Call for Welsh National Parks to be merged

A leading Welsh politician has called for the three Welsh national parks to be merged.

 Former presiding officer Dafydd Elis-Thomas, the assembly member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, said the merged body, could make development within national park boundaries easier.

His comments follow the publication of the Williams Commission report last week, which recommended the Welsh Government considers running the national parks through one authority.

Elis-Thomas told Wales Online the current system stopped leaned towards "stopping us doing what we wanted with our own landscape" with planning regimes that are "too negative".

He said the parks could be merged within months and should be run by an elected board.

 




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