Early 2015, the Vincentians enter an agreement to sell their lands to Crekav Landbank Investments.  The local community are made aware of this sale in September 2015 when Crekav display their plans at an open evening in St. Paul’s college. 
Vincentian Press Release on the sale of St. Paul’s playing fields

Herald, 2015.  Vincentians announce sale of playing fields http://www.herald.ie/news/vincentians-agree-to-sell-part-of-sports-grounds-for-25m-31062660.html

Plans for a 381-home development beside a Dublin park are not going down well http://www.thejournal.ie/st-annes-development-2468700-Nov2015/

Update on Clontarf.ie http://www.clontarf.ie/news/say-no-to-building-in-st-annes

Crekav/ New Generation Homes submit their (second) planning application to Dublin City Council in January 2016.  DCC issue a Request for Further Information.  August 2016, Crekav submit radically altered plans. 

Plans for housing beside St Anne’s Park scaled back – 6% reduction in housing
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/plans-for-housing-beside-st-anne-s-park-scaled-back-1.2757260?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fenvironment%2Fplans-for-housing-beside-st-anne-s-park-scaled-back-1.2757260

10th October 2016 Crekav withdraw their planning application 

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/developers-withdraw-planning-application-for-raheny-scheme-1.2827514

19th October 2016 Crekav becomes Cre… as Greg Kavanagh exits and Pat Crean takes over as CEO – bringing majority of sites in their former joint ownership under the control of UK investment giant Prudential Life.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/kavanagh-leaves-new-generation-homes-after-asset-sale-1.2837056#.WAndEE-9zIk.facebook

 

Media Coverage of New Generation’s other development

Irish Times, January 2016.    ‘Development Torch Passes to New Generation’ http://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/dublin-development-torch-passes-to-new-generation-1.2514090

Developer Greg Kavanaghs plans housing on South Dublin Monastery Site (Oatlands College, Stillorgan) http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/developer-greg-kavanagh-plans-housing-on-south-dublin-monastery-site-34859406.html

Demolished swimming pool in Stillorgan to be re-instated following public outcry. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/call-to-rebuild-south-dublin-pool-months-after-it-was-filled-in-1.2783380

Kavanaghs hit with derelict site notice in Greystones http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/developer-greg-kavanagh-hit-with-derelict-site-notice-in-greystones-35018700.html

Irish Times May 2016  New Generation sell off some of their portfolio http://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/house-builder-new-generation-to-split-sale-of-land-portfolio-1.2655536

September – Crekav to appeal Dun Laoghaire County Council’s decision to refuse permission on land at Oatlands College Stillorgan http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/greg-kavanagh-appeals-planning-decision-for-15m-development-in-dublin-422821.html

Crekav unexpectedly withdraw two applications for housing in Finglas.

http://www.dublinpeople.com/news/northsidewest/articles/2015/10/22/4107714-two-major-plans-withdrawn/

 

 

Radio interview with Helen Ryan, Volunteering Ireland on Dublin City FM.