Following on from the planning committee’s decision on Wednesday to refuse planning permission to RWE, did you know that this isn’t the first time this has happened? In 1993 an application was made along similar lines, again involving the Foelas Estate.

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Taken from the London Gazette – January 1993.

The extract below is taken from Esme; Guardian of Snowdonia. A fascinating book profiling Emse Kirby, founder of what is now the Snowdonia Society.

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“The application for the scheme was eventually withdrawn as it proved impossible to resolve the issues raised”. At this stage the scheme can still be appealed, or RWE can choose to reapply.

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana, 1906.