European Union – Environment. Article 6(3) of Directive (EEC) 992/43 should be interpreted as meaning that the competent authority was permitted to grant to a plan or project consent which left the developer free to determine subsequently certain parameters relating to the construction phase, such as the location of the construction compound and haul routes, only if that authority was certain that the development consent granted established conditions that were strict enough to guarantee that those parameters would not adversely affect the integrity of the site. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning the granting of development consent for a project to extend the northern ring-road of the city of Kilkenny (Ireland).