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10 February 2008
Major Anglesey plans include a prehistoric burial chamber

Plans for a shopping and leisure complex on Anglesey (Wales) are going on public display for the first time. The Ty Mawr development on land between Llanfairpwll and Menai Bridge would potentially offer 1,300 jobs in shops, restaurants, and a multiplex cinema. Objectors claim the plans would have a detrimental effect on the environment and will not benefit the island.
     The development will cover 55 acres, some 600 metres from the Britannia Bridge, just off the junction with the A5025. A spokesman for developers Ynys Mon Estates LLP said the park had been designed to complement its natural surroundings. There were also plans to set aside part of the site close to the Bluebell Wood and Burial Chamber as an interpretive centre. The public displays would provide an opportunity for the company to "explain more about the development and receive feedback directly from the community", she added.
     Gwynne Owen, a local member of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) said he had been through the plans carefully. "It is above an area great beauty and is not a sustainable development. There is no need for it on Anglesey," Public exhibition will be held at the Menai Bridge Community Centre on 11 February between 1030 and 2000 GMT.

Source: BBC News (7 January 2008)

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