An Bord Pleanala 'Made A M...

News

An Bord Pleanala 'Made A Mistake' Approving Clontarf Housing Development


Share this article


An Bord Pleanala has agreed that it made a mistake in granting permission for more than 500 homes to be built next to a Dublin park.

After the development was approved earlier this year, people already living near St Anne's Park in Clontarf argued the project would impact wildlife and a local sports club.

Today, the planning authority told a court it is prepared quash the permission.

Local Councillor John Lyons believes it should never have been given in the first place.

"Oh it was horrendous, it was an appaling decision to grant the developer planning for over 500 housing units", he said.

Councillor Lyons described St. Anne's Park as "the cream of the crop", and argued that allowing the development to proceed "would have been a crime against the common good, our common shared space and our collective well-being as a city". 

Councillor Lyons admitted that Dublin is in desperate need of affordable housing, but said it should be built in areas which are designated for homes.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home with Dara Qu...

The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Brian Maher

The Fix with Brian Maher

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Ciaran O'Connor

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on