Forty-nine housing estates in Donegal exempt from Property Tax

Forty-nine housing estates in Donegal exempt from Property Tax
Forty-nine ‘ghost’ estates in Donegal are among 1,770 across the country which will be exempt from the new Local Property Tax.

Forty-nine ‘ghost’ estates in Donegal are among 1,770 across the country which will be exempt from the new Local Property Tax.

The Dept. of the Environment has today published a list of all the unfinished estates where owners will not be liable for the tax, and released details of a waiver which will apply.

Most of these estates are also on the Department’s list of those exempt from the Household Charge. There are 101 such housing estates in Donegal, and 1,322 across the country.

The new Local Property Tax is due to come into effect from the second half of the year.

The deadline for paper returns is 7 May, while online returns can be made until 28 May.

The tax is calculated on the value of the property and is self-assessed by the owner.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan commented: “It is right and proper that households in unfinished developments should be exempt from payment of the Local Property Tax. The number of properties eligible for a waiver reflects the progress made in tackling unfinished housing developments, as well as the more objective approach to categorisation applied to the 2012 National Housing Development Survey.

“I would urge people not to assume that just because they were eligible for a waiver from the household charge they will be eligible for an exemption from the local property tax. The list has changed substantially, reflecting the improvements made by local authorities in resolving problems in unfinished housing developments. There is plenty of information out there. People can contact their local authority or check the local authority website for the list of developments to which the exemption.”

Estates exempt from Local Property Tax

An Gallan, Townsparks, Letterkenny Road, Convoy

An Garran, Orchard Grove, Ballyraine, Letterkenny

An Gleann Amhain, Faugher, Glencolmcille

An Gleann Rua, Killylastin, Letterkenny

Aras ui Domhaill, Holiday Village, Milford

Ard Aoibheann, Townalarry, Donegal Town

Ard Na Greine, Ardara Road, Ardara

Carrowmullin Heights, Fahan

Church Meadows, Figart, Dunfanaghy

Clara Meadows, Culduff

Clós Naomh Chonall, Church Rd, Glenties

Cluain Airne, The Glebe, Ramelton Rd, Letterkenny

Cluain Arden, Rockhill, Portnablagh

Cois na hAbhann, Mailin Village, Malin

Conaberry, Tullyarvan, Buncrana

Crave of the Wave, The Causeway, Magharacar, Bundoran

Development under PP red 08/31063, Main Street, Gortahork

Development under PP ref 00/2713, Radharc na Tra, Falcarragh

Development under PP ref 02/147, Keenaghan, Kilcar

Development under PP ref 03/4123, Altaghaderry, Killea, Carrigans

Development under PP ref 04/8071 98/1213, Umlagh, Carrigart

Development under PP ref 05/2185, Derrynacarrow, Doochary

Development under PP ref 06/40240, Cathedral Hill, Raphoe

Development under PP ref 07/50245, Croaghross, Portsalon

Development under PP ref 97/1683, 99/2452, Faugher, Portnablagh

Doran Close, Drumacrin, Bundoran

Drumbarron Park, Glenties Road, Ardara

Gerad’s Way, Churchland, Malin Road, Carndonagh

Glenbree, Dristernan, Gleneely

Glor na d’Tonn, Doorin Line, Mountcharles

Lennon Grove, Ramelton, Donegal

Lios na Greine, Lisneannan, Letterkenny

Manorcunningham, Drein, Monnorcunningham

Monreagh, Monreagh, Burnfoot

New Park Gardens, Ballynally, Moville

Oak Grove, Kill, Dunfanaghy

Radharc an Chuain, Ballyboe, Ramelton

Radharc an Clochan, Chapel road, Dungloe

Radharc an tSeascann, Pole Road, Meenamore

Raymoghey Heights, Raymoghey, Manorcunningham

Ross na Mhuillinn, Carrigans, Lifford

Stracomer Hill, Tullan Strand Road, Bundoran

Swilly View, Raymoghey, Manorchunningham

Sycamore Ave, Dooish, Ballybofey

The Glebe, Mountcharles

The Park (Blue Cedars), Dooish, Ballybofey

The Race Course, KIllmacrennan

Urlann Glas, Lisnennan, Letterkenny

Woodside, Churchland, Carndonagh

What is an Unfinished Housing Estate Waiver?

The legislation provides that an owner of residential property which is situated in an unfinished estate, within the meaning contained in the Local Government (Household Charges) Act 2011, on the liability date (1 January 2012) is entitled to a waiver from payment of the Household Charge in respect of that property for that year.

A national survey of unfinished housing developments was carried out in 2011 by officials from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with the Planning Departments of the various local authorities. As part of this survey, all unfinished developments were examined and categorised along the following lines:

Category 1: the development is still being actively completed by the developer;

Category 2: a receiver has been appointed;

Category 3: a receiver has not been appointed and the developer is still in place but effectively inactive; and

Category 4: the development has been effectively abandoned and is posing serious problems for residents.

Only categories 3 and 4 unfinished housing estates qualify for the waiver.

A person who, on 1 January 2012, is an owner of a residential property in an unfinished development contained in the prescribed list is entitled to claim a waiver from payment of the Household Charge in 2012. This prescribed list consists only of developments under Categories 3 and 4. Persons claiming entitlement to a waiver must complete the Household Charge registration form.

