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Cork City Council consults on changes to its latest development plan

Words: Roger Milne

Cork City Council has begun public consultation on amendments to its Draft City Development Plan covering the period from 2015-2021.

The new version of the plan makes it clear that the planned relocation of the Port of Cork container operations from Tivoli creates the potential to consider the future development of this area for alternative and conceivably more intensive uses.

A proposed Local Area Plan will develop a planning framework for Tivoli as a new residential quarter with complementary employment uses appropriate to the location.

Among other amendments the council has decided to implement measures to tackle problems of vacancy and dereliction in and around the city centre and elsewhere in the city. An overall strategy will be developed to tackle dereliction, including active use of the legal powers available under the Derelict Sites Act, the draft plan states.