July 14, 2020
Dublin City Council has taken judicial review proceedings for a second time against An Bord Pleanála’s approval of developer Johnny Ronan’s plan for a 13-storey apartment block in Dublin’s north docklands.
The council’s latest legal challenge comes just two days before the expiry of the eight-week time limit for seeking a judicial review of the board’s approval in April of Ronan Group Real Estate’s plan to develop 464 build-to-rent apartments and 200 co-living bed spaces across two blocks rising in height to 11 (40.5m) and 13 storeys (47m) respectively.
The proposed Spencer Place development is adjacent to Salesforce’s new European headquarter campus, which is under construction.
The Ronan Group submitted its application for the apartments within days of a decision by the High Court last February to quash An Bord Pleanála’s approval of an identical scheme. Dublin City Council had initiated judicial review proceedings in January in what was its first legal challenge to a grant of planning permission by the board.
The council’s decision to pursue judicial review proceedings for a second time has, unsurprisingly, met with an angry response from the group.
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Information & image credit: The Irish Times