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Cancellation of Public Consultation Events and Community Clinics

In line with Government advice on COVID-19, Cork County Council regrets to announce the cancellation of the scheduled CDP Review Pre Draft Public Consultation Events and Community Clinics planned throughout the County (to discuss the issues to be addressed in the new Cork County Development Plan).

The Minister commenced Section 9 of 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 the Order under Section 251A(4), such that the period from 29th March 2020 to the 20th April 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 Pre Draft Public Consultation Period has been extended to 12 midnight on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 so as to facilitate engagement by members of the public to allow for the holding of Public Consultation Events.

The dates and locations for associated Public Consultation Events will be published when current restrictions on movement have been lifted.

Where We Are Now

Cork County Council is commencing the preparation of a new County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028 in accordance with the steps set out in the Planning and Development Acts. The purpose of the Development Plan is to guide the future development of the county.

The first step is the preparation of a Public Consultation Document and supporting Background Documents which address some of the key areas that need to be considered. The Public Consultation Document (can be viewed above) and the Background Documents (which can be viewed below) will be on public display from Thursday 12th March until 12 midnight on Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 inclusive.

Submissions and observations in relation to the Cork County Development Plan Review and the preparation of the new Cork County Development Plan 2022-2028 are invited during the initial public consultation period, from Thursday 12th March until 12 midnight on Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 inclusive.


The new plan will be different from previous County Development Plans in two key areas:

  • It will relate to the new administrative boundary of the county following the extension to the City Council boundary.
  • It will include all the settlements of the County, replacing the current 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans adopted in 2017 and the Town Development Plans for the nine former Town Council Towns.

The current County Development Plan 2014 as varied can be viewed at County Development Plan 2014


Pre Draft Plan stage involving preparation of public consultation document background documents and initial public consultation.