Louth County Council - Development Contribution Scheme

Closed30 May, 2023, 9:00am - 14 Jul, 2023, 4:30pm

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(Section 48 Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended))

The Planning Authority is proposing to make a Development Contribution Scheme under Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) to apply to development in the functional area of Louth County Council, with the exception of the area covered by the North Drogheda - R132 to Dublin-Belfast Railway Line Development Contribution Scheme (Map Reference No. DDCS1).  This is to provide for the necessary public infrastructure and facilities to facilitate development in the area.

The Draft Scheme provides for contributions as follows:

  • Residential: €11,646 per dwelling unit
  • Commercial: €90.00 per square meter of site area

Other contributions apply to different development categories, please refer to draft Scheme for details.

The draft Scheme also provides for adjustment of the contribution rates payable on 1st January each year, based on changes to the Wholesale Price Index for Capital Goods, Building and Construction, published by the Central Statistics Office.

The draft Scheme in relation to the above will be available for inspection during office hours at Louth County Council Offices located at:

  • County Hall, Millennium Centre, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 KFW6
  • Civic Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 P440
  • Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 W20C


Online at https://consult.louthcoco.ie/

commencing Wednesday 31st May, 2023, for a 6-week period, up to Friday 14th July, 2023 (inclusive)


Making a Submission

Written submissions/observations in connection with the above can be sent to the undersigned, at the address below


via  on this portal 

on or before 5.00 pm on Friday, 14th July, 2023 .

All submissions made will be taken into consideration in making the proposed Development Contribution Scheme.

Thomas McEvoy, Director of Services, Strategic Economic Development, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 W20C

Dated: 30th May, 2023


Chief Executive’s Report

A Chief Executive’s Report in response to the submissions received on the Draft Development Contributions Scheme has been prepared in accordance with requirements of section 48 (6)(a) and (b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). 18 submissions were received during the consultation period. This Report can be viewed by clicking here.

Next Steps

Following the consideration of the Chief Executive’s Report, the Elected Members shall resolve to make the scheme, unless they decide, by resolution to vary or modify the scheme, or not to make the scheme. Such a resolution must be passed no later than 6 weeks after receiving the Chief Executive’s Report.


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