Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, has secured the funding to boost tourism at the World Heritage Site for Visit Wales, with plans to improve access and add retail and education space.
The council has described developer Low Carbon Farming’s request for a rapid approval of its plans to build two 18-acre greenhouses as “ambitious and unrealistic”, and the firm could now miss out on a Government subsidy for the scheme.
The energy and regeneration firm has been appointed to deliver the facility, split across sites in Flint and Connah’s Quay that will comprise 9,000 solar panels and aim to save up to 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
Brighton-based Low Carbon Farming, which provides green solutions to the food industry, has lodged an application for a pair of greenhouses occupying a combined 37 acres west of Sesswick Way in Marchwiel, Wrexham.
Mostyn Sea Power, a subsidiary of the Port of Mostyn, plans to submit an application by the end of 2022 for a £600m hydropower project and hopes it could pave the way for other, larger schemes along the Welsh coast.