Court asked to overturn planning go-ahead for housing project – Irish Examiner

Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) has asked the High Court to overturn a decision granting permission for a strategic housing development including 741 build-to-rent apartments on a site at the rear of Dublin’s Connolly Station.

DCC Clg argues the development was wrongly categorised by An Bord Pleanála as a strategic housing development (SHD), with the effect the developer’s application was fast-tracked by the board and did not go via the usual planning process.

The development site is currently a car park used by CIE and the developer, Singapore based Oxley Holdings Ltd, had agreed with CIE to maintain 180 car parking spaces for CIE.

The campaign’s judicial review proceedings against the Board opened via a video conference link today before Mr Justice Denis McDonald.

DCC Clg, represented by James Devlin SC, with John Kenny BL, instructed by solicitor Fred Logue, argued the SHD legislation provides for a maximum 4,500 sqm of

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