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National parks should lose planning powers, farmers say

National parks should be stripped of their planning powers, according to the Farmers' Union of Wales.

The three park authorities covering the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire coast and Snowdonia are responsible for planning decisions within their boundaries.

They have rejected claims they are more concerned with tourism than what people and farmers need.

The FUW also said giving local councils the powers would save money and mean more consistency in planning decisions.

Abigail Neal reports.

  • 25 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales