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26/03/2015

Wales round-up: Cardiff Bay cable car project mooted, Brecon National Park plans to charge for barn conversions

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 21 March-27 March, 2015

Cardiff cable car project mooted to link bay, Penarth and the city centre

An ambitious project to create a cable-car scheme linking Cardiff Bay, Penarth and the city centre is being drawn up by engineering consultancy URS.

The Planner

Brecon National Park plans to charge £90,000 for every barn conversion

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s proposal to increase planning charges that would mean barn conversions would cost £90,000 each is causing controversy.

Wales Online

Minister assures householders that they will not carry cost of contaminated land

Minister for natural resources Carl Sargeant has assured the group of residents affected by contaminated land in Coedpoeth and Brymbo that “under no circumstances” would the cost of remediation fall to them.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government wants to bury electric cables to protect scenery

Welsh Government wants new Mid-Wales overhead transmission lines to be buried to protect scenery.

Wales Online

£80m biomass plant approved at former site of Europe's biggest arms depot

An £80 million biomass burning power plant has been approved at the former site of Europe's biggest arms depot in Pembrokeshire.

Wales Online

£2m for regeneration projects across Wales

Communities minister Lesley Griffiths has announced nearly £2 million for six regeneration projects across Wales.

Welsh Government

Architectural gems shortlisted for Wales’s building design of the year

Eight architectural gems ranging from a cliff-top castle to a university building have been shortlisted for Wales’s building design of the year.

Wales Online

Brecon Beacons market town prepares to fight against town centre supermarket plans

Residents and traders in Crickhowell are up in arms over a plan to convert a pub to a supermarket in a move they say threatens existing businesses in the town centre.

Wales Online

RTPI Convention: The New Politics for Planning

Bookings are now being taken for the RTPI’s The New Politics for Planning convention, which will take place on Tuesday 7 July, 2015.

Planning Convention

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