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Guide to Fees payable to the Board - 2007

This guide does not purport to be a legal interpretation of the fees payable to the Board. A copy of the Board’s order determining fees under the Planning Acts is obtainable from the Board. Further information about fees under other legislation may be found in the appropriate legislation and is also available from the Board. See also http://www.pleanala.ie/guide/fees_order.htm


Case Type

On or before 7th December 2007

On or after 10th December 2007


Planning Acts (1)



a.

Application for strategic infrastructure development or a request to alter the terms of such development already permitted or approved.

Nil

€100,000 (2)

b.

Appeal against a decision of a planning authority on a planning application relating to commercial development (3), made by the person by whom the planning application was made, where the application relates to unauthorised development.

€1,900

€4,500 or

€9,000 if EIS involved (4)

c.

Appeal against a decision of a planning authority on a planning application relating to commercial development (3), made by the person by whom the planning application was made, other than an appeal mentioned at (b).

€630

€1,500 or

€3,000 if EIS involved (4)

d.

Appeal against a decision of a planning authority on a planning application made by the person by whom the planning application was made, where the application relates to unauthorised development, other than an appeal mentioned at (b) or (c).

€630

€660

e.

Appeal other than an appeal mentioned at (b), (c), (d) or (g) (5).

€210

€220

f.

Application for leave to appeal.

€105

€110

g.

Appeal following a grant of leave to appeal.

€105

€110

h.

Referral.

€210

€220

i.

Reduced fee (payable by specified bodies (6)).

€105

€110

j.

Submissions or observations (by ‘observer’) on strategic infrastructure development applications, appeals and referrals.

€50 (7)

€50

k.

Request from a party for an oral hearing of an appeal or referral.

€95

€50


Water Pollution Acts




Appeal.

€126

€126


Reduced fee (payable by certain prescribed bodies).

€63

€63


Submissions or observations (by observer).

€38

€38


Request from a party for an oral hearing of an appeal or referral.

€63

€63


Air Pollution Act




Appeal.

€60

€60


Submissions or observations (by observer).

€10

€10


Request from a party for an oral hearing.

€60

€60


Building Control Act




Appeal.

€250

€250

(1) Fees under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations 2001 (SI 525 of 2001) apply to appeals and other matters where the application or other matter was made to the planning authority before 11th March 2002.

(2) In a case where the Board can recover the costs of determining the application, the fee will be offset against such costs.

(3) Commercial development includes 2 or more dwellings. See Board’s order determining fees and its appeal guide.

(4) The higher fee applies where an environmental impact statement (EIS) was submitted to the planning authority under section 172(1) of the 2000 Planning Act or article 103(1) of the 2001 Planning Regulations except where the appeal relates solely to a section 48 / 49 development / supplementary development contribution scheme and/or a special financial contribution.

(5) Applies to:- (i) All third party appeals except where the appeal follows a grant of leave to appeal; (ii) First party normal planning appeals (section 37) not involving commercial or unauthorised development, or an EIS; (iii) All other appeals (non-section 37).

(6) These bodies are specified in the Board’s order which determined fees. They include planning authorities and certain other bodies, e.g. National Roads Authority, Fáilte Ireland, who have a statutory role under planning legislation.

(7) This fee does not apply to submissions or observations relating to strategic infrastructure development before 10th December 2007.

Source: An Bord Pleanala, 12-09-2007

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