Residents protest proposed housing beside St Anne’s Park

Local campaign forms human chain around controversial north Dublin development site

Large numbers of people supporting the I Love St Anne’s campaign holding a rally in the Raheny park on Sunday.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Large numbers of people supporting the I Love St Anne’s campaign holding a rally in the Raheny park on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of north Dublin residents formed a human chain around the site of a proposed residential development on former playing fields located beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny on Sunday.

Locals have been opposing plans to build apartments on the land by developer Crevkav, who last month lodged a new planning application for more than 650 units in blocks up rising to nine storeys in height.

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