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The Cork City Development Plan 2004 was adopted by Council on 8th December 2003 and came into effect on 5th January 2004. This plan has now been superceded by the City Development Plan 2009 - 2015 and so is no longer the statutory planning policy document for the City. The full text of the 2004 plan remains on the website however for reference and research purposes.

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FOREWORD AND CONTENTS(713KB)

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION(563KB)

Introduction 2
Overall Goals 2
Strategic Aims 3
Structure of the Plan 4
Local Planning 4

CHAPTER 2: STRATEGIC CONTEXT(1,696KB)

National Spatial Strategy And Cork Area Strategic Plan 6
The CASP Strategy – Key Concepts 6
Population Growth 8
Employment Growth 9
CASP Economic Strategy 9
The Strategy for the City 10
The City: Strengths and Opportunities 10

CHAPTER 3: ENTERPRISE AND EMPLOYMENT(844KB)

Introduction 14
Employment activity in the City 14
Offices 16
Business and Technology (office-based industry) 19
Light industry (and related uses) 20
General Employment Policies 20
Retail Policy 23
Commercial leisure 33
Tourism 33
The Arts 35
The Education and health sectors 36

CHAPTER 4: TRANSPORTATION(1,536KB)

Introduction 38
Land Use and Transportation 38
Public Transport 39
Cycling 43
Walking and Pedestrianisation 44
 Road Transport 45
Traffic Management 46
Car Parking 47
Park and Ride Strategy 49
Mobility Management Plans 49
Cork Port 50
Cork Airport 50

CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL ISSUES AND HOUSING(971KB)

Introduction 52
Social Inclusion 52
Housing Policy 55
Special Needs Housing 63
Provision of Community Facilities (including childcare and healthcare) 66

CHAPTER 6: BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN DESIGN(884KB)

Introduction 70
Archaeology 71
Conservation of the built heritage 73
Areas of Special Character 76
Urban design 83

CHAPTER 7: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT(640KB)

Introduction 92
Sustainability and Energy Efficiency 92
Surface Water Quality 96
Waste Water Collection and Treatment 98
Solid Waste Management Strategy 99
Litter 102
Air Quality 102
Noise Pollution 103
Contaminated Lands 103

CHAPTER 8: NATURAL HERITAGE AND RECREATION(788KB)

Introduction 106
Natural Heritage & Recreation Policies 106
Natural Heritage 107
Landscape Protection 108
Nature Conservation Designations 111
Recreation 114
Strategic Projects 118

CHAPTER 9: CITY CENTRE AND DOCKLANDS(1,561KB)

Introduction 122
City Centre Commercial Core Area 124
Inner City Residential Neighbourhoods 130
Access to the City Centre, Traffic Management and the Public Realm 131
City Centre Implementation Policies 137
Cork City Docklands 138


City Centre / Docklands Zoning and Development Objectives:
(Includes Ordnance Survey Ireland data reproduced under OSi Licence number 2003/07/Cork City Council. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland copyright. © Ordnance Survey Ireland, 2004).

Map Legends(247KB)

Fig 9.1 City Centre Zonings Objectives 137
Fig 9.2 City Centre Development Objectives 139
Fig 9.4 Docklands Zoning Objectives 145
Fig 9.5 Docklands Development Objectives 147

Fig 9.1 City Centre Zonings Objectives(316KB)

Fig 9.2 City Centre Development Objectives(354KB)

Fig 9.4 Docklands Zoning Objectives(269KB)

Fig 9.5 Docklands Development Objectives(296KB)

CHAPTER 10: SUBURBAN AREAS(945KB)

Introduction 150
Land Use Zonings 150
Northern Suburbs 153
North West 153
North East 157
Southern Suburbs 161
South East 161
South Centre 166
South West 167

South West Suburban Zoning and Development Objectives:
(Includes Ordnance Survey Ireland data reproduced under OSi Licence number 2003/07/Cork City Council. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland copyright. © Ordnance Survey Ireland, 2004).

