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Wales round-up: Cardiff estate regeneration plans submitted; Slate landscape in Wales awarded heritage status

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 24 July-30 July, 2021

Cardiff estate regeneration plans submitted

The regeneration of Cardiff’s Channel View Estate with over 300 new houses made progress this week.

The Planner

Slate landscape in Wales awarded heritage status

UNESCO has awarded the Slate Landscape of north west Wales World Heritage status at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.

The Planner

Bridgend draft LDP homes allocation row

Residents have expressed anger about Bridgend County Borough Council’s draft local development plan (LDP) which allocates land at Island Farm, once the site of a Word War II prisoner of war camp, for more than 800 new homes.

Wales Online

Go-ahead for Llanelli housing

Carmarthenshire County Council has approved outline proposals for up to 202 homes on a 8.7-hectare greenfield site in the village of Dafen, 2.5 kilometres from Llanelli town centre.

Insider Media

Llay dwellings approved

Watkin Jones Homes has been given detailed  approval by Wrexham County Borough Council  for a development of 51 houses on land at the British Legion Social Club in Watts Dyke, Llay.


Energy-from-waste plant proposed for Mostyn Dock

Wersa AG has announced proposals for an energy-from-waste project involving three pyrolysis units using non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste as feedstock. The facility has been earmarked for a site at Mostyn Dock in Holywell, Flintshire.

Insider Media

Swansea woodland scheme

Thousands of conifers on Swansea's Kilvey Hill are set to be replaced with native broadleaf trees under Natural Resources Wales’s management plan for the seven-hectare woodland.

Wales Online

Burry Port project

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has agreed to market a 1.1-hectare brownfield site at Burry Port Harbour for a mixed-use scheme that will help pave the way for a new leisure quarter as part of an ambitious regeneration masterplan.

Carmarthenshire County Council

Neath Port Talbot Council backs rail initiative

Neath Port Talbot Council has backed the Welsh Government's proposals for a 'world-leading' railway testing facility in south Wales, at the head of the Dulais and Tawe Valleys.

Wales Online

Capital housing moves

New council housing is to be built at three locations across the capital in Canton, Pentwyn and Ely, following agreement by the city council’s cabinet.

Wales Online

Laugharne burial plans blocked

Proposals for a two-hectare natural burial ground on the outskirts of Laugharne have been turned down by Carmarthenshire County Council, principally because of traffic issues.

Wales Online

Tax office Union Jack wrangle

A public row has broken over proposals for a huge eight-storey union flag on a city centre tax office, which was approved under delegated powers by Cardiff City Council officials and is now the subject of a 20,0000-petition calling for its removal.

Wales Online

Maesteg turbines consultation

Preliminary consultation has just finished on contentious proposals for a wind farm of up to 26 turbines, each 250-metre tall, on a site between Port Talbot and Maesteg. The Y Bryn scheme, proposed by Coriolis and Irish power company ESB, will be decided by ministers as a development of national significance.

BBC News

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