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13/07/2017

Wales round-up: Cluster of strategic hubs proposed to boost South Wales Valleys; Council leader unveils capital ambition for Cardiff

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 8 July-14 July, 2017

Cluster of strategic hubs proposed to boost South Wales Valleys

The creation of strategic hubs in six areas in the South Wales Valleys will be at the centre of a new plan to deliver economic change in the area, lifelong learning and Welsh language minister Alun Davies has announced.

The Planner

Parliamentarians warn of Brexit disaster for homes and infrastructure

Brexit could prove disastrous for delivering new homes and infrastructure unless the construction industry can draw on EU workers while training the UK’s domestic workforce, MPs have claimed.

The Planner

RTPI elections open for nominations

Nominations for a number of RTPI board places, including for the General Assembly and the Board of Trustees, are now open.

The Planner

RTPI looking for volunteers

The RTPI is recruiting RTPI dialogue members for its accreditation boards, as well as chairs and representatives for its partnership and accreditation boards.

RTPI 

Council leader unveils capital ambition for Cardiff

Huw Thomas, the new leader of Cardiff City Council, has set out his ambitions for the capital over the next five years, which include growing the city centre and delivering a new transport interchange.

PR News Link

Land deal agreed as part of Carmarthen West

A key parcel of land has been acquired by Carmarthenshire County Council which will help progress its ambitious proposals for a sustainable urban extension, comprising 1,100 new homes, a university campus, the new S4C headquarters and a primary school.

Carmarthenshire County Council

Cardiff's historic pubs ‘should be protected from property developers’

A group of Cardiff city councillors has called on the planning authority to start protecting the capital’s pubs against property developers.

Wales Online

New £100m M4 to Cardiff Airport link road being considered under city deal

A new £100 million road from the M4 to Cardiff Airport, as well as a series of major park-and-ride schemes for thousands of vehicles on the Metro rail network, could be backed as part of the £1.2 billion city deal.

Wales Online

Plans to double the number of Welsh speakers launched

The government has pledged to grow the number of Welsh speakers to one million by 2050, nearly double the current tally.

Welsh Government

Cardiff gated community faces opposition

Opposition from residents is growing over proposals for a gated community of 13 new homes in the Cardiff suburb of Lisvane.

Wales Online

Cliff top flats go before Glamorgan council

Revised plans have been submitted to Vale of Glamorgan Council to build new flats on the cliff-top at Penarth Head above the local marina.

Wales Online

Plans to turn historic Cardiff buildings into apartments

Some of Cardiff’s most historic buildings, which have been empty for years, could soon be transformed as part of a residential scheme.

Wales Online

Caernarfon waterfront to get revamp

One of Wales’s oldest ports is to be restored to its former glory with £3.5 million of lottery funding for the Caernarfon waterfront in Gwynedd.

BBC News

Designs revealed for new water sports centre at Porthcawl

Bridgend County Borough Council has unveiled proposals for a new water sports centre and integrated cafe at Porthcawl’s Rest Bay.

Bridgend County Borough Council

PM told to stop ‘dithering’ over £1.3bn Swansea lagoon decision

Unite, Britain's biggest union, has called on the UK Government to ‘stop dithering’ and give the go-ahead to the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.

Wales Online

 

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