The controversial developers who have been refused planning permission for apartments on the sole green area in Ashbourne’s Millbourne estate moved in again this morning to erect an even stronger set of fencing around the disputed area.

Our exclusive pictures show fence posts been pile driven into the ground early on Tuesday.

The residents association posted the following on their Facebook page.

Millbourne Residents Association

???Millbourne green update as of this very moment the developer has Instructed a permanent fence to go up.
Just look at the equipment been used. Pile driver etc.

The fence is indistinguishable from the apartments in terms of its unacceptable impact as laid out by Meath co co.

This is despite been refused planning permission two weeks ago!!

Meath County Council. Where is our green space and why are you not helping us??Meath County Council were contacted earlier and they said “email us with your complaint”??.
Not a good enough response to all those children who ask you “Where is my green space to play safely”.

In a reply, local SF councillor Aisling O’ Neill, claimed, ‘Work stopped when I drove up.’

Another resident advised the association to get health and safety officials involved.

A controversial developer, who was involved in a stand off with residents over fire safety measures in a Ratoath housing complex is the man behind the current row over attempts to construct apartments on the Ashbourne housing estate.

Four separate planning applications for the apartments have failed.

In 2015 Michael Ryan owned Saltan properties, which became embroiled in a dispute with residents of the Riverwalk Apartments in Ratoath over fire safety issues surrounding the complex.

Now Ryan’s Rybo company has emerged as the developers behind attempts to construct a number of apartments on Ashbournes Millbourne estate, in what residents are saying is the only green area available for their children to play on