An artist's impression of the proposed motor racing circuit
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Circuit of Wales race track prompts mixed reaction

Plans for a major motor racing track near Ebbw Vale have been given the go-ahead by Blaenau Gwent councillors.

It has been estimated that the Circuit of Wales will create around 1,500 jobs and 500 construction jobs.

Developers want to invest £280m in the track situated on 335 hectares (830 acres) near Rassau Industrial Estate.

Despite some environmental concerns it is recommended for approval at a council meeting on Wednesday.

£280m race track given go ahead

  • 10 Jul 2013