The refusal of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission to build a graveyard and crematorium near the Dublin Mountains is being challenged in the High Court.
Last year, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council rejected plans for the one-acre graveyard and the two-storey crematorium in Kilternan finding the proposals to be in breach of zoning.
More than 80 objections were lodged against the original planning application by Hantise Ltd and Ashman Properties Ltd for a 10-acre burial plot at Ballycorus Road at Kilternan.
The development would be on the site of a former lead mine and there were fears contaminants could be released into the local waterways once excavations began.
An appeal to An Bord Pleanála was rejected earlier this year and now those behind the development Hantise Ltd and Ashman Properties Ltd are legally challenging the board's refusal.
Their case is based on an alleged failure by An Bord Pleanála to circulate submissions by third parties that were relied on by the inspector in his report to the board.
The case was mentioned before the High Court today. A full hearing has been scheduled for October.