Proposals to revamp Scotland's national football stadium in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games were opposed by more than 200 people who live nearby.
Glasgow 2014 organisers are to build a large exten- sion to the existing North Stand to improve "spectator comfort".
It will create extra catering outlets, an additional spectator concourse area, food kiosks, toilets and wheelchair facilities.
However, residents near the 52,000-capacity ground argued it will block sunlight to their homes, cause traffic problems and blight the appearance of the area.
They claimed they will be left looking at a huge "Berlin Wall" type structure which will cause the value of their houses to drop.
The plans have now been given the go ahead at a meeting of Glasgow City Council after planners dismissed the neighbours' concerns.
In a report, they stated: "The proposals seek to improve the facilities of the North Stand in line with good practice guidelines issued by the Football Licensing Authority.
"While it is noted there are existing residential properties within close proximity to the development... it is not con-sidered the area is typical of an exclusively residential location.
"On this basis, the proposed extension is considered to be of a scale which would not be considered overdevelopment within the locale and that the development is in keeping with the scale of the existing building which is being extended."
Campaign organiser Victoria McDaid, 59, vowed to fight to have the decision overturned.
She said: "The whole process was flawed and there are many questions which have not been answered. The application has been granted but this is not the end of the matter for us. The development is far too big and too ugly."