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18/03/2016

Wales round-up: Cardiff region signs city deal; Caerphilly development makes waves

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 12 March-18 March, 2016

Cardiff region signs city deal

Cardiff Capital Region has signed a £1.2 billion city deal to unlock significant economic growth across the area.

The Planner

Caerphilly development makes waves

Proposals for a 685-home, mixed-use scheme and bypass on land to the south-east of Caerphilly on the lower slopes of Caerphilly Mountain face significant opposition from local residents.

The Planner

Planners told not to feel swayed by amenity issues when determining green energy schemes

Planning minister Carl Sargeant has written to all chief planning officers highlighting the importance of not being too influenced by visual and amenity issues when considering renewable and low-carbon energy schemes.

The Planner

Budget 2016: Devolution

Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Budget 2016 that negotiations would open with Swansea for a city deal.

The Planner

Caerphilly Mountain proposals face opposition

Proposals for a 685-home mixed-use scheme and bypass on land to the south-east of Caerphilly on the lower slopes of Caerphilly Mountain are facing significant opposition from local residents.

Wales Online

400 businesses in Aberystwyth successfully establish a Business Improvement District

A group of more than 400 businesses in Aberystwyth have successfully establishing a Business Improvement District (BID).

Welsh Government

More time to have a say on local development plan

The closing date for residents and other interested parties to have their say on the Caerphilly Council’s replacement local development plan has been extended to Friday 22 April.

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Swansea Council appoints new director of place

Swansea City Council has appointed Martin Nicholls, currently the council’s chief operating officer, as its new director of place.

City and County of Swansea

Wales needs its own Oyster cards, says a radical review of our public transport system

A Wales-specific version of London’s Oyster card travel system should be introduced, a Welsh Assembly committee is due to argue today (Friday), along with a slew of other suggestions on how to improve public transport.

Wales Online

TAN 12 updated

TAN 12 has been updated to reflect amendments to the requirements for Design and Access Statements.

Welsh Government

Work starts on £57m Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff

Construction work has started on the new £57.3 million dual carriageway Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff.

Welsh Government

Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone created to boost local economy

Economy minister Edwina Hart has formally announced the establishment of the Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone to help create economic growth and jobs for the area recently hit by steel job losses.

Welsh Government

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