An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a development of 74 houses beside Adamstown in west Dublin after its inspector determined the estate would be too small for the site.
Minister for Justice and local Fine Gael TD Frances Fitzgerald had appealed to the board not to approve the development proposed by Crekav Landbank Investments Limited, the company fronted by 30-year-old Greg Kavanagh, the self-described “Ronaldo of the property market”.
In its ruling, the board cited the “poor quality of the residential layout and design” of the estate and said the development would be “injurious” to future occupants of the estate and existing residents of the area.
The board also agreed with its inspector, Philip Davis, that too few homes were planned for the site.
Mr. Davis said the densities proposed were too low for the 2.47-hectare site and that “at least” 124 homes should be put on the land.