Progress to Date

In its various roles, Cork City Council, in leading the regeneration of the Docklands has taken the following initiatives:-

  • Prepared the Cork Dockland’s Development Strategy;
  • Prepared Local Area Plans for the North and South Docks;
  • Used Compulsory Purchases powers to secure 26 acres of land in the Marina for use as a public park;
  • Received planning permission from An Bord Pleanala for the design and C.P.O. of lands associated with the spine road network, the Eastern Gateway Bridge and the Water Street Bridge following and extensive application and oral hearing process;
  • Prepared detailed designs for the Public Realm areas in Docklands;
  • Appointed Consultants to prepare a detailed design of the proposed sub-regional Marina Park;
  • Appointed a Consultant to undertake a Destination, Branding and Marketing Strategy for FDI to locate in Cork Docklands, to be completed in mid-2012; 
  • Completed water supply studies, drainage studies, a contaminated land study and a quay walls study;
  • Established various Stakeholder Fora;
  • Prepared a comprehensive Economic Study and a Business and Implementation Plan;
  • Made a successful bid to EU for state aid approval for S.M.E.s to continue until 2013;
  • Made submissions to Government for targeted incentives to support development in Docklands;
  • Made submissions to Government for assistance under the Gateway Innovation Fund;
  • Worked with the O.P.W. in determining measures to deal with flooding and global warming.

Planning Applications

The following main applications relating to Cork Docklands have been received to date: Planning Applications 1999-Nov 2011

Information on setting up a pre-planning meeting is available from the Planning and Development Directorate’s webpage

Further details are available from: