Adopted Development Contribution Scheme 2023-2029

Notice is hereby given that Cork City Council has adopted a Development Contribution Scheme and a Supplementary Development Contribution Scheme, in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 and 49 of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 on 13th February 2023.

The key measures of the new Scheme address the following areas:

  • Cork City Centre, City Docks and other regeneration areas;
  • Apartments and new build houses; and
  • Development in sustainable locations. 
  • New development that facilitates job creation on completion;
  • Green build non-residential development.

Cork City Council intends to review the scheme in 2024 at the 2-year review of the Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028. This review will consider wider changes to planning legislation, as well as any relevant contextual changes.

Development Contribution Scheme (Known as “General Development Contribution Scheme)

Section 48 Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) effective from14th February 2023 has reduced the level of contribution for residential and/or non-residential development subject to indexation to €49.87 per square metre of gross internal floor area as a condition of planning on all development except where an exemption or post-decision adjustment of payment (outlined in Table 5 and/or Table 6) applies. Additional areas that are subject to a contribution are outlined in Table 4.

Supplementary Development Contributions Scheme (Suburban Rail Project) Section 49 Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended).

The Supplementary Contributions Scheme under Section 49 applies to a 1 kilometre corridor of the Cork-Blarney, Cork-Cobh and Cork-Midleton railway lines (excluding the tunnel section), within the functional area of the Cork City Council; and for development south of the Eamon De Valera Bridge that is within 425m of the bridge centrepoint. The level of contribution payable is subject to indexation and shown in Table 2; exemptions or reductions apply as outlined in Table 4.

The full details of the schemes can be viewed below.