Subject to certain exemptions, as set out in the Planning & Development Regulations, 2001, a fee shall be paid to a Planning Authority by an applicant in respect of a planning application.
The amount of the fee payable depends on the class of development proposed and the type of permission being sought.
There are 13 classes of development.
Schedule of Planning Fees
Application for Outline Permission:The fee for an application for Outline Permission is 3/4 of the standard fee for the particular class of development – subject to the minimum fee requirement.
Application for Permission Consequent on a Grant of Outline Permission:The fee for an application for Permission Consequent on a Grant of Outline Permission is one-quarter of the standard fee for the particular class of development – again subject to the minimum fee requirement.
Application for Permission: The fee for Permission is the amount indicated in Column 2 of the Scale of Fees for Planning Applications for the particular class of development – (see attached).
Application for Permission for Retention: The fee for this Permission is the amount in Column 3 of the Scale of Fees for Planning Applications for the particular class of development.
Refund of Fees: Where an application (not being an application for permission consequent on the grant of outline permission or an application for retention of unauthorised development) is either withdrawn before a decision to grant or refuse the relevant permission is made by the authority or determined by the Planning Authority or the Board and a subsequent such application is made by or on behalf of the same applicant, a refund of ¾ of the fee paid in respect of the subsequent application may be payable, subject to compliance with certain conditions. An application for a refund must be made in writing to the Planning Authority and received by them within the period of 8 weeks, beginning on the date of the giving of the decision of the Planning Authority in respect of the 2nd application.
Reduced Fees: There is provision in the Planning Regulations for a reduced fee amounting to one-quarter of the standard fee subject to the minimum/maximum fee requirement, in respect of certain applications. These applications include:
(i)An application for permission consequent on the grant of outline permission;
(ii)An application which relates to development which differs from development authorised by a previous permission by reason only of
a change in the type of house proposed or
(iii) The modification of the design or of the external appearance of a building or other structure
(iv) An application for permission for development which relates to development authorised by a permission to which section 96(15) of the Act applies (limited life of certain housing permissions Part V).
Exemptions from Fees: A fee is not payable in respect of a planning application which in the opinion of the Planning Authority consists of or comprises development proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of a voluntary organisation for use as social, recreational, educational or religious purposes, or as a workshop, training facility, hostel or other accommodation for persons with a disability or ancillary to the above and not to be used mainly for profit or gain the provision of houses or development ancillary to such provision which is proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of a body approved for the purposes of Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992 and is not to be used mainly for profit or gain.