The Lord Mayor, Cllr Catherine Clancy, welcomed the public consultation on the recently published Draft Cork City Development Plan when she visited a public consultation on its contents on Friday lunchtime at Blackpool Shopping Centre.
The Lord Mayor said:
‘The new Cork City Development Plan is the most important document prepared by Cork City Council. It will influence every development in the city over the next six years and thus will impact directly on the lives of each citizen. It is vital that people understand what is being proposed for their area and, on a broader scale, what direction the city will take over the period to 2021. We want people to give their views on the Draft Plan by making a submission and these submissions will be considered by the City Councillors in September when they meet to discuss the report on this consultation phase.’
The Blackpool exhibition is one of a series held in venues around the city during the past week as part of the public consultation on the new Draft Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021. The Draft Development Plan sets out the vision for how Cork will develop between now and 2021. It includes measures to promote regeneration of the City Centre, an economic strategy for the city, measures to tackle climate change and proposals for new city parks and better public realm.
The Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Clancy at the Cork City Development Plan Exhibition in the Blackpool Shopping Centre
pictured with Thomas Watt, Cork City Council, John Hartnett, Manager Blackpool Shopping Centre, Ann Bogan, Cork City Council
and Ray Roche, Cork City Council.
The exhibition will also be on display in City Hall from May 19th-30th Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The Plan can also be viewed on line at www.corkcitydevelopmentplan.ie and at public libraries, and City Hall.
Submissions can be made through the website: www.corkcitydevelopmentplan.ie or by post to Mr Patrick Ledwidge, Director of Services, Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate, City Hall, Cork. The closing date for the receipt of submissions is 4.00pm Tuesday 17 June 2014.
Following the consultation process the City Council will take account of all submissions and where appropriate make changes to the Plan. The final Plan will be adopted and come into operation in Spring 2015.