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Wales round-up: Caerphilly replacement LDP faces withdrawal; ‘UK’s first' alpine coaster gets go-ahead in Snowdonia

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 9 July-15 July, 2016

Caerphilly replacement LDP faces withdrawal

The leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council has confirmed proposals to formally withdraw the authority’s draft replacement local development plan.

The Planner

New PM announces communities secretary in cabinet reshuffle

The UK’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed new communities, transport and energy secretaries in a cabinet reshuffle.

The Planner

Proposed Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment

A new consultation outlining proposals for the introduction of additional measures to support the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and help authorities and individuals manage the historic environment has been launched.

Welsh Government 

Circuit of Wales has been rejected by the Welsh Government

Ministers remain wary of underwriting plans for the £371 million Circuit of Wales project and insist that the private sector bears more of the risk.

Wales Online

‘UK’s first’ alpine coaster gets go-ahead in Snowdonia

The UK’s first so-called alpine coaster is to be built in Snowdonia now the national park authority has granted planning permission for a kilometre-long elevated toboggan ride.

BBC News

Folly Farm’s £10m holiday village plans submitted

Plans for a £10 million holiday village at a Pembrokeshire farm tourist attraction have been submitted to planners.

BBC News

Cardiff Coal Exchange: Council approves £40m hotel plan

The £40 million redevelopment plan for Cardiff's Coal Exchange has moved closer to climbing off the drawing board, although the scheme still requires listed building consent.

BBC News 

Plan for Pontypridd precinct site revealed

Latest proposals for the redevelopment of Pontypridd precinct site have been unveiled, which could include offices and leisure facilities.

Wales Online 

Cardiff needs nearly 15,000 more student accommodation rooms

Some 14,500 new student accommodation rooms are needed in Cardiff before the market reaches saturation point, according to new research from international property advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Wales Online 

A494 super-highway housing development will ‘bring back lost community’

Campaigners who fought the A494 “super-highway” in Flintshire say a new housing development where homes were demolished to make way for the failed scheme will “revive” the area.

Daily Post