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Wales round-up: City council backs east Cardiff economic strategy; New draft flooding advice published

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 12 October-18 October, 2019

City council backs east Cardiff economic strategy 

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet has approved a new economic strategy for the eastern side of the capital. 

The Planner

Energy storage to be exempt from NSIP regime

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a consultation on proposals to exempt energy storage from the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime in England and Wales.

The Planner

RTPI announces winner of learning partner award

The City of Edinburgh Council has won the RTPI’s Learning Partner Award for 2019.

The Planner

Environment Bill launched in Parliament

The UK Government has introduced a bill to Parliament that aims to tackle the ‘biggest environmental priorities of our time’.

The Planner

New draft flooding advice published with updated CPO regime

The Welsh Government has begun a consultation on a new Technical Advice Note (TAN 15) that will include guidance on coastal erosion, and will provide a new Wales flood map and advice on regeneration initiatives affecting communities in flood-risk areas. Separately, ministers are seeking comments on moves to amend the CPO regime and the Welsh version of the Crichel Down Rules.

Welsh Government

Green light for Porthmadog hotel

Gwynedd Council has approved proposals to build a Premier hotel on the site of a former HMRC office in Porthmadog.

Insider Media

Pembroke refinery project

Oil refinery operator Valero has applied to build a new block at its complex in Pembroke, which would allow it to relocate facilities currently located in a blast zone.

Insider Media

Llanthony medieval house wins RICS conservation award

Work on Llwyn Celyn, a medieval hall house dating from 1421, won the conservation category on this year’s RICS Awards. The building sits at the entrance to Llanthony Valley on the Black Mountains near Abergavenny

Wales Online