Cork City Council is in the process of preparing a new City Development Plan for the period 2015-2021. The Plan will replace the current City Development Plan adopted in April 2009, and will set out the overall strategy for the future development of Cork City.
The Plan is primarily focused on physical planning issues such as the location of development and the appropriate uses of land. However, these cannot be successfully accomplished without understanding the key economic, social and cultural objectives of the wider community. The Plan fits into the broader range of national and regional policies and strategies, but is intended to deal with local issues.
Cork City Council has a dedicated website to the City Development Plan process at:
Incorporated into the Plan making process is the Strategic Environmental Assessment, including a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, setting out the likely significant effects of implementing the Plan, in accordance with the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended); and the Appropriate Assessment of impacts on Natura 2000 sites/ network, in accordance with the requirements of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, the EU Birds Directive 79/409/EEC and Section 177 of Part XAB of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010.
Timeline of the Plan
Note: All reports and documents relating to the preparation of the Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021 are available at the Plan website.