Residents group to seek judicial review after permission granted for apartment complex

Residents group want judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission to a controversial Fosterstown project

Fingal Independent

A residents group in Swords has been formed to launch an appeal against the granting of permission for a large apartment complex at Fosterstown in Swords.

The South Swords Residents Group are raising money to fund their bid for a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant the development planning permission.

The group says its aim is to 'put forward and secure a plan for responsible use of the Fosterstown land that is aligned with Fosterstown Masterplan for the area'.

The group laid out its aims on a gofundme page which has been set up to raise a target of €35,000.

At the time of writing, the page was only four days old and had already raised €3,750 for the cause.

The group says that despite 181 local objections to the development, An Bord Pleanála granted the controversial project planning permission, which will see a 265-apartment complex built in Fosterstown, Swords.

The group say they are not against 'sustainable development' but claim this project is not in keeping with the masterplan for the area.

Cllr Dean Mulligan (I4C) has encouraged his social media followers to back the move by the new residents group and has made his own objections to the project known.

The group are not only appealing for funds but for volunteers to join them.

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