Aldi has received permission to retain its temporary hoarding around a Monaghan Town site for a period of up to three years.
In the planning application, Aldi said it remains committed to the construction of a new store at McNally's car park and "intends to begin construction at the earliest opportunity".
Unsuccessful negotiations with Monaghan County Council regarding significant flood remediation and relief works outside the Aldi site boundary have led to delays in the store's development.
The successful planning application said the hoarding has been erected around McNally's car park "pending commencement of development".
It adds that the timber hoarding will be removed when the development is progressed to "such a stage where it is safe to do so".
However, Monaghan County Council required Aldi to undertake a flood risk assessment because the site has a "significant history" of flooding.
In response, Aldi said the hoarding "is not designed as water-tight and will include gaps between the bottom of the hoarding panels and the ground".
The flood risk assessment also noted that "should flood waters arise on site, free movement of water through the hoarding will be available" via the gaps in the hoarding.