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Developers seeking 'fast-track' planning permissions from An Bord Pleanála have suffered a triple blow.

This follows the appeals board refusing planning permission to a cumulative 961 residential units across three large-scale planning applications in Dublin and Co Meath.

In one ruling, the appeals board has refused planning permission to Shannon Homes Drogheda Ltd for the construction of 357 units, made up of 169 houses, 136 apartments and 52 duplex apartments at Colp West, Drogheda, Co Meath.

The board also refused planning permission to Dwyer Nolan Developments Ltd for 359 dwellings in the townland of Regles, Lusk, Co Dublin.

The appeals board refused planning permission due to the road layout, dominance of surface car parking and lack of high-quality public open spaces planned.

The board stated that those factors "would lead to conditions injurious to the residential amenities of future occupants" of the dwellings.

The organisation also refused planning permission to Steelworks Property Developments Ltd for 245 build-to-rent apartments at Fourth Avenue, Cookstown Industrial Estate at Tallaght. The board, however, has granted planning to Cairn Homes Properties Ltd for 314 dwellings at the townlands of Jigginstown and Naas West, Naas, Kildare.

The board granted planning permission after concluding that the proposal would not seriously injure the residential amenities.

Irish Independent