Stagg Welcomes Grant of Planning to Intel
Kildare North Labour Representative Emmet Stagg has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant planning permission to Intel for their Modified New Chip Manufacturing Facility at its Headquarters in Leixlip.
Two appeals had been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against the decision by Kildare Co. Council to grant planning permission originally on May 2nd last.
Mr Stagg said:
“I am delighted at the decision by An Bord Pleanala to reaffirm the grant of planning permission.
“The development comprises revised design of a previously permitted Manufacturing Facility and utility support buildings to ensure that the Intel Site has the capacity to manufacture the latest Semicondutor Technology in its bid to secure an estimated $4 Billion new Chip Manufacturing facility at Leixlip. Intel’s corporate parent has yet to decide to proceed with the proposed new plant and Intel in Leixlip are competing with other locations, most notably Israel to land the investment.”
Mr. Stagg stated that the need for the revised planning permission stemmed from a change in the standard design of Intel’s manufacturing plants, known as Fabs. The permission granted is for a smaller facility than for the one which received planning permission in 2013.
“It is envisaged that 3,000 people will be employed in construction for 3 years and when operational the plant would have 850 permanent jobs on site. To date Intel have invested $12.5 Billion at its Leixlip Plant between Buildings and Process Equipment, which is a major investment not just in Leixlip and Co. Kildare but the State overall.”
Kildare North Labour Representative Emmet Stagg stated that granting planning permission has reinforced Intel Leixlip as a Centre of World Excellence in the Knowledge Based economy.