Extension announced for Clwydian Range AONB

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The Environment Minister is to extend an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in north Wales.

John Griffiths has ruled around 230 square kilometres of land in Wrexham and Denbighshire should fall within the Clwydian Range AONB.

He said the move would help protect the landscape - but farming unions and the Conservatives say it will hit agriculture and create "unnecessary" red tape.

It is the first new area of land to be made an AONB in Wales for 26 years.

Matthew Richards reports

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