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Strategic housing development cases: Fees

Pre-application consultation
Applications (section 4)
Applying for alteration of an existing planning permission granted under section 34 of the Planning and Development Act
Submission of an EIAR or NIS with your application
Alteration requests
Screening and scoping requests
Oral hearing request
Making a submission or observation on an application (section 8)
Organisations or individuals who pay no fees on observations on a strategic housing development application

Applications for proposed strategic housing developments are defined in the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016, as amended. These applications are submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála after a pre-application consultation.

 

Pre-application consultation

Pre-application consultation Fee

HP1

You want to request a pre-application consultation.

€1,500

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Applications (section 4)

Application Fee

HA1A

You are applying to build housing. Basic fee for each housing unit.

If you are applying to build student accommodation, 2 bed spaces = 1 housing unit. So if your application is for 200 bed spaces, your fee will be equal to the fee for 100 housing units.

€130 per unit

HA1B

You are applying for other uses on the land, and the zoning permits the use. Cost per square metre of gross floor space up to 4,500 square metres.

€7.20 per square metre to a maximum of €32,400

Important note for fees HA1A to HA3
There is a limit on the total fee that can be charged. The total fee cannot be more than €80,000 for HA1A, HA1B, HA1C, HA2, or HA3 together. This limit does not apply to fees HA4 to HA11.

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Applying for alteration of an existing planning permission granted under section 34 of the Planning and Development Act

Alteration application Fee

HA1C

If you are making an application under the strategic housing development provisions and altering an existing planning permission granted under section 34 of the Planning and Development Acts (as amended), the fee for fee types HA1A and HA1B is reduced by 50%.

50% of HA1A or HA1B

Important note for fees HA1A to HA3
There is a limit on the total fee that can be charged. The total fee cannot be more than €80,000 for HA1A, HA1B, HA1C, HA2, or HA3 together. This limit does not apply to fees HA4 to HA11.

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Submission of an EIAR or NIS with your application

Submission of an EIAR or NIS with your application Fee

HA2

Submission of EIAR

€10,000

HA3

Submission of NIS

€10,000

Important note for fees HA1A to HA3
There is a limit on the total fee that can be charged. The total fee cannot be more than €80,000 for HA1A, HA1B, HA1C, HA2, or HA3 together. This limit does not apply to fees HA4 to HA11.

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Alteration requests

Alteration requests Fee

HA4*

Request for an alteration under section 146B of the Planning and Development Act 2000.

€30,000

*Note for fee HA4
Where cost recovery applies, fees are offset against costs incurred. Please contact us for further information.

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Screening and scoping requests

Screening and scoping requests Fee

HA5

Screening for environmental impact assessment report (EIAR)

€1,000

HA6

Screening for appropriate assessment (AA)

€1,000

HA7

Scoping for environmental impact assessment report (EIAR)

€5,000

HA8

Scoping for Natura impact statement (NIS)

€5,000

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Oral hearing request

Oral hearing request Fee

HA9

You want to request that An Bord Pleanála hold an oral hearing on a strategic housing development application.

€50

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Making a submission or observation on an application (section 8)

Making a submission or observation on an application Fee

HA10

You want to make a submission or observation on a strategic housing development application.

€20

HA11

You are a person or organisation that is exempt from paying a fee on a submission or observation on a strategic housing development application (see the list).

No fee

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Organisations or individuals who pay no fees on observations on a strategic housing development application

(a) A local or planning authority

(b) A body referred to in article 28 or 137 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, for example:

  • A local or planning authority
  • Certain ministers of Government
  • An Chomhairle Ealaíon
  • Fáilte Ireland
  • Shannon Free Airport Company Limited
  • An Taisce
  • The Heritage Council
  • A regional authority
  • Inland Fisheries Ireland
  • Waterways Ireland
  • Irish Aviation Authority
  • An airport operator
  • CIÉ
  • Commission for Railway Regulation
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
  • National Transport Authority
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Health Service Executive (HSE)
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • The Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
  • Irish Water

(c) The Royal Irish Academy

(d) A State authority, for example:

  • A minister of the Government
  • The Commissioners of Public Works (OPW)

(e) A Transboundary State that is a member of the European Union other than Ireland or a party to the Transboundary Convention.

(f) A development agency, for example:

  • The Industrial Development Agency (Ireland)
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • The Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • The National Building Agency
  • The Grangegorman Development Agency
  • A local authority

(g) Any other person prescribed by the Minister for the purposes of Part IX of the Planning and Development Act 20001

1 Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 covers the making of planning schemes for strategic development zones. Under article 179 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, a regional authority whose area includes a draft strategic development zone planning scheme and a planning or local authority whose area is within or adjacent to the strategic development zone site(s) are designated as prescribed authorities for section 169 of the Planning and Development Acts.

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Last modified: 20/07/2020