AN BORD Pleanála has upheld a decision by Waterford City Council to allow a €280 million inner-city development, expected to create 1,900 full-time and temporary jobs, to proceed.
In July 2007 the council granted permission to KRM Construction Partnership for the Newgate centre, subject to conditions.
However, objections were lodged with An Bord Pleanála by parties including the Department of the Environment, the Waterford Alliance for Sustainable Inner City Development, the Waterford Council of Trade Unions, the Patrick Street and Stephen Street Traders Group, Brendan McCann and Noel McDonagh.
Traffic problems, along with environmental and archaeological concerns, were cited as the main reasons for the objections.
An Bord Pleanála yesterday upheld the council's position in favour of the development "with revised conditions".
The Irish Times