The way has been cleared for the redevelopment of the Erin Foods site in Thurles.
Tipperary County Council has granted conditional approval to Lidl for a new store there as well as the construction of 60,000 square feet of office space.
The former Erin Foods site in Thurles has been described by many as a major eyesore in the town in recent years.
Previously it had been one of the mid-Tipp towns landmarks employers.
After many false dawns permission has now been granted for a multi-million Euro redevelopment of the 8.5 acre site.
Lidl intend to build a new store on part of the Slievenamon Road site while there are also plans for a 3-storey office building and a café.
Local Councillor Micheál Lowry says this approval will open up a number of other avenues for the town.
The €24 million project will take a number of years to reach completion.
Councillor Lowry says this will lead to significant employment in the construction phase but will be even more beneficial in the years ahead.