Development Contribution Rebate Scheme
Cork City Council seeks expressions of interest from builders/developers for participation in the new Development Contribution Rebate Scheme, as recently announced by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government in Circular letter PL13/2015. Development Contribution Rebate Scheme - Circular Letter PL13/2015. Eligibility is confined to developments of a minimum of 50 units which are completed and sold at a price below €250,000 during 2016 & 2017. 100% rebate will apply for dwellings with a sale price of up to €225,000, with an 80% rebate for sale prices of €225,000 - €250,000.
The Scheme is applicable to development contributions paid under Section 48 of the Planning & Development Act 2000, as amended, and excludes contributions paid or due to Irish Water. Contributions must be paid in respect of each qualifying dwelling and no alternative arrangement will be considered. An expression of interest including a project plan for the construction and sale of at least 50 units must be submitted. Part V, social housing units may be included but only the units on which contributions have been paid will be eligible for rebate.
The rebate will only be payable in accordance with the following conditions and criteria.
a. A minimum of 50 units which are sold at a price below €250,000. 100% rebate will apply for dwellings with a sale price of up to €225,000, with an 80% rebate for sale prices of €225,000 - €250,000.
b. Purchase contracts must be entered into after 1st January 2016 and certified copies of such contracts must be submitted.
c. Evidence of completion certificates will also be required. Sale must be to entity other than developer.
d. No interest shall be payable in relation to the paid contributions.
e. Evidence of up to date tax compliance of the beneficiary of the rebate must be submitted.
f. The claimant Developer will be reimbursed by the Council on receipt of the rebate from the Infrastructure Fund administered by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government.
g. Rebates shall be payable in 2 tranches at the beginning of 2017 and 2018 subject to a minimum of 50 units being sold.
h. Random inspections of individual sites will be carried out, by the Housing Inspectorate of the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, to ensure compliance with the Scheme.
If you are satisfied that you are or will be undertaking a development that meets this criteria you should submit an expression of interest and project plan, including the details set out below to Cork City Council, Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.
Expressions of Interest - Notice to Builders / Developers
Expressions of interest are sought from builders / developers for the building and sale of eligible housing units as per the conditions and criteria set out in Circular PL 13/ 2015, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Company Tax / VAT number;
Tax Clearance Certificate;
Location of Project / Scheme;
Planning Permission Reference Number;
Total number of housing units permitted under planning permission;
Total number already completed;
Total number already sold;
Number of Eligible Units proposed to be built & sold in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017;
Timescale for the commencement, completion and sale of eligible units under the scheme.
In accordance with resolutions of Cork City Council, applications will be considered for partial waiver of Development Contributions payable under Cork City Council's General Development Contributions Scheme.
The rates contained in the scheme are subject to indexation and are updated on a quarterly basis in line with the Consumer Price Index as published by the Central Statistics Office.
The development contributions scheme relating to planning permissions granted before 28th April 2009 are subject to the General Development Contributions Scheme 2004 and Supplementary Development Contributions Scheme 2004.
The Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) also allows Cork City Council to charge “Special Contributions” under section 48 (2)(c) of the Act. This is intended to allow the planning authority to require a specific contribution in addition to the General and Supplementary Development Contribution Schemes. The City Council requires Special Contributions where specific exceptional costs not covered by a scheme are incurred in respect of public infrastructure and facilities which benefit the proposed development. These Special Contributions charges are required by means of a specific condition on a planning permission.
Development Contributions Scheme 2017-2021(855KB)