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:
Cork City Council is obliged under The Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2014 to consult the general public, local interest groups, stakeholders and children (including groups or associations representing the interests of children) on a range of issues relating to the future planning and development of the city. Opportunities to make written observations are advertised / invited by way of statutory public notices in locally circulating print newspapers.
Adopted Variation No. 2 (Social Housing Under Part V) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021
Notice is hereby given that the Members of Cork City Council, in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning & Development Acts 2000 - 2014, voted to make Variation No. 2 (Social Housing under Part V) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021 at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 23rd May 2016.
The variation amends Part V Social Housing requirements in accordance with the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015. A copy of the variation is available for inspection at all city libraries and the following locations.
City Hall, Anglesea Street
10.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri
Central Library, Grand Parade
10.00am - 5.30 pm Mon - Sat
The adopted variation can also be viewed on the City Council website at
Please click on the link below to view the adopted variation.
Please click on the link below to view the Variation No. 2 Appropriate Assessment Decision Statement
Please click on the link below to view the Variation No. 2 Strategic Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
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:
Grants and Living City Initiative
Grant schemes are run by the Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate (often in partnership with Government Departments / Agencies) to contribute to the regeneration and enhancement of Cork’s built heritage and City Centre.
On Tuesday 5th of May 2015, Cork City Council announced details of the Living City Initiative for Cork City being run by its Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate.
Click on link below for information on Cork City Council's current grant schemes and on the Living City Initiative.
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 :-
More information about Planning Enforcement, how to make a complaint against an unauthorised development and forms is available.
Cork City Council seeks expressions of interest from builders/developers for participation in the new Development Contribution Rebate Scheme, as recently announced by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government in Circular letter PL13/2015.
A view of St. Patrick's Street at Night
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