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Planning Fees

Class of Development Amount of Fee Amount of Fee for Retention Permission
1. The provision of a house. €65 €195, or €2.50 for each square metre of gross floor space for which permission is sought, whichever is the greater.
2.
  1. Any works for the carrying out of maintenance, improvement or other alteration of an existing house (including any works for the provision of an extension or the conversion for use as part of the house of any garage, store, shed or other structure).
  2. Any other works, including the erection, construction or alteration of structures, within or bounding the curtilage of an existing house, for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the house as such.
€34 €102, or €2.50 for each square metre of gross floor space for which permission is sought, whichever is the greater.
3. The provision of buildings or other structures for the purposes of agriculture or the keeping of greyhounds.
  1. In the case of buildings, €80 for each building, or €1 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided in excess of 50 square metres in the case of a building for the keeping of greyhounds or 200 square metres in any other case, whichever is the greater,
  2. in the case of any other structures, €80 for each structure, subject to a maximum of €300.
  1. In the case of buildings, €240 for each building, or €3 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided in excess of 50 square metres in the case of a building for the keeping of greyhounds or 200 square metres in any other case, whichever is the greater,
  2. in the case of any other structures, €240 for each structure,subject to a maximum of €900.
4. The provision of buildings other than buildings coming within class 1, 2 or 3. €80 for each building, or €3.60 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided, whichever is the greater. €240 for each building, or €10.80 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided, whichever is the greater.
5.
  1. The use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for intensive agricultural purposes.
  2. Initial afforestation.
  3. The replacement of broad-leaf high forest by conifer species.
  4. Peat extraction.

€5 for each hectare of site area.

€5 for each hectare of site area.

€80, or €5 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.

€5 for each hectare of site area.

€15 for each hectare of site area.

€15 for each hectare of site area.

€240, or €15 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.

€15 for each hectare of site area.

6. The use of land for:

  1. the winning and working of minerals,
  2. the deposit of refuse or waste.
€500, or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €1500, or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.

7. The use of land for:

  1. the keeping or placing of any tents, campervans, caravans or other structures (whether or not movable or collapsible) for the purpose of caravanning or camping or the sale of goods,
  2. the parking of motor vehicles,
  3. the open storage of motor vehicles or other objects or substances.
€80, or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €240, or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.
8. The provision on, in, over or under land of plant or machinery, or of tanks or other structures (other than buildings) for storage purposes. €200, or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €600, or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.
9. The provision of an advertisement structure or the use of an existing structure or other land for the exhibition of advertisements. €80, or €20 for each square metre, or part thereof, of advertising space to be provided, whichever is the greater. €240, or €60 for each square metre, or part thereof, of advertising space to be provided whichever is the greater.
10. The provision of overhead transmission or distribution lines for conducting electricity, or overhead telecommunications lines. €80, or €50 for each 1,000 metres length, or part thereof, whichever is the greater. €240, or €150 for each 1,000 metres length, or part thereof, whichever is the greater.
11. The use of land as a golf course or a pitch and putt course. €50 for each hectare of site area. €150 for each hectare of site area.
12. The use of land as a burial ground. €200, or €50 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €600, or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.
13. Development not coming within any of the foregoing classes. €80, or €10 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €240, or €30 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.

Reduced fees for certain types of applications

  1. The amount of fee payable in respect of an application for Outline Permission shall be three-quarters of the amount indicated in Column 2 of the Scale of Fees, opposite the mention of the relevant Class in Column 1, subject to minimum fee of €34.
  2. The amount of fee payable in respect of an application for Permission Consequent on a Grant of Outline Permission or for a change of house type or modification of design shall be one-quarter of the amount indicated in Column 2 of the Scale of Fees, opposite the mention of the relevant Class in Column 1, subject to minimum fee of €34.

Maximum and minimum fees for planning applications

  1. The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an outline application shall be €28,500.
  2. The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an application to which article 161 applies shall be €9,500.
  3. The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an application for permission for retention of unauthorised development applies shall be €125,000.
  4. The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of any planning application other than an application mentioned in paragraph 1, 2 or 3 shall be €38,000.
  5. The minimum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of a planning application shall be €34 and, in any case where the planning authority make a refund in respect of a planning application, the refund shall not be such as to reduce the balance of the fee to less than €34.

 

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