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  • The Development Contribution Guidelines for Local Authorities January 2013 have been updated in relation to renewable energy development. Authorities are encouraged to consider reduced or no charges in respect of a renewable energy development which is not supplying electricity to the national grid including small scale renewable energy developments generating energy primarily for onsite usage e.g. for domestic, agricultural, small industry and educational purposes.

    Furthermore it should be explicitly stated in all planning authority development contribution schemes that options for waivers, either full or partial, do not apply to proposed renewable energy developments primarily delivering energy off site (for sale), whether for use in Ireland or for export to another market.
    Authorities should also ensure that their schemes distinguish proportionately between large and small-scale. For example, it would be inappropriate to charge the same flat rate charge to a 6kW wind turbine as it would for a 3MW turbine.

    Published on January 23, 2014 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Green Energy, Planning Guidelines; Tagged as: , ,
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  • Both Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council have, as of 13th September 2012, posted a notice on their websites seeking submissions on their new S48 Development Contribution Schemes within the next 6 weeks. The Draft S48 Scheme for each authority has reduced the payments per square metre for both residential and commercial development, following the recommendations of the DoE’s Draft Development Contribution Guidelines (July 2012).

    Dublin City Development Contribution Scheme

    Fingal Development Contribution Scheme

    Published on September 14, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Planning Notices; Tagged as:
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