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Wales round-up

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales this week

Sustainable buildings guidance enters new era

The Welsh government’s chief planner Rosemary Thomas has written to all the country’s chief planners about the changes to Planning Policy Wales in respect of guidance on sustainable buildings.

The Planner


Wind farm scrapped

A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea off the coast of Anglesey has been scrapped after the two energy companies involved – the UK’s Centrica and Denmark’s Dong Energy – decided the 440-turbine Rhiannon offshore array was economically unviable. 

The Daily Post


'Hobbit' home faces demolition

An eco-friendly "hobbit-style" home in Pembrokeshire faces demolition after its owners' bid for retrospective planning permission was rejected.

BBC News


Green light for Bodelwyddan homes

Denbighshire County Council has agreed a development brief for the planned expansion of the village of Bodelwyddan. Developer Barwood Land and Estates has submitted an outline application for a mixed-use residential-led scheme at the village involving up to 1,700 new homes.

News North Wales