A hugely controversial housing development planned for Clontarf has been granted planning despite mass objections and anger from locals.
More than 650 apartments are to be built on playing fields beside St. Anne’s Park in Clontarf. The initial plan in 2018 for a combination homes and apartments was rejected.
The development of St Paul’s College pitches includes over 220 one-bed apartments, almost 380 two-beds and 55 three-beds has been in the pipeline for a number of years.
Today, the latest plan of nine blocks – which range from five to nine storeys has been approved by An Bord Pleanala.
Locals felt the complex was an over-development of the area, and wanted a smaller number of houses built instead.
In November, protesters formed a human chain around the proposed site at Sybil Hill Road. The local authority had recommended An Bord Pleanala throw out the proposals.