Planning authority rejected 80% of appeals against new land hoarding tax

Landowners - including heavy-weight developers - now exploring legal challenges to An Bord Pleanála rulings

ABP: The planning authority has received 608 appeals challenging the imposition of the new land hoarding tax, which is due to come into effect in February 2024 and will charge owners of vacant land a 3 per cent levy on the site’s market value. Picture: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A large majority of landowners, including some of the state’s biggest developers, have failed in their appeals contesting the government’s new land hoarding tax.

A Business Post analysis of appeals lodged against the new Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) has shown that An Bord Pleanála has rejected close to 80 per cent of appeals to date.