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.
The Major Emergency Plan is a document which underpins our preparedness to deliver a first class response to any disasters that could occur across County Cork. It is a priority of the Council to be constantly prepared to measure up to best international standards in major emergency management.
The purpose of this Plan is to put in place arrangements that will enable the Garda Siochana, the Health Service Executive, and the Local Authority to co-ordinate their efforts whenever a major emergency occurs.
We want to ensure that your life and property are subject to minimised disruption should a major emergency occur, and that those affected receive immediate support.
The Corporate Plan 2015-2019 presents our vision of how the qualities of this unique region can be built upon to ensure a strong and thriving place to live, work, and visit. This Plan contains a Mission Statement which is founded on 8 Core Values, and supported by 10 Corporate Strategic Objectives.
The content of this Corporate Plan aims to direct the Council's business processes and drive the performance of the Council for the coming years.
The purpose of the Annual Service Plan is to provide a corporate document that sets out the objectives for service delivery and the performance standards to be achieved this year.
High level objectives for each service area have been identified and, together with the desired performance standard, have been included in the Plan. They have been formulated with regard to the Corporate Strategic Objectives agreed in the Cork County Council Corporate Plan 2014-2019.
This Plan provides a clear focus to enable the Elected Members and staff of Cork County Council to work together to develop and improve the services that we offer to you, the customer.
The first Local Economic and Community Plan is being developed for County Cork setting out high level goals, objectives and actions needed to promote and support economic development and local and community development over the next six years and into the future.
The Plan will inform community and local development resource allocation, and inform other planning processes to foster increased co-operation among Cork County Council, public bodies, and private sector partners.
The LECP is prepared, implemented and monitored by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs). It is mainly concerned with the Community aspect of the Plan, while also deciding how best to co-operate with the Economic elements of the Plan.
You can find more information on the LECP here.
Cork 2050 is a joint submission by Cork County Council and Cork City Council to the National Planning Framework. It is a whole of Cork proposition presenting an evidence-based strategy for maximising the unique capacity of Cork to complement Dublin. Cork 2050 also positions Cork as a driver of growth internationally on behalf of the State and will deliver balanced regional growth through collaborative leadership.
Welcoming the submission, The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, and the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Séamus McGrath stated
“On behalf of our colleagues, the Elected Members of Cork County Council and Cork City Council and all the people we serve, we are delighted to support this ‘whole of Cork ’ integrated approach. This collaboration on economic, land use and transportation planning will shape the future of our City, our County, the Region and State in the coming decades. “
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey went on to say
“Cork 2050 is ambitious but realistic submission, reflecting the unique capacity of all of Cork, Metropolitan Cork, Cork City and County. The approach is delivery-focused and is grounded on the principles of equity and sustainability. Cork 2050 will, with the appropriate policy support and investment prioritisation at a national level, deliver a better future for all.”
The Chief Executive of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty, also welcomed the initiative:
Cork 2050 will provide a solid foundation with which to attract both the investment and talented people on which Cork’s sustainable development and resilience depends. These growth opportunities will also require new thinking, not least in how to cater for the needs of both our existing and new communities.”
Both Mayors asking Cork communities and stakeholders to work to help ensure that Cork, its people and its assets will deliver on its unique potential on behalf of Cork, the Southern Region and the State.