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Strategic Plans

 National and Regional Plans

The planned growth and development of Cork City is set within a strategic context and framework of National and Regional Plans, policies and guidelines. These provide the basis for a range of strategic targets relating to land use, transportation, population, infrastructure, economic development and other development issues. The most relevant strategic documents are:




If you wish to view plans relating to the Cork County Council area click here.  



Cork Area Strategic Plan 2001-2020 (CASP) is a strategic land use and transportation plan for the metropolitan area of Cork City and its hinterland with the objective to enable Cork to become a leading European City Region - globally competitive, socially inclusive and culturally enriched. Cork Area Strategic Plan 2001 - 2020 was adopted by Cork City Council and Cork County Council on 22nd October 2001 and was updated in July 2008. The plan forms the basis for key strategic objectives that have been transposed into the respective city and county development plans. 


Further details about CASP can be found at