High Court: Leave to appeal rejected in controversial planning case for 245 high-rise apartments in Finglas – Irish Legal News

Killian Flood BL

The High Court has refused an application to grant An Bord Pleanála leave to appeal a decision to overturn a planning permission for high-rise accommodation in Finglas. The controversial development permission had previously been quashed in July 2020 by Mr Justice Denis McDonald, who had concluded that the Board failed to provide satisfactory reasons for the planning permission.

In rejecting an application brought by the Board to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeal, the court said that it was not in the public interest to grant leave. Even if there was a “point of law of exceptional public importance” in some of the points raised by the Board, the case would have to be remitted on other grounds, which justified the refusal of leave.

Background

In 2018, the Minister for Housing issued a specific planning policy

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