In brief: Attempts to thwart an offshore wind farm ...

Attempts to thwart an offshore wind farm off Porthcawl failed this week in a Welsh assembly vote. Plans for a 30-turbine facility at Scarweather Sands were approved by the Welsh Assembly Government last July against the recommendation of a planning inspector. Ten assembly members tried to force another debate on the issue but were defeated. The scheme is now likely to proceed, although opponents could still press for a judicial review.

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