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Energy minister Brian Wilson has granted consent to the Renewable Development Company's application to build a 58.5Mw windfarm at Cefn Croes, in Ceredigion, Wales.

The Health & Safety Executive is to consider an application from three train operating companies to be exempted from one of the provisions of the Railway Safety Regulations 1999. The effect would be that Mark 1 rolling stock that has less protection than modern rolling stock in the event of a crash can be used without modification until 31 December 2002.

Forty eight per cent of disabled people say transport is their most important local concern but only 21% believe those responsible for transport planning and development give the right amount of attention to disabled access issues, according to a report published by the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.

Find out more at www. dptac. gov. uk

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