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Gwynedd

(gwĭn`ĕth, gwŭn`–), county, 984 sq mi (2,548 sq km), NW Wales. Established as a county in 1974 through the union of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, and parts of Denbighshire and Merionethshire, Gwynedd was reduced in 1996 by the separation of AngleseyAnglesey
or Anglesea
, island and county (1985 est. pop. 68,800), 278 sq mi (719 sq km), NW Wales. Beaumaris is the chief town. It is a region of low, rolling hills. The principal industries are agriculture and stock raising.
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 and the loss of its northeastern section to Conwy. Caernarvon, the administrative center, is where the Prince of Wales is invested; Bangor is an educational center with a university. Much of the county, excepting the Lleyn Peninsula, lies within Snowdonia National Park.

Gwynedd

a county of NW Wales, formed in 1974 from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, part of Denbighshire, and most of Merionethshire; lost Anglesey and part of the NE in 1996: generally mountainous with many lakes, much of it lying in Snowdonia National Park. Administrative centre: Caernarfon. Pop.: 117 500 (2003 est.). Area: 2550 sq. km (869 sq. miles)
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THE land-owning Conservative Oakeley family of Plas Tanybwlch, Maentwrog, took possession of slate mines in Blaenau Ffestiniog, including the Holland and Rhiwbryfdir mines in 1878, and expanded them to create the Oakeley slate mine, the largest slate mine (as opposed to open quarry) in the world, employing 1,600 men in 1891.
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6m plan to move millions of tonnes of slate waste from Blaenau Ffestiniog on the scenic Conwy Valley line would mean building a loading depot at Rhiwbryfdir.
The terminal at Rhiwbryfdir, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, could create more than 100 jobs in an unemployment blackspot and attract further industry into the area.
The proposed development involves land at Rhiwbryfdir for the construction of the rail freight terminal to provide an alternative to road transportation of both slate aggregates and other general products.
The Assembly's Transport Directorate has directed that the planning committee should not grant planning permission, as part of the land at Rhiwbryfdir lies within the Assembly's highway improvement scheme to develop the A470 from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Cancoed.
The proposed development would mean building a loading depot on land at Rhiwbryfdir in the town.