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Wales round-up: Biggest office leasing deal agreed for Welsh capital; Museum plans lodged after consultation

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 12 August-18 August, 2017

Biggest office leasing deal agreed for Welsh capital

The UK Government is to open a new hub in Cardiff after completing what is believed to be the largest ever office leasing deal in Wales.

The Planner

Museum plans lodged after consultation

Plans for the new Museum of Military Medicine in Cardiff have been formally submitted following a consultation period.

Insider Media

Demolition-threatened site set for two schools

Two schools could be built on the Wrexham site of a listed former school saved from demolition after a high court battle.

BBC News 

Do not sell Port Talbot land for prison, say Labour politicians

Labour AM David Rees and MP Stephen Kinnock have called on their party colleagues in the Welsh Government not to sell land selected for a new prison in Port Talbot.

BBC News

Permission secured for Kingsway student development

Planning permission has been granted for a 307-bedroom student accommodation development on The Kingsway in Swansea.

Insider Media

Welsh ‘homes as power stations’ project gets green light

A proposed ‘homes as power stations’ demonstration project in Neath has been approved. It will comprise 16 new homes, including two and three-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats.

Decentralized Energy

£35m and 560 jobs from Swansea city plans, study finds

The latest proposals for the regeneration of Swansea centre will generate £35.4 million for the economy and create 560 jobs over two years, an independent study has found.

BBC News

Government must provide leadership to protect marine environments

The Welsh Government needs to take steps to safeguard the country’s marine environments, a National Assembly committee has insisted.

National Assembly for Wales

Plans for 24 storey apartment tower with a new park in Cardiff Bay submitted

Associated British Ports has formally submitted a planning application for its controversial Dolffin Square scheme, which includes a 24-storey residential tower and a  public park on a site it owns near Cardiff’s historic Norwegian Church.

Wales Online

Plans to transform empty building in Newport into offices

Developer Garrison Barclay Estates has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop the former Royal Mail building in Mill Street, Newport, into an office scheme.

Wales Online

Llandudno Junction 110 homes plan decision deferred

Proposals to build 110 new homes on agricultural land between Llandudno Junction and Deganwy have been deferred by councillors despite planning officials recommending the project should go-ahead.

BBC News