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Wales round-up: AMs demand tree cover drive to curb climate change; Energy NSIP submitted for Felindre

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 26 May-1 June, 2018

AMs demand tree cover drive to curb climate change

Members of the National Assemby for Wales have pilloried Welsh ministers over the government’s failure to meet climate change targets and have urged the administration to commit to a national target of 20 per cent urban tree cover.

The Planner

Energy NSIP submitted for Felindre

The Planning Inspectorate has received an application for a Development Consent Order for a gas generation and battery storage project in Yorkshire, as well as a second application for the Abergelli Power Project.

The Planner

Cardiff airport road link concern

A new road, designed to improve transport links to Cardiff Airport, would scar the capital's 'green lung' and could cut through up to seven ancient woodlands, according to campaigners.

BBC News

New application website goes live

Applications for consents to Welsh local planning authorities should now be submitted via this dedicated Welsh online application service – Planning Applications Wales -  instead of through the Planning Portal as in the past.

Welsh Government

Afan Valley adventure resort moves

A spokesman for the developers behind ambitious plans for the Afan Valley Adventure Resort in South Wales has claimed a planning application will be submitted shortly to Neath Port Talbot County Council

Wales Online

Cwmbran housing scheme

The second phase of a housing development that will involve 108 new homes at the site of the former Gwent Police Training College in Cwmbran has been approved.

Insider Media

Snowdonia connections boost

Thirty-five premises in a remote community in the middle of Snowdonia are set to get the UK’s fastest broadband.

Wales Online

Welsh language projects

Proposals have been announced to transform two Urdd activity centres in Bala and Ceredigion as part of plans to inspire a new generation of young people to speak Welsh outside the classroom.

Wales Online

Ministers ponder cycling event to aid tourism

The Welsh Government is considering a bid to host the start of cycling's Giro d'Italia in a move to boost tourism.

Insider Media

Swansea copperworks funding bid

A bid for £3.75 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been made to help transform a key part of Swansea's historic Hafod Morfa Copperworks site.

Swansea City Council

North Wales tidal lagoon economic boost

A tidal lagoon on the north Wales coast would boost the local economy by £11 billion and create 20,000 jobs, a report has claimed.

BBC News