Waiver on development and water levies for homebuilders extended

The exemptions were first introduced last year in a bid to stem the impact of construction material inflation on house prices

Darragh O’ Brien, the housing minister, at the Housing for All press conference in Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. Picture: Government Information Service

The government has extended a scheme for developers that waives the need to pay contributions towards councils’ infrastructure budgets and water connection charges.

Under each planning application, developers are required to pay levies to the relevant local authority to cover the costs of roads, public infrastructure and water connections.

Last year, a waiver and rebate scheme was introduced by government in a bid to stem the impact of construction inflation on house prices. It was ...