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‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Cork City Council is obliged under The Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2015  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.

In June 2017 the City Council undertook a pre-plan consultation exercise including stakeholder and technical workshops on how the areas should be redeveloped. Please click below on the links to the issues papers that informed the exercise and the links to the consultation reports.

Cork City Docks LAP Pre Plan Consultation Report

Tivoli Docks LAP Pre Plan Consultation Report

Photoreport Docklands Workshop

Cork City Docks Issues Paper

Tivoli Docks Issues Paper

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



Notice of Variation No. 4 (St. John's Well) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021

At the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27th November 2017, the Members of Cork City Council voted to make Variation No.4 (St. John’s Well) of the Cork City Development Plan 2015 - 2021.

The Variation is a ‘site specific objective’ to the Cork City Development Plan, namely, “To provide social housing on the City Council owned site at the junction of St. John’s Well/ Gearney’s Boreen,” in order to facilitate development.

The proposed variation is considered to be consistent with theRebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, in particular the objective, “to accelerate the provision and delivery of social housing and to utilise vacant homes and sites” and as such accords with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

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. 4. 

Variation No. 4 (St. Johns Well)

AA Screening Variation No 4 St Johns Well

SEA Screening Variation No 4 St Johns Well

Public Advert Variation No. 4 (St. Johns Well)


Variation No 3 (Vacant Sites)

Variation No. 2 (Social Housing under Part V)

Variation No. 1 (St. Anthony's Park, Hollyhill)