Proposed Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028

Development Plan Banner 2022-28

Cork City Council has started the preparation of a new  Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028. This is a 2-year process, which evolves through various stages in line with Planning and Development legislation.

We have prepared a consultation document ‘Our City - Our Future’ to stimulate debate on strategic issues to be considered in the new plan. These issues include climate change, social inclusion, transport, housing, economy, health, culture, heritage, education and biodiversity loss. Ultimately, what do we want our city to be? In terms of development, what should our priorities be?

The process is explained within the Process Overview document which can be found within the documents link below along with other supporting documents including the Socio-Economic Summary Profile and Statutory Notice of Preliminary Consultation. The Development Plan is primarily a land use document which deals with associated issues which impact our way of life, work, travel, experience and enjoyment of our City.

The initial public consultation closed on 21st August 2020. Please note that pursuant to section 11 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) requests or proposals for zoning of particular land for any purpose cannot be considered at this stage of the development plan process (even if they are included in any submission(s) received). 

Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028 Pre-Draft Chief Executive's Report

The Section 11 Chief Executive’s Report in relation to the public consultation on the Issues Paper has been prepared and is available here as Volume 1 and Volume 2. The Report summarises the issues raised in the submissions received and sets out the Chief Executive’s opinion and recommendations on policies to be included in the Draft City Development Plan. This Report has been submitted to the Elected Members of Cork City Council for their consideration.

There will be 2 further public consultations in which everyone is welcome to make submissions on how you wish Cork City to grow. The next consultation is at the Draft City Development Plan stage and this is proposed for Summer 2021 and the final consultation will be for any Amendments to the Draft Plan during Spring 2022. This website and social media will provide updates throughout the process. 

The new City Development Plan will replace the current City Development Plan 2015-2021 and Cork County Development Plan 2014  and Municipal District Local Area Plans 2017 (solely for the former County Council areas now within the Cork City boundary including Ballincollig, Blarney, Glanmire and Tower).