Planning Contributions

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTION SCHEME 2013 

Wexford County Council is obliged to periodically consider the Development Contributions Scheme. The previous County Council Scheme was approved in 2007.  This Scheme will have regard to the Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Development Contributions issued in January 2013.  The main purpose of the review was to provide a number of reductions to the contributions charged to developments. The reductions are targeted to encourage economic development and job creation in sectors.     

This Scheme relates to the functional area of Wexford County Council.

  • Phasing payments will be considered to promote development.
  • The Scheme will be in place from 14th October, 2013, for a minimum of 3 years unless otherwise replaced or modified.   
  • The Scheme will continue in place until such time as the Scheme is revised or replaced.
  • Should a change to any of the determinants underpinning this Scheme be of such magnitude that they materially affect this Scheme, the Council reserves the right to revise this Scheme. 
  • The Scheme will apply to  all decisions from the date of adoption of the scheme by the County Council

Development Contribution Rates

As in the 2007 Scheme, development contributions shall be paid in respect of the following classes of public infrastructure and facilities for development in the Wexford County Council Planning Authority Area including GoreyTown:

Public Water Supply Services

The sum levied is a contribution towards the cost of:-

  • the provision of water treatment facilities and watermains;
  • the refurbishment, upgrading, enlargement or replacement of water treatment facilities or watermains;
  • the acquisition of land in respect the above; and
  • any matter ancillary to the above.

 

Surface Water / Waste Water Drainage Services

The sum levied is a contribution towards the cost of:-

  • the provision of sewers, waste water treatment facilities, flood relief work and drains;
  • the refurbishment, upgrading, enlargement or replacement of sewers, waste water treatment facilities, and drains;
  • the acquisition of land in respect of the above; and
  • any matter ancillary to the above.       

Road Infrastructure

The sum levied is a contribution towards the cost of:-

  • the provision of boundary treatment, landscaping works, planting and flood relief works and/or footpaths;
  • the provision of roads and/or footpaths;
  • the refurbishment, upgrading, enlargement or replacement of roads and/or footpaths;
  • the acquisition of land in respect of the above; and
  • any matters ancillary to the above.

Recreational, Community, Heritage and Amenities

The sum levied is a contribution towards the cost of:-

  • the provision and refurbishment of recreational, community, amenities and public facilities including public heritage projects;
  • the acquisition of land in respect of (a) above; and
  • any matters ancillary to (a) and/or (b) above.

Car Parking Facilities

The sum levied is a contribution towards the cost of:-

  • the provision of car-parking facilities.
  • the acquisition of land in respect of the above
  • any matters ancillary to the above.
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