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Wales round-up: City Deal achieves critical mass, coastal communities to get £1m

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 25 July - 31July, 2015

City Deal bid achieves critical mass

All 10 councils in south east Wales have now formally agreed to join forces over a bid for a City Deal for the sub-region.  

The Planner

Bersham colliery slag heap to be flattened

The owners of a former colliery tip in Wrexham have been given more time to remove millions of tonnes of waste.

BBC News 

Coastal communities set to get £1 million boost

Communities minister Lesley Griffiths has welcomed the news that five coastal community projects across Wales are set to benefit from a share of a UK government funded scheme.

Welsh Government

Row continues over who knew about idea for designated prostitution zone in Newport

A row is continuing over who knew what and when concerning aborted plans to establish a designated prostitution zone in the Pill area of Newport.

Wales Online

'Common land should be treasured not trashed'

A pressure group is objecting to plans to extend an open cast mine site in Neath Port Talbot.

Wales Online

Application to turn Barry Island bar into homes and shops recommended for refusal

Planners have recommended that councilors refuse a further application to change Barry’s Dolphin bar into 25 homes and commercial units.

Wales Online

Design Commission for Wales says Cardiff Bay development with greenhouses should be the norm

Design Commission for Wales says developer Igloo’s Cardiff Bay residential development with roof gardens and greenhouses should be the norm.

Wales Online

Plans for Cardiff Central railway station revealed

New plans to transform Cardiff Central Railway Station have been revealed by Network Rail.

Wales Online

Oceana demolition earmarked for October star

An iconic Swansea nightclub on Kingsway, part of the cityscape for half a century, is due to be demolished as part of plans to turn the area into an employment district.

City and County of Swansea 

Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success

Ken Skates, deputy minister for tourism, has opened the first phase of the redevelopment of Saundersfoot Harbour in Pembrokeshire.

Welsh Government

£2.9m flood scheme will benefit 205 Barry homes and three schools

Government announces £2.9 million funding for flood alleviation scheme designed to benefit 205 Barry homes and three schools.

Welsh Government