarify the meaning of guidelines regarding waivers in relation to change of use requests in planning applications (details supplied). [10665/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The adoption of individual development contribution schemes is a reserved function of the locally elected members of each planning authority. It is a matter for the members to determine the level of contribution and the types of development to which they will apply. It is my understanding that Dublin City Council’s development contribution scheme was adopted before the final guidelines were published but that it is very substantially in accordance with the content of the draft guidelines published by my Department for public consultation in July 2012.