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Welcome to Cork City Council’s Planning Homepage.  Cork City Council aims to make Cork City, Ireland’s second city, the best place that it can possibly be – a city to rival any other European city of equivalent status and size. Our core mission is to make Cork the kind of place that you would like it to be - a fantastic place to live, work, invest and play. The vision of the Planning Department is to facilitate and promote the highest quality planning and sustainable development, given the powers granted to it under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The job of the planning department, in partnership with key stakeholders and the citizens of Cork, is to manage Cork’s evolution and its physical, economic, social and cultural development. More information on Planning...

You can search/view details of planning applications, planning permissions and other planning datasets by using the following links:

As local planning authority Cork City Council consults on a range of statutory and non-statutory planning issues under the Planning and Development Act 2000. The following are currently live proposals that we invite you to take a look at:

Statutory Consultations

This list includes links to current statutory notices:




The City Council is responsible for providing a strategic planning framework for the city to provide a context for decisions relating to investment, infrastructure and development. The following links will take you to a number of key city plans:

Development Plan Blackpool Village CASP image South Docks image

Cork City is a key player in shaping the nature of development in the city and seeking to ensure that development is sustainable and balanced in the interests of the common good.


  • Major developments granted so far this year
  • Current applications
  • City Council developments
  • Previous years

2008 / School of Music

This award-winning building in a prominent riverside location houses Cork’s prodigious school of music and Ireland’s only purpose-built school of music.

2008, RIAI Irish Architecture Awards (Best Educational Building Category), Winner.

School of Music 1    School of Music 2

In order to ensure that development in Cork City is both orderly and of a high standard part of the role of the Planning Directorate is to make sure that development has the necessary permissions under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). Unauthorised development relates to developments and/or uses that are in breach of the planning laws. The role of ensuring that all development has the necessary permissions is also known as Planning Enforcement.

A development is unauthorised when :-

  • Planning permission is required and has not been obtained.
  • Planning permission was granted but the development is not being carried out in accordance with the plans lodged or conditions of the planning permission granted.
  • The development It does not comply with all the conditions and limitations to qualify a development as exempt.

More information about Planning Enforcement, how to make a complaint against an unauthorised development and forms is available.

Planning and Development News

Structures at Risk Fund 2012

Completed forms have to be submitted to Cork City Council by 4 pm, Tuesday 17 April 2012. Cork City Council then makes an application to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht by Friday 20 April 2012 once it has assessed the applications.

North Main Street ACA and Cornmarket Street Painting Scheme 2011

A view of St. Patrick's Street at Night 

St. Patrick's Street at night
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Development Management (021) 492 4564
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ckc-typewriter-icon-58w.jpgPlanning and Development Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

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