List of Category 3 and 4 Unfinished Housing Estates eligible for Waiver for Houseshold Charge

1-4 Magheraclogher, Magheraclogher, Bunbeg

Amalfi Court, Lisnena,n Letterkenny

An Gallan, Letterkenny Rd., Convoy,

An Garran, Orchard Grove, Letterkenny

An Gleann Amhain, Faugher, Glencolmcille

An Gleann Rua, Killylastin, Letterkenny

An lagan, Killylastin, Letterkenny

An Mullan, Kildrum Upper, Killea

Aras ui Domhnaill Holiday Village, Milford

Ard Alainn, Croaghross, Portsalon,

Ard Aoibheann, Townalarry, Donegal Town

Ard na Greine, Ardara Rd., Ardara

Bridge View, Station Road, Lifford

Bru Na Mara, Ardeskin, Donegal

Church Meadows, Figart, Dunfanaghy

Churchland, Malin Road, Carndonagh

Clar Na Si, Clar Donegal Town

Cluain Airne, The Glebe, Ramelton Rd., Letterkenny

Cluain Ard Killyclug, Letterkenny

Cluain Arden, Rockhill, Portnablagh

Cluain na Fine, Navenny Lower, Ballybofey

Conaberry, Tullyarvan, Buncrana

Corran Binne, Horn Head Rd., Dunfanaghy

Cruach Na Cille, Ballyraine, Letterkenny

Cuan na Ri, Aghadachor, Carrigart

Cuirt na Ri ,Old Laghy Rd., Donegal Town

Culdaff Manor, Culdaff

Drom Ard Ave, Ramelton Rd, Letterkenny

Drumbarron Pk., Glenties Rd,. Ardara

Eden Bay, Main Street, Bundoran

Forest View, Stranolar Road, Killygordon

Gleann Aibhin,n Clonbeg, Buncrana

Glen Ea, Gortnamucklagh, Glenties

Glenbree, Dristernan, Gleneely

Glor na Dtonn, Doorin Line Mountcharles

Gort na Greine, Carnamogagh, Letterkenny

Lios Na Greine, Lisneannan, Letterkenny

Lough Fearn Heights ,Forquar, Milford

New Park Gardens, Ballynally, Moville

Nursing Home & Retirement Village, Altaghaderry, Killea

Oak Grove, Kill, Dunfanaghy

Oakfield Close, Ballymacarry Lower, Buncrana

Oran Hill, Carnamogagh, MountainTop Rd, Letterkenny

Pairc Allison, Raphoe Rd., Castlefin

Plan Ref 01/7309, Shore Road Apartments, Ramelton

Plan Ref 02/147, Keenaghan, Kilcar

Plan Ref 02/8397, Mullaboy Rd. Castlefinn

Plan Ref 03/7323, Croaghross, Portsalon

Plan Ref 04/11056, Grianan Park, Burnfoot

Plan Ref 04/1129, Silver Bay Dev., Ballintra

Plan Ref 04/1369, Portnason, Ballyshannon

Plan Ref 04/5916, Muff

Plan Ref 04/8270, Lennon Grove, Ramelton

Plan Ref 046406, Carnamonagh Apts., Letterkenny

Plan Ref 05/20288, Ross Avenue, Bundoran

Plan Ref 05/2185, Derrynacarrow, Doochary

Plan Ref 05/70889, Swilly View, Carrigans

Plan Ref 06/20193, Gannew & Curreen Rd, Glencolmcille

Plan Ref 06/20372, Single St., Finner, Bundoran

Plan Ref 06/21208, The Glebe, Mountcharles

Plan Ref 06/30971, Ardara Rd., Glenties

Plan Ref 06/40151, Manorcunningham

Plan Ref 06/40240, Cathedral Hill, Raphoe

Plan Ref 06/51669, Cuan na Tra, Kerrykeel

Plan Ref 06/71281, Monreag,h Burnfoot

Plan Ref 07/20237, Drumrooske, Donegal Town

Plan Ref 07/30240, Station Rd., Falcarragh

Plan Ref 07/30296, Figart ,Dunfanaghy

Plan Ref 07/70007, Cockhill Road, Buncrana

Plan Ref 08/20133, Ballyloughan, Bruckless

Plan Ref 08/31063, Main St.,

Plan Ref 99/2452, Faugher, Portnablagh

Pound Lake Sanctuar,y Lackagh Rd., Portnoo

Quinn Place, Navenny, Ballybofey

Radharc an Chuain, Ballyboe, Ramelton

Radharc an Clochan Chapel Rd., Dungloe

Radharc an tSeascann, Pole Road, Meenamore

Radharc na Coille, Drumkeen

Raymoghey Heights, Manorcunningham

Riverwood, Gulladoo, Moville

Ros na Mhuillinn, Carrigans

Springfield, Carrowreagh Road, Carndonagh

Swilly View, Raymoghey, Manorcunningham

Sycamore Ave., Dooish, Ballybofey

The Beeches, Navenny Upper, Ballybofey

The Courtyard, Ballymacarry, Buncrana

The Forest, Ballymacool, Letterkenny

The Rockery, Dunwiley, Stranorlar

Urlar Glas, Lisneannan, Letterkenny

Windward Drive, Ardeskin, Donegal Town

Woodlands, Churchland, Carndonagh.