Permission for 614 homes on former RTÉ lands quashed –

The High Court has quashed an order granting permission for 614 residential units on former RTÉ lands on consent of An Bord Pleanála.

Three residents from nearby Ailesbury Road had taken legal action to challenge An Bord Pleanála’s fast-track permission for the development by Cairn Homes Properties.

They also challenged the constitutionality of strategic housing provisions of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 providing for the fast-tracking of large housing developments.

The case was due to be heard later this year but in January the board indicated it was prepared to make concessions.

After engagement between both sides in the case, the court was asked to make the orders on consent including one to quash the planning permission.

The issues about the constitutionality of provisions of the act were adjourned generally.

Ailesbury Road residents Chris Comerford, Pat Desmond and John Gleeson had challenged the Board’s decision to deal, under

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