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Wales round-up: Cardiff gasworks site bought for major housing scheme; Swansea live music venue proposed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 2 May-8 May, 2020

Cardiff gasworks site bought for major housing scheme

Cardiff City Council has acquired the 12-hectare former gasworks site in Grangetown, earmarked for a major residential development that will see its iconic listed gasholder incorporated in the scheme.

The Planner

Covid-19: CCC says adapting to climate crisis is ‘integral’ to UK recovery

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has set out six principles that the leaders of the UK should follow to rebuild the nation after the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Planner

Swansea live music venue mooted

LoftCo, the new owner of Swansea’s grade II-listed Albert Hall, has unveiled proposals for a £7 million live venue for 900 music fans, as well as office space, flats and a rooftop bar.

Wales Online

Flintshire solar farm project

Community-owned energy company YnNi Newydd has revealed plans for a 16-megawatt solar power farm for a 48-hectare site at Bretton Hall Farm, between Broughton and Saltney Ferry in Flintshire, which straddles the English border. It could be a potential Development of National Significance and could create an overall power capacity of 30MW.

Wales Online

Major Holyhead development pledge 

Conygar Investment Company, the developer behind ambitious proposals for 326 homes, a 500-berth marina, retail, leisure, restaurants, hotel and office space at Newry Beach in Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, insisted this week that all the relevant planning applications would be submitted by the end of the year.

Wales Online

Wrexham LDP gypsy sites review

Wrexham County Borough Council has agreed to revisit its assessment of gypsy and traveller sites following criticism from the planning inspectors holding the inquiry into the council’s local development plan (LDP). 

BBC News

Flint flats approved

Flintshire County Council has approved proposals submitted by Woodland NW Developments to build 19 flats on the site of the former Flint Borough Working Men’s Club.

BBC News

Newport HMO wrangle

Resubmitted plans to turn a four-bedroom property in Newport’s Fairoak Avenue into a seven-bedroom HMO (house in multiple occupation) have provoked concern among neighbours about traffic problems.

Wales Online

Historic Swansea hotel conversion proposed

Swansea’s historic former Gwyn Hotel could be demolished and replaced with a four-storey building comprising a restaurant and eight flats under proposals submitted to the city council by owner Abdul Latif.

Wales Online

Site visits resume

The Planning Inspectorate Wales has resumed unaccompanied site visits.

Planning Inspectorate Wales