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Variation No.1 Consequential Variation on foot of the adoption of the 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans, 2017
The purpose of this Variation of the Cork County Development Plan, 2017 is to
Update Volume One Main Policy Material, Chapter 2 Core Strategy of the County Development Plan to reflect the revised housing supply figures, approach to Active Land Management and the Metropolitan Cork Strategic Land Reserve arising from the adoption of the Municipal District Local Area Plans, 2017.
Consequential Changes to Volume One Main Policy Material, Chapter 7 Town Centres and Retail, Chapter 10 Transport and Mobility, Chapter 11, Water Services, Surface Water and Waste, and Chapter 14, Zoning and Land Use, of the Plan, arising from the adoption of the Municipal District Local Area Plans, 2017.
The Cork County Development Plan 2014 was prepared in accordance with the steps set out in the Planning and Development Acts, as amended. 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 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans which came into effect on the 21st August 2017.