The Docklands Directorate part sponsored the filming of The Harbour TV Series which aired in 2007. The DVD of this series is available to purchase from www.theharbour.ie website.
In 2007 the Docklands Directorate part sponsored the Art Trail’s Docklands Seminar and Boat Trip which was a great success.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announced plans within the recent Budget to introduce a new tax incentive scheme to facilitate the relocation of Seveso sites which will benefit the redevelopment of Cork Docklands.
Three sites in Cork Docklands are currently designated as “Seveso” sites under Directive 1996/82/E.C. (Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances):
The designation of a site as a ‘Seveso’ site generally means that restrictions apply to proposed land uses in the surrounding area. The nature of these restrictions is conveyed to the Planning Authority by the H.S.A. in the form of land use planning guidance, which is based on risk assessments undertaken. In general, the closer a proposed development is located to a ‘Seveso’ site, the more restrictive the permissible land use in terms of occupation density.
The proposed tax incentive scheme will be subject to clearance by the European Commission from a State Aid’s perspective.