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SBD Global/July 11, 2013/Facilities
Circuit Of Wales Gets Green Light To Develop $417M Racetrack To Open By 2015
Published July 11, 2013
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FACING OBSTACLES: In Cardiff, Liam Moffett reported the scheme "had been met with opposition amid concerns about the environment." Among them was the Open Spaces Society, which "expressed concern about the circuit damaging common land on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park." Environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales said the scale of the circuit would have “unacceptable environmental impacts,” including impacts on the special qualities of the protected landscape. During a full meeting, Blaenau Gwent Council members "granted outline planning approval." It means that HVDC will now "have to go away and draw up more detailed plans before the scheme can get the final rubber stamp" (WALES ONLINE, 7/10).