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Wales round-up: Ambitious mid-Wales rewilding project ruffles feathers; Green light for Cardiff bus station scheme

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 3 November-9 November, 2018

Ambitious Mid Wales rewilding project ruffles feathers

An ambitious project launched in Mid Wales that aims to restore flourishing ecosystems and a resilient local economy on a scale unparalleled in Britain has ruffled feathers in the farming community.

The Planner

Green light for Cardiff bus station scheme

Detailed plans for a new transport interchange to replace Cardiff’s bus station, close to the city’s railway station, have been approved by the city council. The scheme also includes a 22-storey residential tower, commercial floorspace and a multistorey car park.

BBC News

Monmouthshire housing backed

Proposals for three residential developments totalling more than 530 new homes at Portskewett, Caldicot and Raglan in Monmouthshire, have been recommended for approval by county council officials.

Insider Media

RSPB wins Anglesey parking meter appeal

The RSPB’s proposals for a parking meter scheme at a popular beauty spot near Holyhead will now go ahead following the charity’s successful planning appeal.

BBC News

Usk port expansion

Plans to redevelop Bird Port on the River Usk at Newport have been unveiled in a move that could double its capacity and boost industry in the wider region.

Insider Media

Saundersfoot development wins EU funding

EU funding worth £4 million has been allocated for a new Wales International Coastal Centre at Saundersfoot, one of several initiatives designed to boost the resort’s tourism potential.

Welsh Government

Brake on Mumbles redevelopment

The £35 million redevelopment of Mumbles Pier has been put on hold now ministers have directed Swansea City Council not to approve the project. It involves a hotel and retail complex and flats as well as the renovated pier.

BBC News

Colwyn Bay project boosted

A distinctive listed building in Colwyn Bay will be given a new lease of life as meeting and office space for the creative industries, thanks to Welsh Government and EU funding.

Welsh Government

AMs urge Monmouthshire concrete road resurfacing

A concrete road in Monmouthshire should be resurfaced as soon as possible to end ongoing problems with noise pollution for nearby residents, according to the National Assembly’s Petitions Committee.

Welsh Assembly

Top award for poet’s Gwynedd home

Yr Ysgwrn, near Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, the former home of one of Wales's most famous poets, has beaten buildings such as Canterbury Cathedral to win a top conservation award.

BBC News

Green light for Swansea student accommodation project

Revised proposals for a 645-bed student flat scheme have been approved by Swansea City Council for a riverside site in the northern part of Swansea Docks

Wales Online