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Update of the Cork Area Strategic Plan

Draft Strategy for Additional Economic and Population Growth
Public Invitation for Submissions

The Cork Area Strategic Plan, CASP, originally adopted in 2001, is currently being updated.   The Cork City and County Councils have appointed a leading, multi-disciplinary team of consultants, led by Indecon International Economic Consultants in association with RPS Group and Savills HOK, to update the plan. The intention is that the Cork Planning Authorities will adopt the Strategy and include it within their Development Plans.

In advance of this, a Draft Strategy has been prepared by the consultants and a Public Consultation is being carried out on this Draft. Interested members of the public are therefore invited to make submissions or observations to the consultancy team. The closing date for receipt of the submissions is 4 p.m., Friday, 6th June 2008.

Copies of the Draft Strategy may be inspected and purchased (price €20), (each day excluding weekends and public holidays from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.), from Monday, 19th May at the:

  1. Planning Policy Unit, Floor 13, Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork .

  2. Planning Directorate public desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork .

  3. On the websites of Cork City Council ( and Cork County Council (


A CD-ROM of the Draft Strategy has also been prepared and is available for purchase.

Copies of the Draft Strategy will also be available for inspection at the following Libraries:

  1. Cork County Library Headquarters, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork and the Branch Libraries at Ballincollig, Bandon, Blarney, Carrigaline, Cobh, Fermoy, Glanmire, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Passage West and Youghal and,

  2. Cork City Library Headquarters, Grand Parade, Cork and City Branch Libraries at Mayfield, Hollyhill, Douglas, St. Mary’s Road, Tory Top Road and Bishopstown.

As part of this process an invitation is also issued to any individuals, businesses, representative organisations or other groups who would like to make a formal submission to the consultancy team.

Submissions should be made by email or in writing to the consultancy team by Friday, 6th June, details as below:

William H. Batt,
Divisional Director,
Indecon International Economic Consultants,
Indecon House,
Dublin 2.


Conall MacAongusa,
RPS Consulting Engineers,
Co. Cork .





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