Cardiff barrage safeguards tightened
Wednesday 21 October 1992
THE GOVERNMENT introduced tighter environmental protection requirements last night for the controversial plans to build a barrage across Cardiff Bay.
Gwilym Jones, Under-Secretary at the Welsh Office, told the Commons that new provisions in the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill would help protect the bay's 'flora and fauna'. He was opening the report stage debate on the measure enabling construction of a multi-million pound barrage across the estuaries of the river Taff and river Ely.
Mr Jones said that last night's move was 'a positive step towards creating new and varied wildlife habitats within the bay'. Under the changes, the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation will be required to 'have regard to the desirability of developing and conserving flora and fauna' and will have to consult the Countryside Council for Wales.
But Ann Clywd, Labour's spokesman on Wales, demanded assurances the Bill's new provisions would stand up to legal scrutiny. She warned that the barrage would destroy the bay's site of special scientific interest. 'This is why the Opposition has called for an independent assessment of the environmental impact ..'
Labour's Ron Davies (Caerphilly) said that it was 'the first time we have had the complete destruction of an SSSI as a direct result of government legislation'.
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- 5 Terror threat level raised to severe as PM warns Isis risk could last for decades
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- < Previous
- Next >
£45000 - £69999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Algo-Develo...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Data Sc...
£50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: Data Sci...
£350 - £400 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Cent...