£325m Circuit of Wales Plans in Ebbw Vale Pass ‘Vital' Hurdle
Plans for a £325m motor racing track, business park and hotels in Blaenau Gwent have passed the latest planning hurdle. The Welsh government has given final approval to deregister common land to allow the project to be built at a site in Rassau, Ebbw Vale.
Backers, including Blaenau Gwent council, have offered 320 hectares (800 acres) of replacement land. The firm behind the project said it would regenerate the area. A Welsh government spokesman said deputy minister for farming and food, Rebecca Evans, had granted permission to deregister the land at Trefil Las and Twyn Bryn-March Common in Ebbw Vale, subject to conditions.