The Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028 sets out how the city will grow and develop over the next six years, while complementing a longer 2040 vision. For the first time, this statutory plan also encompasses the towns of Ballincollig, Blarney, Tower and Glanmire, and their wider hinterland areas. With a population of over 210,000, Cork is an emerging international city of scale and a national driver of economic and urban growth. Project Ireland 2040 designates the city for significant additional growth over the next 20 years, supported by large scale investment.
The Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028 sets out how the city can best enable this growth and investment over the next six years, while continuing to be an innovative, vibrant, healthy and resilient city. The plan was adopted by resolution of the Council on the 10th June 2022 and takes effect on 8th August 2022.
Please note that the Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028 is subject to a Ministerial Direction issued on 2nd December 2022. For the particulars of the Direction please click here.
In accordance with Section 31(17) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), the terms of the Direction are deemed to have immediate effect and are considered to be incorporated into the development plan from 2nd December 2022. Cork City Council is in the process of implementing the Direction into the City Development Plan 2022-2028 and a finalised version of the Plan will be made available on this website.