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Wales round-up: Cardiff’s revised LDP makes the grade; Legislation on Welsh language in planning comes into force

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 2 January-8 January, 2016

Cardiff’s revised LDP makes the grade

Cardiff’s revised local development plan has been approved by a planning inspector and should be formally signed off by the city council later this month.

The Planner

RTPI to streamline routes to Chartered membership

The RTPI has announced that it is streamlining the ways that professional planners can achieve Chartered membership.

The Planner

New legislation on Welsh language in planning comes into force

New provisions to ensure that the Welsh language is considered in the planning system in Wales came into force this week.

Welsh Government

Land use planning policy updated

The government has published the latest edition of its Planning Policy Wales.

Welsh Government

Construction work on the £315m Circuit of Wales project to begin

Construction work on the £315 million Circuit of Wales project is set to begin shortly, it has emerged.

Wales Online

Pembrokeshire Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2015

The latest Pembrokeshire Joint Housing Land Availability Study has confirmed that the planning authority has a five-year supply of suitable sites for new homes.

Welsh Government

£16m ‘super bakery’ plan to create 100 jobs in Wrexham

The Village Bakery has submitted a £16 million plan to build one of Britain's largest craft bakeries on land next to its existing bakeries located on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

BBC News

National planetarium hope for Maerdy, Rhondda Valley

A national planetarium for Wales could be built in the Rhondda Valley, under plans being drawn up for an education and tourism attraction.

BBC News

Charlies Stores plans new Welshpool HQ and e-commerce centre

Retailer Charlies Stores has submitted plans to open a new head office and e-commerce centre in Powys after online sales grew 80 per cent in the past year.

BBC News

Wylfa nuclear power station marks its final day after 40 years in service

Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey has generated its last electricity after more than 40 years in service.

Wales Online

Planning expert talks about tall building proposed for Wales

A war of words has broken out over the latest crop of tall buildings proposed for Welsh cities.

Wales Online 

Major Swansea solar farm given then green light by council planners

Swansea council planners have recommended approval for a solar farm at Pontarddulais despite criticism over the local authority’s lack of policy on such projects and fears the scheme might cause a glare risk to drivers on the nearby M4.

Wales Online

George Osborne announces £50 million technology centre for South Wales

George Osborne announces support for multi-million pound technology centre for South Wales – location not yet announced - and stresses commitment to Cardiff city deal.

Wales Online

Council maps out open spaces to help plan future developments in Swansea

Swansea Council is calling on residents to get involved in a city-wide assessment of open spaces following the authority’s detailed assessment of the current position which will form part of its local development plan.

City and County of Swansea