Gwynedd and Ynys Môn councils are risking court challenges if they push ahead with a change of policy that would prevent councillors from commissioning language impact assessments of planning applications, according to a legal expert.
Language campaigners have welcomed an expert panel’s recommendation that the Government should introduce a Welsh-medium Education Act.
In a report commissioned by the Welsh Government to review the system for planning Welsh-medium education, a panel of experts which includes Professor Dylan Foster Evans and Meirion Prys Jones state:
Actress Mali Harries a Super Furry Animals musician Cian Ciaran are among over 35 celebrities who have called on Cardiff Council to ensure that only Welsh medium schools will be opened across the city in the future.
Language campaigners have responded to a Gwynedd Council debate about proposed cuts to language teaching centres.
The centres teach Welsh intensively to children who come from outside the area so they can study through the medium of Welsh in local schools.
Mabli Siriol, Cymdeithas yr Iaith's education spokesperson, commented: