An Bord Pleanala has refused planning permission for a controversial development comprising of more than 500 homes in Dublin. Permission was previously granted in respect of 432 apartments and 104 houses at St Paul's College, Sybil Hill Road, Raheny earlier this year. Residents in the area had protested against the decision as the facility had been used for years as playing pitches for children and teenagers in Raheny. A number of High Court challenges were brought against An Bord Pleanála's original decision to allow Crekav Trading, part of developer Marlet, to build on the site beside St Anne's Park. Margaret Dempsey, who has lived in the area all her life, says the majority of residents are "absolutely delighted with the outcome".
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