The Environmental Trust Ireland v An Bord Pleanála & Ors case involved an application seeking to quash a decision of An Bord Pleanála (the Board) which granted planning permission under the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 to Cloncaragh Investments Limited, the notice party developer of a Strategic Housing Development (SHD). The judicial review succeeded on one ground only – the Court was satisfied that as a result of the Board’s failure to circulate the plaintiff’s submission to Limerick City and County Council in a timely manner, it was necessary to quash the permission granted in respect of the SHD. ​The application has been remitted to the Board to allow it to properly engage with the planning authority and to remake it decision.

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