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Wales round-up: Blueprint published for managing a NW Wales slate area World Heritage Site; Carmarthenshire homes backed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 17 August-23 August, 2019

Blueprint published for managing Welsh slate area World Heritage Site

Gwynedd Council has published a draft management plan for the slate areas of north west Wales, which are a UK candidate for potential UNESCO World Heritage status.

The Planner

Help us celebrate 60 years of the RTPI’s Royal Charter

This year is a particularly special one for the RTPI, which next month will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter. You can help The Planner mark the occasion.

The Planner

Carmarthenshire homes backed

Proposals by a national housebuilder Persimmon Homes to construct 100 homes, 20 per cent of which would be affordable, at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire have been backed by council planners.

Insider Media

Merthyr Tydfil initiative

Ian Ritchie Architects have been appointed by the council and the Design Commission for Wales to develop a plan for a centre in Merthyr Tydfil. It will showcase the town’s history at the heart of the industrial revolution and as the world’s largest iron producer in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Wales Online

Llanelli solar power park proposed

Voltalia UK has unveiled proposals for a 39-megawatt solar power facility on a 96-hectare site near Llanelli in south Wales.

Wales Online

Conwy business park funding boost

A new business park near the A55 in Conwy, North Wales is to benefit from £1.5 million EU funds and matching funding from Conwy County borough Council who owns the 2.4-hectare site involved.

Welsh Government

Porthcawl toilets planning blunder

Plans for public toilets in Porthcawl’s Griffin Park with design features to deter vandalism, rough sleepers and sexual activity were submitted in error, the eponymous town council has admitted.

BBC News

Newport’s pioneering electric bus starts up

Wales' first electric bus started operating on the roads of Newport this week.

BBC News

Boutique cinema for Anglesey

A disused court building in Anglesey is set to be turned into a boutique cinema offering two-person sofas under proposals to renovate the Grade-II listed building in Llangefni, which have been backed by county council planners.

BBC News