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Wales round-up: Carbon-cutting blueprint published; Go-ahead for multimillion-pound adventure resort in Afan Valley

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 16 March-22 March, 2019

Carbon-cutting blueprint published 

The Welsh Government has committed itself to a major increase in tree planting to meet the country’s carbon reduction goals. It should see Wales reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050.

The Planner

Go-ahead for multimillion-pound adventure resort in Afan Valley

Ambitious proposals for a multimillion-pound adventure resort in the Afan Valley have been given outline planning approval by Neath Port Talbot Council.

The Planner

Swansea Bay City Deal governance changes mooted

An internal review of the governance arrangements for the Swansea Bay City Deal has recommended several changes. Findings highlighted that the investigation at Swansea University, its links with the Llanelli Life Science and Wellbeing Village project and its subsequent referral to the police was having a 'detrimental impact' on partners and 'eroding trust across the partnership'.

Carmarthenshire County Council

WRU unveils hotel scheme next to Principality Stadium

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and its partners have unveiled proposals to create a new 165-bedroom luxury hotel next to the capital’s Principality Stadium by converting both the listed former Head Post Office and the neighbouring old Inland Revenue building, which the WRU now owns.

BBC News

Powys opencast coal mine bid

Celtic Energy has applied to reopen an opencast coal mine at Nant Helen, near Ystradgynlais in Powys.

BBC News

Guidance update for marine historic environment

The administration has begun consulting on updating its guidance on managing and protecting the marine historic environment which covers wrecks, submerged prehistory heritage assets and coastal and intertidal archaeology.

Welsh Government

Caerphilly housing development decision deferred

Caerphilly County Borough Council this week deferred a decision on a major housing scheme involving up to 350 new homes on a former golf course to allow officials more time to assess how much affordable housing should be provided.

Insider Media