Cork County Council has commenced the process of preparing a Local Area Plan for each of the eight Municipal Districts which comprise the County. We are currently at Stage One of the process, the Preliminary Consultation Stage, which involves the Council seeking the views of the public as to what issues the new plans should address. These new Municipal District Local Area Plans will replace the current Electoral Area Local Area Plans adopted in the 2011 and the Cork Airport SLAP 2010. It is also intended, subject to enabling legislation, that the new plans will replace the existing Town Development Plans adopted by the former Town Councils of Cobh, Clonakilty, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Skibbereen and Youghal.


The Council has prepared a Preliminary Consultation Document for each Municipal District. These documents set out the main issues to be considered as part of the preparation of the new plans and highlight aspects of the current plans where a change is being considered. It is intended that the documents will act as a tool to stimulate discussion and to assist the public in making submissions. In order to make sure we have the best plan, it is important that the people who will be affected by the plan get involved in the making of the plan and have a say in how their area develops. The Council is inviting feedback and suggestions in relation to the issues raised, and any other matters which the public / stakeholders consider relevant to the future planning strategy for their area. All written submissions received by the closing date will be considered in preparing the new Draft Local Area Plans. Submissions will be detailed in the Chief Executive’s Report to Elected Members in March 2016.

The Consultation process ran from 14th December 2015 until 4pm on 25th January 2016.


Ballincollig Carrigaline

Ballincollig – Carrigaline Municipal District

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Bandon Kinsale

Bandon Kinsale Municipal District

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Blarney Macroom

Blarney Macroom  Municipal District

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Cobh Municipal District

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East Cork

East Cork Municipal District

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Fermoy Municipal District

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Kanturk Mallow

Kanturk Mallow Municipal District

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West Cork

West Cork Municipal District

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