Legal challenges against plan to build 500 homes beside public park fast-tracked
A NUMBER of actions seeking the quashing of planning permission for 500 homes in north Dublin are to be dealt with under the High Court’s fast-track system for major planning cases.
Crekav Trading, part of developer Marlet, plans to build 104 houses and 432 apartments on lands used by St Paul’s College in Raheny for six playing pitches. The land is adjacent to St Anne’s Park.
It was formerly owned by the Vincentian Fathers, who are the trustees of St Paul’s all-boys secondary school.
Yesterday, Mr Justice David Barniville granted several parties who argue the decision is “fundamentally flawed” to bring challenges against various other parties, including An Bord Pleanála and the State. Crekav, the developer, which is also opposing the challenges, is a notice party.
The applicants include Clonres CLG, which represents residents from the Clontarf area, environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman, the Louth Environmental Group (LIG) and the LIG’s John Conway.
Permission to bring the challenges was granted on an exparte (one side only represented basis) by the judge.
The plan for 500 homes on the St Paul’s College playing fields in Raheny, Dublin, is being challenged