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    A bridge too far: Local Authority engineers fail to respect National Park

    An old slate clapper bridge over Afon Goch above Llanberis was destroyed in a storm in November 2013. It is hard to imagine anything more out of place and proportion than its new replacement, from the long and wide concrete base to the ridiculously high sides set at an architecturally elegant angle. Overengineered and overspecified, […]

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    Cwm Glas hydro – what is happening in Wales’ wildest landscape?

    Conservation charity the Snowdonia Society says that Greenearth Hydro, the company behind the hydro scheme on the Afon Gennog in Nant Peris,  is breaching the terms of their planning permission and desecrating a pristine part of the National Park landscape. Snowdonia Society Director John Harold said: “What are the developers thinking of?  For over 6 […]

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    National Parks Matter

    Earlier in 2014, John Griffiths, the Welsh Government Minister for National Parks announced a Review of Governance of Designated Landscapes in Wales by an independent Panel. This Panel will look at, amongst other things, a single designation for both National Parks and AONBs. The key issue of whether or not National Park Authorities will retain […]

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  • Glyn Rhonwy Consultation

    Snowdonia Society questions how pumped storage project will connect to National Grid. Having obtained planning permission from Gwynedd Council for a 49.9MW pumped storage development at Glyn Rhonwy, Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd (SPH) are now applying to double the capacity of the project to 99.9MW.  This application will be handled as a ‘major infrastructure project’ […]

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