Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 08 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Planning Issues.
Mr. Eamon Ryan Mr. Eamon Ryan
207. Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the phenomenon of recent property inflation of up to 20% in areas located on proposed public transport routes, such as Cherrywood, south County Dublin and Dunboyne, County Meath; if the Government will be introducing amendments to legislation to ensure that local authorities can request that developers make higher contributions for public transport in proportion to the property inflation profits within the new transport corridor areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9212/06]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: Under the Planning and Development Act 2000, planning auth orities have been enabled to adopt supplementary development contributions schemes in order to help pay for particular public infrastructure services or projects, including the provision of particular rail, light rail or other public transport infrastructure.
A number of local authorities have adopted these schemes, including Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in respect of the proposed extension of the Luas line to Cherrywood. It is appropriate that supplementary development contributions should help to ensure that developers in certain areas which are benefiting from major public investment in public transport and other infrastructure are contributing to the cost of that infrastructure. It is not proposed to amend the legislation in this regard.
Question No. 208 answered with Question No. 30.
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