An Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission to Intel Ireland for a two-year temporary car park for construction staff.
A number parties had appealed against the permission which comes with a condition for a traffic management plant.
The Board’s inspector recommended permission be given after considering submission by local man Thomas Reid, whose land is being compulsorily purchased to facilitate Intel expansion.
Environmental campaigner, Peter Sweetman and the National Transport Authority also made submissions.
Mr. Sweetman said that an Environmental Impact Assessment was inadequate but Intel dened this and the Board inspector concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement had covered the issues.
In its response to the Board, Intel described Mr. Reid’s submission as “vexatious.”
The Inspector’s report also stated that while there were issues with the Rye river water, they were not caused by Intel.
An Taisce said there was an “inadequate overview of the overall transport management.” Intel denied this pointing out that its car to employee ratio of 46% was probably the best in the State.