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Planners approve Snowdonia aircraft scrapyard

Planners have voted in favour of controversial plans to set up a business breaking up old aircraft in the Snowdonia National Park, despite vocal opposition from conservationists.

50 jobs could be created with the development on the former Llanbedr airbase near Harlech.

The Welsh Government are now deciding whether to call in the scheme so that they can make the final decision. Rob Shelley reports from the planning meeting.

Decision made over Snowdonia aeroplane scrapyard

A redundant airfield in one of the most rural parts of Wales is set to echo to the noise of jet engines again after Snowdonia National Park's planning authority granted consent to a firm which wants to dismantle decommissioned aircraft, possibly including airliners, on the landing strip at Llanbedr.

The development could provide up to 50 jobs within three years, conservation bodies like the Snowdonia Society though have opposed the plan.