Court rules in favour of developer in Raheny housing scheme case – The Irish Times

A developer has won its High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for a controversial development of 536 housing units on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny.

In a 125 page judgment on Friday, Mr Justice David Barniville upheld the challenge by Crekav Trading GP Ltd, part of Pat Crean’s Marlet group. He held that the board’s reasons for its September 2018 decision to refuse permission, and its reasons for disagreeing with its own inspector’s recommendation that permission be granted, were inadequate.

The matter of what specific orders should be made arising from his conclusions will be decided on a later date after lawyers for the sides have considered the judgment.

Crekav sought permission for the development under the 2016 Planning and Development (Housing and Residential Tenancies) Act 2016, the fast track process for strategic housing developments.

Its proposal was for construction of 536 residential units,

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