Further Update on Judicial Review | St Pauls/St Anne's

29 May 2020

Update on Judicial Review
St. Paul’s Playing Fields in St Anne’s

This morning in the High Court we were granted leave to take a judicial review of the recent An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for a large scale development on the St Paul’s playing fields.

As per yesterday’s post, the Board have conceded the matter in the judicial review taken by Louth Environmental and the judge has put it back for two weeks to allow for legal arguments about the nature and terms of the Order to be issued. Given that we have been granted leave we will now be a party to that process. The next hearing in this matter will be on June 11th and we will provide a further update at that point.

Separately, the State’s action to Strike Out our case, seeking to have these lands designated as part of the North Bull Island Special Protection Area, on the grounds of delay was to have concluded yesterday. Unfortunately, the matter was not concluded and a further hearing has been scheduled for June 10th. We will advise you of the outcome as soon as we have a ruling.

We have been busy on St Anne’s related issues this week but we will get back to posts about the Bull Island Action Plan next week. In the meantime, residents will be pleased to hear that DCC is providing 40 extra barrel bins on the beach from tomorrow. Hopefully, this will encourage people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

As always, if you would like to give us feedback on these or any other issues, please email us at clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com.