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Wales round-up: Cardiff BTR complex makes waves; Neath Port Talbot threatens to quit Swansea Bay City Deal

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 13 April-19 April, 2019

Cardiff BTR complex makes waves

A major new build-to-rent (BTR) complex in the heart of Cardiff is set to climb off the drawing board.

The Planner

Neath Port Talbot threatens to quit Swansea Bay City Deal

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has threatened to pull out of the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal within six months unless the initiative - which involves three other local authorities and the UK and Welsh governments - starts to deliver projects.

BBC News

Preliminary talks scheduled for Newport Docks scheme

Ministers are arranging discussions with potential contractors over a £185 million project to improve Newport Docks required if the yet to be determined M4 relief road project is to proceed.

BBC News

Ebbw Vale housing moves

A major 100-home scheme in Ebbw Vale earmarked for a former quarry has made progress now that housing developer Lovell has completed the purchase of the site. The scheme involves housing association Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and the government.

Wales Online

Green light for Pontypool RFC revamp

Proposals to refurbish the Pontypool RFC ground with new security fencing, improved stands and dugouts have been approved by Torfaen County Borough Council.

BBC News

Porthcawl project

A Porthcawl seafront site left vacant for over 20 years could be transformed by new shops and flats under plans unveiled by a local hotelier.

BBC News

Cardiff parks protection

Two parks in Cardiff are to be protected in perpetuity as ‘Centenary Fields’, to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I.

Cardiff City Council