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04/06/2015

Wales round-up: Chinese firm announced as Swansea tidal lagoon construction bidder, Anglesey £120m holiday resort advances

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 30 May-5 June, 2015

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon makes waves

A major Chinese engineering company has been chosen as the preferred bidder for construction of the £300 million lagoon wall at Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. 

The Planner

Anglesey’s £120m Center Parcs-style holiday resort to move a step nearer

Final approval for Anglesey’s £12O million Center Parcs-style holiday resort, earmarked for land at Penrhos near Holyhead, is inching closer, with much of the Section 106 agreement settled. But planners anticipate that negotiations will last a number of weeks yet.

Wales Online

Newport's Celtic Manor convention centre gets green light

Work on a 4,000-seat convention centre at Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort will start in the New Year now that detailed planning permission for the scheme has been granted.

BBC News

£500,000 fund needed for City Deal bid, says council

Cardiff City Council has estimated that it will need a £500,000 fund to develop a business case for the proposed City Deal for the sub-region.

BBC News

Minister acts to protect Wales’s social housing

The Welsh government has promised to take action to curb the Right to Buy regime in order to protect Wales’s social housing following a consultation that showed support for the plans.

Welsh Government

New £6m residential development planned for SA1 - leaving just four housing sites for sale

Contracts have been exchanged between the Welsh Government and Persimmon Homes West Wales for the sale of two residential sites on SA1 Swansea Waterfront to provide some 50 town houses. This leaves only four remaining housing plots currently available for sale at this landmark regeneration development.

Welsh Government

City of Cardiff Council targets 35 per cent CO2e reduction

Cardiff City Council has approved a new carbon reduction strategy for the capital, targeting a 35 per cent reduction in emissions by 2022.

City of Cardiff Council

City Deal could be on the cards for Newport

Newport City Council’s cabinet is due to endorse the next steps to ensure regional collaboration on a City Deal involving both the Welsh and UK governments.

Newport City Council

Neath Port Talbot Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2014

The latest Neath Port Talbot Joint Housing Land Availability Study shows that the local planning authority has a 2.5-year supply of land for housing.

Welsh Government

Could Cardiff be set to copy Norway and get a city-wide underground heating system?

Cardiff City Council has teamed up with WDS Green Energy and the British Geological Survey in a £250,000 project to see if heat within groundwater under the capital can be used as the basis of a district heating network.

Wales Online

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