Cork City Council adopted the Bishopstown and Wilton Area Action Plan in October 2007. The area action plan relates to the south-western suburbs outlined in the map below.
The Bishopstown and Wilton area is a mature and well-established residential suburb which also makes an important contribution to the employment, educational and healthcare needs of Cork City and the wider region. This part of the city is an area with a declining population due to declining household sizes, and a need for a significant improvement in local commercial and community services to provide for the needs of the area.
The Area Action Plan is a “non-statutory” local area plan which is a corporate policy document amplifying the existing planning policy framework and providing a vision for the future development and improvement of the area. It builds upon the issues raised in a first round of public consultation held in March and April 2006, which led to the identification of a number of preliminary objectives that formed the basis for the draft plan. The draft plan was consulted upon between July and September 2006. Over 800 formal submissions were received in relation to the draft plan, a significant proportion of which related to the redevelopment of Wilton District Centre and related lands. The submissions led to a significant number of improvements being made to the area action plan, which was finally adopted by the City Council on 1 October 2007.
The Plan aims to provide an integrated planning and development framework for Bishopstown and Wilton that enables the future orderly and sustainable development of the area. Some of the key features of the plan include:
The adopted Area Action Plan can be downloaded through the links below as can a number of documents published during the preparation of the plan.Bishopstown and Wilton Area Action Plan(6,044KB)
The following documents, used in the preparation of a draft plan, may be downloaded below. Public Consultation report : Issues And Preliminary Objectives(3,141KB)