Frequently Asked Questions
The Minister has commenced Section 9 of the recently enacted Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid 19) Act, 2020 which inserts a new provision (Section 251A) into the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended.
The Minister made a further Order on 8th May 2020 under Section 251A(4), such that the period from 29th March 2020 until Saturday 23rd May 2020, inclusive, may be disregarded when calculating any appropriate period, specified period, or other timelines in the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, or provisions, or in any regulations made under the Act.
In accordance with said Order the Public Consultation Period on the Draft Ministerial Direction has had an additional further extension to 12 midnight on Wednesday 27th May 2020 so as to facilitate engagement by members of the public.
A copy of the Draft Direction may be inspected online at www.corkcocodevplan.com at all times.
The above Emergency Measures have now concluded in relation to the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended and the Public Consultation Period relating to the draft Ministerial Direction ended on Wednesday 27th May 2020.
Proposed Variation No. 2 is currently on public display. A copy of the Proposed Variation No.2 to the Cork County Development Plan 2014 may be inspected each working day, exclusive of public holidays, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at the following locations:
Planning Department, Floor 1, County Hall, Cork.
Planning Department, Norton House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
Cork County Council Divisional Office, Annabella, Mallow.
County Library and Branch Libraries – Please check at your local library regarding opening times, internet access and availability of PCs for accessing electronic format.
Online viewing for desktop PCs, tablets and smartphones at www.corkcocodevplan.com at all times.
The purpose of the variation is to;
Amend Paragraph 7.10.5 Retail Outlet Centres (previously amended as part of Variation No. 1 of the County Development Plan 2014) to provide strategic planning policy support for the provision of a Retail Outlet Centre in the N25 Corridor sub catchment of the County Metropolitan Strategic Planning Area and include new paragraph 7.10.6 “Innovation in the County’s Retail Offer”
Submissions or observations regarding Proposed Variation No.2 of the Cork County Development Plan, 2014 are hereby invited from members of the public, children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children and other interested parties during the period Friday 25th October, 2019 to (4 p.m.) Friday 22nd November, 2019 inclusive.
Copies of the documents may be requested by phone (Tel: 021-4285900) or collected from the Planning Department, Floor 1, County Hall between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm.
All accompanying background documents relating to the Variation Process are also available Online at www.corkcocodevplan.com at all times.
A copy of the Cork County Development Plan 2014 may be inspected each working day, exclusive of public holidays, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at the following locations:
1. Planning Department, Floor 1, County Hall, Cork.
2. Planning Department, Norton House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
3. Cork County Council Divisional Office, Annabella, Mallow.
4. County Library and Branch Libraries – Please check at your local library regarding opening times, internet access and availability of PCs for accessing electronic format.
5. Online viewing for desktop PCs, tablets and smartphones at www.corkcoco.ie at all times.
All accompanying background documents relating to the County Development Review Process are also available Online at www.corkcoco.ie at all times.
If you have any queries with regard to the policy content of the documents arising from viewing them at the above locations, please contact the Cork County Council Planning Policy Unit at 021-4285900.
The aim of the Map Browser is to give the public access to the small scale detailed development plan policy map versions of all the key large scale policy maps contained in the Development Plan, Volume 1 “Main Policy Material” while also providing information on the important heritage and environmental features listed in Volume 2 “Heritage and Amenity”. This allows the public to be better informed about the policies in the plan, how they may affect the county and assist them in making more informed submissions on planning matters.
The Cork County Development Plan is a 4 Volume Plan set out as follows:
• Volume 1: Main Policy Material.
• Volume 2: Heritage and Amenity.
• Volume 3: SEA Statement and Natura Impact Report.
• Volume 4: Maps.
Volumes 1 to 4 of the Plan are available online for inspection and download from the County Council’s website www.corkcoco.ie.
Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available on CD at no charge. The CD also contains the Joint Housing Strategy, the Draft Metropolitan Cork Joint Retail Strategy and the Amendments (Housing Density) to the Electoral Area Local Area Plans 2011.
Volume 1 including the CD is available to purchase for €20 at the Planning Departments Public Counter, Floor 1, County Hall, Cork.
The Cork County Development Plan sets out the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County and generally consists of a written statement and accompanying maps.
It sets out the County’s planning policy in relation to issues such as:
• Core Strategy,
• Rural Coastal and Islands
• Social and Community infrastructure,
• Economy and Employment,
• Town Centres and Retail,
• Energy and Digital Economy,
• Transport & Mobility,
• Water Services, Surface Water and Waste,
• Green Infrastructure and Environment.
• Land Use and Zoning
• Putting the Plan into Practice