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Plans to develop a former Snowdonia military air base as a research site have taken a step forward.
The Welsh Government has been granted a certificate of lawful use, enabling the Llanbedr site in Meirionnydd to be used to test and develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Llanbedr Airfield Estates, who hope to purchase and develop the site, cautiously welcomed the plans.
The Snowdonia Society said it was glad the issue had been resolved.
The site at Llanbedr employed 130 people at the time it was closed in 2004.
Llanbedr Airfield Estates (LAE) had wanted to use the land for priv