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Operational Update from Cork County Council – Effective from 18/05/20

Operational Update from Cork County Council – Effective from 18/05/20


The following Housing services will recommence next week:

Construction of social housing

Surveys and Site investigations for construction projects

Refurbishment of vacant houses


DPG works

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Inspections – New and Stage Payments

Municipal Districts

Car parks to beaches will reopen and any walkways, greenways/cycleways that had restricted access in place will be reopened fully. This excludes Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

Water Services

Bandon Sewerage Scheme – Mains laying works will be resuming from Monday. Work on the treatment plant will resume on Monday but will take a short while to build up to full scale activity.

Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme – Works will resume from Monday primarily at the two treatment plants at Ballyhilty and Lake Cross.

Millstreet WWTP – Works will resume on Monday and will gradually build up to full scale working

Riverstick reservoir – Site works will resume on Monday

Flood Projects

Clonakilty FRS – Work will recommence from Monday

Skibbereen FRS – Largely Complete but minor follow on works will be resuming on Monday

Bandon FRS – Some site works resuming on Monday

Douglas/Togher FRS – Works resuming on Monday

Coastal projects

Installation of Davit at Ballycotton will recommence on Monday

Awaiting notification of DAFM annual grant programme

Site clearance work for Midleton/Youghal Greenway will resume from Monday.


Both DTTaS and TII are committed to their funding programme to Cork for 2020. In Cork County this represents approximately €120m in Capital improvement works to our National and regional and local road network.

Cork County Council crews working in all areas, on the road improvement and road restoration maintenance programmes on regional and local roads from Monday 18th May.

On other regional and local roads and on national roads, a number of contractors resuming works. We are well positioned and have a pipeline of supplies, and contracts sufficiently advanced to start on a number of other sites in all of our municipal districts over the coming month.

Town Presentation work commencing in 23 Towns across the County on 18th May.


The Planning Directorate is progressing on the basis of a phased return to planning services commencing on 25th May 2020 as follows:

County Hall and Norton House will commence a system of access by appointment only to view planning files, submit information, discuss submissions with Planning Policy Unit re County Development Plan Review as it is envisaged public consultation periods currently stalled by the Emergency Legislation will recommence. It is envisaged Council will recommence issuing decisions on planning applications – approx 550 in the system to date –, Section 5 References etc and continue to deliver critical services in terms of Enforcement and Estates.

Members of the Public with appointments will be facilitated at ground level.

In addition to the above referenced services in County Hall & Norton House, planning services continue to be available by telephone, post and email, while web based services are available at including the facility to submit a planning query.

On-line submissions for the Section 31 Process as regards Variation No 2 continue to be accepted at:,

On-line submissions for the County Development Plan 2014 Review Process continue to be accepted at:

Preplanning meetings/clinics will be a phone-based service with the relevant planning officer rather than a face-to-face meeting. Again postal services or electronic mail can also be used.

The options in the event you do not know a specific Planning Staff Member is to ring County Hall or Norton House on the numbers stated in this Service Delivery Update, use electronic mail or web-based services.

Email addresses:; and are in operation and it is intended all individual email addresses of staff that are available for work will be monitored and responded to as appropriate. Main Contact phone numbers are as follows: Planning Policy Unit- 021 4285900: Norton House – 028 40340: County Hall Planning – 021 4285957 & 021 4285958.


Cork County Council Civic Amenity Sites at will reopen fully on Monday 18th May for all waste types accepted before the COVID Health Protection Restrictions. Cork County Council will have additional staff on site for traffic to maintain social distancing. This may result in delays at peak times. Opening times, charges and services available can be found at

All Cork Bring Sites are fully operational and servicing has been increased by 50% to collect the additional bottles and cans our customers are recycling.

Cork County Council Dog Warden Service has continued to operate over the last number of weeks in order to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets.

Cork County Council will recommence Water quality monitoring at all of Cork County’s Blue and Green Flag beaches from Monday 25th May.

Cork County Council Veterinary Service has recommenced sampling and testing of ‘Ready to Eat’ food preparation facilities to audit the conditions under which these foods are produced and protect the Health of consumers.

Cork County Council Veterinary Service has continued to inspect all animals slaughtered for human consumption in small abattoirs in Cork throughout the Health Protection Restrictions.