Anger Over ‘Unfair’ Differences In Fees For People Building Homes In Rural Clare

Anger is being expressed at what is being labelled the “unfair” disparity in fees for those building in a rural area compared with those in towns and villages.

Clare County Council has voted to reduce the Development Contribution Scheme fee by 25 percent for in rural Clare, which sees those who are building a house under 200 square metres pay a fee once planning permission is accepted.

Now, those building in rural Clare will pay a fee of around €4,250 instead of €5,549 – but it’s still more than the 3,500 paid in towns and villages.


Lisseycasey Fianna Fáil Councillor PJ Kelly wanted to bring the higher figure in line with the urban one and he’s not pleased with this development: