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£325m Ebbw Vale Circuit of Wales inquiry starts

A public inquiry into plans to build a £325m motor racing circuit in the south Wales valleys has started.

The eight-day hearing in Ebbw Vale is examining the request to take over 250 hectares (600 acres) of common land.

Backers, including Blaenau Gwent council, have offered around 320 hectares (800 acres) replacement land.

The inquiry has heard conflicting accounts from experts over claims the circuit would damage habitats and plant life by building on the common land.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 10 Mar 2015
  • From the section Wales
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