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11/08/2016

Wales round-up: Changes to appeals regime out for consultation in Wales; Plans to underground power lines in Porthgain approved

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 6 August-12 August, 2016

Changes to appeals regime out for consultation in Wales

The Welsh Government has started consulting this week on proposed changes to the planning appeals regime.

The Planner 

New housing scheme of more than 100 homes in Cardiff set to be approved

Councillors look set to approve a significant new housing scheme for southern Cardiff this week involving 116 new properties – most of which would be affordable homes – to the west of Clive Lane in Grangetown.

Wales Online

Call to list Caerleon Campus building welcomed

A call for part of the University of South Wales’s former Caerleon Campus to be listed to protect it from development has won widespread support.

South Wales Argus 

Ceredigion Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2016

The latest Ceredigion Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2016 shows the local planning authority has a 3.4-year supply of land for housing.

Welsh Government 

Plans for underground power lines in Porthgain approved

Plans to put power lines underground near a Pembrokeshire fishing village have been approved. 

BBC News

New footpath for coastal beauty spot

A project to restore public access across a coastal beauty spot on the shores of north Gower has started.

Natural Resources Wales 

Cabinet secretary congratulates Bridgend on its BID to boost the local economy

Communities secretary Carl Sargeant has congratulated 348 businesses in Bridgend for working together to establish a Business Improvement District, one of 10 such proposals backed by government funding.

Welsh Government

Third Menai crossing construction ‘could start by 2021’

Construction of a third crossing over the Menai Strait could begin by 2021 if it gets the go-ahead, says the Welsh Government. Consultants are to be hired later this year to look at routes for a proposed new crossing to Anglesey.

BBC News

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