Better Local Government – A Programme for Change was launched in December, 1996.  Among its provisions was a wider role for the local authority member through the formulation of a restructured Committee system – Strategic Policy Committees. The statutory basis for SPCs is set out in section 48 of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by section 48(1a) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. 
The Council has decided to retain the same SPC structure as the 2009-2014 SPC Scheme with some minor modifications.

See link for the Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014-2019 document.

There are eight Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) in Cork County Council. These are:

  • Arts, Culture, & Language
  • Economic Development & Enterprise
  • Environment SPC
  • Housing SPC
  • Planning & Strategic Development SPC
  • Roads & Transport SPC
  • Social Inclusion & Community SPC
  • Tourism SPC

Minutes of the SPC Meetings can be found here.

DATES OF SPC MEETINGS IN 2018

Planning Strategic Development SPC

 

Thursday, 1st February, 2018

 

 

Thursday, 19th April, 2018

 

 

Monday, 25th June, 2018

 

 

Monday, 24th September, 2018 

 

 

Nov/Dec 2018 - date to be confirmed

 

 

 

Social Inclusion & Community SPC

 

Monday, 29th January, 2018

 

 

Monday, 26th March, 2018

 

 

Wednesday ,13th June, 2018

 

 

Monday, 8th October, 2018

 

 

 

Tourism SPC

 

Thurs, 1st February, 2018

 

 

Friday, 20 April, 2018

 

 

Monday, 9th July, 2018

 

 

Monday, 22nd October, 2018

 

 

 

Roads & Transport SPC

 

Friday, 9th March, 2018

 

 

Monday, 11th June, 2018

 

 

Monday, 21st September, 2018

 

 

Monday, 10th December, 2018

 

 

 

Housing SPC

 

Thursday, 8th February, 2018

 

 

Monday, 23rd April, 2018

 

 

Monday, 23rd July, 2018

 

 

Monday, 12th November, 2018

 

 

 

Arts, Culture & Languages SPC

 

Monday, 12th February, 2018

 

 

Friday, 18th May, 2018

 

 

Thursday, 6th September, 2018

 

 

Friday, 16th November, 2018

 

 

 

Environment SPC

 

Monday, 26th February, 2018

 

 

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

 

 

Friday, 14th September, 2018

 

 

Monday, 26th November, 2018

 

 

 

Economic Development & Enterprise SPC

 

Monday, 22nd January, 2018

 

 

Monday, 9th April, 2018

 

 

Friday, 20th July, 2018

 

 

Friday, 19th October, 2018

 

 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 1

PLANNING & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Marguerite Allison, Planning Policy Unity

Chairperson:

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Members:

Cllr. Michael Murphy

Cllr. Des O'Grady

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. James O'Donovan

Cllr. Deirdre Forde

Cllr. Marcia D'Alton

Cllr. Timmy Collins

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Cllr. Bob Ryan

Cllr. Michael Ahern

Cllr. Aaron O'Sullivan

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

Cllr. Padraig O'Sullivan

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

External Sectoral Representatives:

David O'Brien - Agriculture

Tony McGrath - Business & Employers

Dan Boyle - Environment/Conservation

Michael O'Flynn - Development/Construction

Finbarr Harrington - Community & Voluntary

Tim O'Leary - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 2

ENVIRONMENT  POLICY

Ted O'Leary, SEO Environment

Chairperson:

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Members:

Cllr. Melissa Mullane

Cllr. Michael Murphy

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. James O'Donovan

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Marcia D'Alton

Cllr. Diarmaid O'Cadhla

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Cllr. Deirdre O'Brien

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

External Sectoral Representatives:

John Coughlan - Agriculture

Cian Murphy - Business & Employers

Bernadette Connolly - Environment/Conservation

Michael Doyle - Environment/Conservation

Michael O'Shea - Development/Construction

Judith Green - Community & Voluntary

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT &  ENTERPRISE POLICY

John Forde, SEO Economical Development

Chairperson:

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Members:

Cllr. Rachel McCarthy

Cllr. June Murphy

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Deirdre Forde

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. Joe Harris

Cllr. John Paul O'Shea

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond

Cllr. Bob Ryan

Cllr. Daithi O'Donnabhain

External Sectoral Representatives:

John O'Brien - Agriculture

Brendan Keane - Business & Employers

Michael Delargey - Trade Union

Stephan McCarthy - Development/Construction

Sean O'Riordan - Community & Voluntary

Bernie Connolly - Other

Maura Walsh - Other

Enda McDonnell - Other

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 4

TOURISM POLICY

Rose Carroll, AO Tourism

Chairperson:

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Members:

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Derry Canty

Cllr. Mary Hegarty

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Cllr. Kevin Conway

Cllr. Deirdre O'Brien

Cllr. Joe Carroll

Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan

Cllr. Michael Ahern

External Sectoral Representatives:

Vanessa Kiely - Agriculture

Aaron Mansworth - Business & Employers

Derry Cronin - Business & Employers

Anne Finch - Community & Voluntary

Clayton Love - Other

Failte Ireland - Other

Valerie Murphy - Other

 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 5

HOUSING POLICY

Karen Higgins, Housing

Chairperson:

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Members:

Cllr. Des O'Grady

Cllr. Eoghan Jeffers

Cllr. Rachel McCarthy

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Patrick G. Murphy

External Sectoral Representatives:

Colm Cronin - Trade Union

Finbar Gannon - Development/Construction

Joan Twomey O'Sullivan - Community & Voluntary

Liam O'Connor - Community & Voluntary

Jose Ospina - Social Inclusion

Pat Dooley - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 6

ROADS & TRANSPORT POLICY

Noreen Murphy, Roads

Chairperson:

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Members:

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. Ger Keohane

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Timmy Collins

Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Padraig O'Sullivan

Cllr. Patrick G. Murphy

External Sectoral Representatives:

John Daly - Agriculture

Brendan Keating - Business & Employers

John Bowen - Trade Union

Donal O'Leary - Environment/Conservation

John Boylan - Development/Construction

Brid Coakley - Community & Voluntary

Tim O'Leary - Social Inclusion

Superintendent Patrick Lehane - Other

Martin Walsh - Other

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 7

SOCIAL INCLUSION & COMMUNITY POLICY

Kay Keegan

Chairperson:

Cllr. John Paul O'Shea

Members:

Cllr. June Murphy

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

Cllr. Eoghan Jeffers

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. John A. Collins

Cllr. Kevin Conway

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond

Cllr. Daithi O'Donnabhain

External Sectoral Representatives:

Eddie Mullins - Trade Union

Helen Barrett - Environment/Conservation

Dan Mulvihill - Development/Construction

Theresa Barrett Bourke - Community & Voluntary

Gavin Falk - Community & Voluntary

Diarmuid Cronin - Community & Voluntary

Iniobong Usanga - Community & Voluntary

Pat Dooley - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 8

ARTS, CULTURE & LANGUAGES POLICY

James Fogarty, Divisional Manager

Chairperson:

Cllr. Melissa Mullane

Members:

Cllr. Ger Keohane

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

Cllr. John A. Collins

Cllr. Mary Hegarty

Cllr. Derry Canty

Cllr. Diarmaid O'Cadhla

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Joe Harris

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Cllr. Joe Carroll

External Sectoral Representatives:

Ken Buckley - Business & Employers

Jim Murphy - Community & Voluntary

Christine Lane - Community & Voluntary

Eleanor Calnan - Social Inclusion

Geoff Gould - Other

Dr. Eamon Lankford - Other

Anne Davoran - Other

Eugene O'Hea - Other

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