Cork County Council sets out its land use planning strategy for the development of the towns and villages of the county in a series of Municipal District Local Area Plans. The Plans have a six year life and the Council has now prepared 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans which were adopted on the 24th
July 2017 and came into effect on the 21st
Local Area Plans contain the detailed policy and objectives for the development of the towns and villages of the county and applications for planning permission are assessed against the provisions of the relevant Plan.
It should be noted that these new Local Area Plans do not include the former Town Councils functional areas and will not replace the nine Town Development Plans adopted by the former Town Councils of Cobh, Clonakilty, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Skibbereen and Youghal. The current Town Plans will remain in force until December 2020.