What is the new Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028?
A Development Plan is a public document used to guide development in your city. It is renewed every six years and sets out how land is used in your neighbourhood, for example; housing, employment, infrastructure, open / green space and retail.
It addresses changes in the economy, government guidelines and policies, environment, climate change and the ongoing loss of biodiversity and how your city will respond to these challenges.
It also states the city’s objectives and policies which will guide proposed development and planning.
So what is happening now?
We welcome your thoughts and ideas on how best to grow and develop Cork City to meet the changing needs of our society, environment and economy. Therefore, a preliminary public consultation is taking place from 26 June 2020 to 21 August 2020.
We’ve produced a document ‘Our City – Our Future’ which sets out some key issues that will influence the future of Cork City.
The public is invited to read ‘Our City – Our Future’ and make known their opinions (in what is known as a submission). The focus at this initial stage is on strategic issues and people cannot make submissions on land zonings for individual sites.
Submissions can be made via:
By post to:
Development Plan Submissions,
Strategic and Economic Development,
Cork City Council, City Hall,
Anglesea Street, Cork T12 T997
What happens next?
During the current eight week preliminary public consultation stage, people are invited to offer their suggestions and ideas on how the city should develop and respond to the Issues Paper ‘Our City, Our Future’.
The Cork City Council Chief Executive (CE) will then submit a report summarising the Pre-Plan consultation submissions to Cork City Councillors who provide strategic direction on what they want the Draft Plan to contain in line with proper planning and sustainable development. A Draft City Development Plan is then prepared and made available for another 10 weeks public consultation (in which further submissions can be made).
After this second round of consultation, the CE submits a second report summarising the Draft Plan consultation submissions to the full Council and her recommendations on the key issues arising.
Then the City Councillors decide on suggested amendments to Draft Plan and a third public consultation on the City Development Plan Amendments takes place over four weeks (in which final submissions can be made but solely on the proposed amendments).
Finally, the new City Development Plan is adopted, replacing the previous (current) Plan 2015 – 2021.
The new City Development comes into effect six weeks after it is made.