Please select from the frequently asked question below. If you have a query that is not answered below, please contact us.

Where can I view the documents?

1. Planning Counter, City Hall, Cork City Council, Anglesea Street, Cork, between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

2. Cork City Library Services as follows:

Central Library, Grand Parade: Mon - Sat 10am to 5.30pm
Douglas Library: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am - 5.30pm, (open until 8pm Thurs.)
Hollyhill Library: Tues - Sat 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
Frank O'Connor Library, Mayfield: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat - Sat 10am - 1pm, 2 - 5.30pm
Blackpool Library: Tues - Sat, 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
Bishopstown Library: Mon - Sat, 10am - 5.30pm, (open until 8pm Thurs.)
Tory Top Library: Tues 10am - 8pm, Wed to Sat: 10am - 5.30pm
3. Online at www.corkcity.ie/en/cork-city-development-plan/

What documents make up the Plan?

The City Development Plan consists of:

All parts of the Plan are available online for inspection and download here. All volumes are available on CD at no charge. The CD also contains the Joint Housing Strategy and the Metropolitan Cork Joint Retail Strategy 2015 and the Metropolitan Cork Joint Retail Study 2013.

All parts of the Plan are available to purchase for €40 at the Strategic Planning and Economic Development Directorate Public Counter, Ground Floor, City Hall, Cork.

What is in the City Development Plan?

The City Plan sets out an overall strategy for the sustainable development of the city between now and 2021 and beyond in relation to issues such as: Economic Development; Housing; Transportation; Retailing; Landscape and Biodiversity; Arts, Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Recreation; Social and Community Development, City Centre and Suburban Development.

What are the main changes in the Plan?

The main changes in the Plan include:

  • Measures to promote City Centre Regeneration
  • Focus on Improving Neighbourhoods and their facilities.
  • Doing More with Less (making the most of the city’s existing assets and optimising their contribution)
  • Economic Strategy for the City
  • New City Parks and a better public realm
  • Measures to address climate change