Map Legends(247KB)

Suburban Map 10.1 - NorthWest Sector Zoning(829KB)

Suburban Map 10.2 - Northeast Sector Zonings(857KB)

Suburban Map 10.3 - Southeast Sector Zonings(859KB)

Suburban Map 10.4 - South Centre Sector Zonings(963KB)

Suburban Map 10.5 - South West Sector Zonings(883KB)

CHAPTER 11: DEVELOPMENT CONTROL STANDARDS(1,536KB)

Introduction 178
The Design and Planning Process 178
New Residential Development 179
Design and Layout of Residential Development - Controls and Safeguards 180
Changes of Use and Alterations to Dwellings 185 Commercial Development - General Considerations 186
Commercial Development other than Shopping and Office Developments 187
Signage 189
Telecommunications 197
Environmental Issues 197
Conservation and Archaeology 192
Community Development 193
Access for All 194
Accessibility 194
Development Contributions 196

CHAPTER 12: ENVIRONMENTAL APPRAISAL(177KB)

Introduction 198
Environmental Appraisals Approach 198
Appraisal Process to Date 198
Review and Monitoring 200

INDEX AND GLOSSARY(362KB)

Index 201
List of Abbreviations 205
Glossary 206

the Cork Joint Housing Strategy, which is part of this plan, is unchanged from that adopted by the Cork Local Authorities in 2001, apart fromthe changes outlined in Chapter 5: Social Issues and Housing. It comes in a separate two-volume document.

The Record of Protected Structures forms Volume 2 of this Plan.(3,471KB)

 
 
TABLES Page Number
Table 2.1 CASP Population Projections 8
Table 2.2 Population Change – Cork City Sectors 9
Table 2.3 CASP Employment Projections 9
 
 
Table 3.1 Employment Change by City Sector 15
Table 3.2 Cork Retail Centres Hierarchy 24
Table 3.3 Existing Neighbourhood Centres 26
Table 3.4 Additional Retail Floorspace 2001-2011 (Comparison: sq.m. rounded to nearest 500 sq. m.) 27
Table 3.5 Additional Retail Floorspace 2001-2011 (Comparison: sq.m. rounded to nearest 500 sq. m.) 27
 
 
Table 4.1 Suburban Road Transport Measures 45
Table 5.1 Number of dwelling units required
within the City to 2011
57
Table 5.2 Private House Completions for Cork City and Environs 1996–2001 57
Table 5.3 Indicative Targets for Housing Size and Distribution 59
Table 5.4 Average price of new Houses in
Cork 1996-2002
59
 
 
Table 8.1 Landscape Protection Zones 108
Table 8.2 New / Upgraded Amenity Routes 117
Table 9.1 Potential Extensions to the CCRA 127
Table 9.2 Programme of Proposed Public Realm Improvement Projects 137
Table 9.3 Key Pedestrian Junction Improvements 137
 
 
Table 11.1 Indicative Plot Ratios 181
Table 11.2 Private Open Space Standards 182
Table 11.3 Residential Car Parking Standards 182
Table 11.4 Areas for which One Parking Space
is Required
195
 
 
Table 12.1 Policy Appraisal Matrix 199
 
 
FIGURES Page Number
Fig. 2.1 CASP Area 7
Fig. 2.2 Structure Diagram for Metropolitan Cork 8
 
 
Fig.3.1 Employment Change in Cork City by
Activity 1996-2001
15
 
 
Fig. 4.1 Schematic Public Transport Map for Cork 2020 39
Fig. 4.2 Modal Shift In Transport 39
Fig. 4.3 Green Routes with Park and Ride Sites 41
 
 
Fig. 5.1 Special requirements for social housing balance
in certain city wards
60
 
 
Fig. 6.1 Area of Archaeological Potential 72
Fig. 6.2 Landmark Buildings 85
 
 
Fig. 8.1 Proposed Natural Heritage Areas 112
 
 
Fig 9.3 Docklands Precincts 140
 
 
City Centre / Docklands Zoning and Development Objectives:
Fig 9.1 City Centre Zonings
Fig 9.2 City Centre Objectives
Fig 9.4 Docklands Zoning
Fig 9.5 Docklands Objectives
see separate pdfs above



 
 
Suburban Zoning and Development Objectives:
Fig 10.1 Northwest Sector Zonings
Fig. 10.2 Northeast Sector Zonings
Fig. 10.3 Southeast Sector Zonings
Fig. 10.4 South Centre Sector Zonings
Fig. 10.5 Southwest Sector Zonings

 


see separate pdfs above