Three appeals lodged against a decision to grant planning for a €232m holiday village in Co Longford have not been upheld by An Bord Pleanála, RTÉ News understands.

The bord confirmed this afternoon that a final decision has been made on planning for the project, which included provision for over 400 lodges and 20 apartments in a woods near Ballymahon.

Developer Center Parcs UK was unwilling to comment on the outcome of the appeal this evening but it is understood it will have to consider new conditions to be imposed upon the plan by An Bord Pleanála when it receives formal notification tomorrow.  

Center Parcs UK has said it will create 1,000 permanent jobs and 750 construction jobs during the building of more than 400 holiday lodges in a forest near Ballymahon if it gets the go ahead.

However, questions have been raised about the viability of the project.

Last February, Longford County Council granted planning for the holiday village in Newcastle Woods, with plans for 470 lodges, 20 apartments and a 30,000 sq.m complex to include an indoor swimming pool plaza.

There were three objections to the project from residents in Longford and Mullingar that An Bord Pleanála was considering.

Despite Brexit implications, the British firm says it is committed to going ahead with the project if it gets planning.