Planning permission granted for 657 apartment block next to St Anne's Park –

A controversial property development has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala to start building on St Paul’s playing fields in Dublin’s St Anne’s Park.

total of 657 apartments, a creche and associated works, has been greenlit by planners, despite a long-running campaign against the park being built on.

Last month developer Crekav won a high court challenge regarding An Bord Pleanala’s refusal of planning permission for 536 housing units on the park land in Raheny, north Dublin.

The ‘I Love St Anne’s’ Facebook page published a statement on its feelings regarding the planning news.

It stated that the issue was something “that we are very sorry to have to share with you, particularly during these difficult times.

“An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for 657 apartments on the St Paul’s playing fields in St. Anne’s.

“We will review the details of this decision with our legal

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