Monday 19 March 2018

Kavanagh and Crean withdraw planning for Raheny development

Developer Greg Kavanagh. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Developer Greg Kavanagh. Photo: Gerry Mooney Business Desk Business Desk

Developers Pat Crean and Greg Kavanagh have withdrawn their planning application for a major development in Raheny that was to be built on playing fields around St Paul's College Secondary School, it is understood.

According to a report in The Irish Times, the pair were looking to build a mix of 350 houses and apartments on the site but have now withdrawn their application with the intention of filing a new one next year.

The site was to be developed by Crekav Landbank Developments, which is part of their New Generation Homes Group.

No reason was given for the withdrawal in the report, however it is understood more than 200 locals and organisations were against the plan.

It is believed the developers would replace five of the fields it would build on with one new one.

However, residents believe the new development would diminish the amenities in the local area and despite the move by Crekav they remain sceptical over whether or not it will go through in the new year.

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