Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 June 2022
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Chapter 3 - Central Government Funding of Local Authorities
May I ask Mr. Doyle about the collection of planning charges by local authorities? I have seen some estates where, for instance, up to €1 million is being paid in planning charges but the local authority does not then respond by providing services to that area. That money is not ring-fenced to the area in question, so one could come back five, ten or 15 years later and none of the services will have been improved, even though a huge amount in planning charges was collected.