Where we are now
On the 4th of March, 2015 the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government issued a Direction pursuant to Section 31 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). This Direction, which concerns the Objective ZU 3-7 Appropriate Uses in Industrial Areas is cited as the Planning and Development (County Cork Development Plan 2014) Direction 2015 and is available under Stage 4 below.
The Cork County Development Plan 2014 has been prepared in accordance with the steps set out in the Planning and Development Acts. It was adopted by the Members of Cork County Council on the 8th December 2014 and came into effect on 15th January 2015. It is expected to remain in force (subject to any interim variations that the Council may make) until late 2020.
It is a six year development plan for the County that attempts to set out, as concisely as possible, Cork County Council's current thinking on planning policy looking towards the horizon year of 2022. The plan also sets out the overall planning and sustainable development strategy for the county which must be consistent with the National Spatial Strategy 2002-2020 and the South West Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022.
This Development Plan is the county’s principle strategic planning policy document. Detailed land-use zoning maps for the main settlements of the county are contained in the Electoral Area Local Area Plans and the Special Local Area Plans.