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Wales round-up: Anglesey s.106 agreement seals £120m resort project; Aberthaw power station to downgrade operations

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 23 April-29 April, 2016

Anglesey s.106 agreement seals £120m resort project

A £120 million holiday resort scheme at Holyhead on Anglesey has been signed off following lengthy negotiations over the detail of the s.106 agreement between developer Land & Lakes (Anglesey) and the county council.

The Planner

RTPI publishes ethics guidance

The RTPI has for the first time published guidance on professional ethics, which reiterates the need for planners to “act fearlessly and impartially in their professional judgement”.

The Planner

Welsh Labour commit to electrification roll-out

The Welsh Labour Party has outlined plans to electrify the South and North Wales Main Lines and to protect local facilities in its election manifesto.

The Planner

Welsh Conservatives commit to starter homes policy

The Welsh Conservative Party has outlined plans to deliver 70,000 homes over the duration of the next Assembly term and to develop a Starter Homes Cymru scheme to deliver homes for first-time buyers.

The Planner

Rally to take place at council offices opposing Caerphilly housing plans

Campaigners opposed to housing allocations proposed in the draft local development plan for Caerphilly have held a protest outside the county borough offices on the final day of public consultation into the strategy.

Wales Online

Aberthaw power station to downgrade operations

Wales’s biggest coal-fired power station at Aberthaw in the Vale of Glamorgan is to downgrade its operations.

BBC News

Concern grows over sale of Anglesey heritage sites

A working windmill, two Iron Age roundhouses and one of Britain's oldest courthouses could be sold by Anglesey council.

BBC News

Planned South Hook gas power station at Milford Haven is axed

Plans for a combined heat and power station at a Milford Haven gas storage complex have been axed.

BBC News

Prime development site in the centre of Cardiff being brought to market

Knight Frank has been appointed by the Welsh Government to oversee the sale of a 2.5 hectare prime development site at Callaghan Square in the centre of the capital, which has outline consent for offices.

Wales Online

Application submitted to build 25 homes on Cardiff rugby club's pitch

Waterstone Homes has submitted proposals to build 25 new homes on the pitch of Llanishen Rugby Club in north Cardiff.

Wales Online