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‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Cork City Council is obliged under The Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2014  to consult the general public, local interest groups, stakeholders and children (including groups or associations representing the interests of children) on a range of issues relating to the future planning and development of the city. Opportunities to make written observations are advertised / invited by way of statutory public notices in locally circulating print newspapers.

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Cork City Council is preparing statutory Local Area Plans (LAPs) for the Cork City Docks and Tivoli Docks. The Council made the commitment to prepare LAPS for these Key Development Areas in the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021. The City Docks LAP will replace the South Docks Local Area Plan 2008 and the expired North Docks Local Area Plan 2005. The Tivoli Docks LAP will be a new plan.

As a first step, the City Council is undertaking a pre-plan issues exploration consultation and invites all stakeholders and interested parties to identify the issues that they feel need to be addressed in the proposed LAPs and how the areas should be redeveloped. Please click on the links to view the Issues Papers.

Cork City Docks Issues Paper

Tivoli Docks Issues Paper

Cork City Docks Issues Paper and Tivoli Docks Issues Paper can be viewed at the following:

  • Cork City Council’s website:
  • Cork City Libraries;
  • Planning Counter at Cork City Hall; or
  • Can be obtained by contacting the Planning Policy team on 021– 492-4086 / 021-492-4757.

A public consultation workshop to promote discussion about the future of the City Docks and Tivoli Docks will be held on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Clayton Hotel, Lapp's Quay, Cork. The workshop will be in the evening, but places are limited and should be booked through Cork City Council in advance of the meeting by emailing or ringing 021-492-4086 / 021-4924757.  Cork City Council aims to ensure a good balance in those participating in the event. 

Cork City Council invites written submissions from you to inform the plan-making processes. Submissions must include your own name and address and clearly identify which Local Area Plan process they relate to. The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 1.00pm on Friday 7 July 2017. Please make submissions by using the following e-consultation tool:



Alternatively, you can make a postal submission to: Local Area Plan Submissions, Planning Policy Section, Strategic Planning and Economic Development, City Hall, Cork.


Notice of Variation No. 3 (Vacant Sites) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021

Notice is hereby given that Cork City Council, in accordance with Section 13(2) of the Planning & Development Acts 2000 - 2015,  has adopted Variation No. 3 (Vacant Sites) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021. 

The  variation relates to new requirements on Planning Authorities, introduced by the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015, to establish a register of vacant sites and to make provision for a vacant site levy.

Copies of the variation may be inspected at all City libraries and the following locations.

City Hall, Anglesea Street

10.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri

Central Library, Grand Parade

10.00am - 5.30 pm Mon - Sat

Please click on the link below to view the variation No. 3.

  Variation No 3 (Vacant Sites)

 Please click on the link below to view the adopted variation No.2.

Adopted Variation No. 2 (Social Housing under Part V)

Please click on the link below to view the Variation No. 2 Appropriate Assessment Decision Statement

Variation No. 2 AA Decision Statement

Please click on the link below to view the Variation No. 2 Strategic Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Variation No. 2 SEA Decision Statement