Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy
The Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) is responsible for the preparation of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region. The RSES is subordinate to the National Planning Framework, and sets a regional context for the City Development Plan and the Local Economic and Community Plan, (LECP). The draft RSES is due to be published shortly for public consultation.
Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan
A key pillar of the NPF Strategy is to target significant future growth and development in all five of Ireland’s cities. The Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan (MASP) is a high level and long term strategic vision, to identify critical priorities for the sequencing and delivery of growth that supports the core city area. The Assembly will prepare a MASP for Cork, Limerick and Waterford respectively. Cork's draft MASP is due to be published shortly for public consultation, as part of the RSES.
Regional Planning Guidelines
The current regional policy document for Cork and Kerry is the South-West Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022. This will be succeeded by the adoption of the RSES in 2019.
Cork Area Strategic Plan 2001 - 2020
The Cork Area Strategic Plan (CASP) is a non-statutory strategic planning document prepared by Cork City Council and Cork County Council. It sets out key goals for the Cork Metropolitan Area to provide a strategy for significant enhancement in economic growth and accommodate population growth in the region. The 2001 strategy was updated in 2008. All relevant documents are set out below.