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Wales round-up: Corbyn says Labour will back Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon; UK Government calls for increased protection of world’s oceans

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 22 September-28 September, 2018

Corbyn says Labour will back Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

A Labour government would support the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced this week.

The Planner 

UK Government calls for increased protection of world’s oceans

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appealed for 30 per cent of the world’s oceans to be protected by 2030, a 20 per cent increase on the area currently protected.

The Planner 

RTPI to live-stream event at Conservative conference

The RTPI is co-hosting an event at the Conservative Party Conference on attracting new people into the built environment profession.

The Planner 

Effective engagement webinar available on demand

The Planner – in association with the developers of the community engagement platform Commonplace – has hosted a debate on the best ways that planners can manage truly effective consultation processes in a free webinar.

The Planner 

Former Cardiff school sites targeted for homes

Plans for more than 300 new homes and a supermarket have been unveiled for the former Llanrumney and Rumney High School sites in Cardiff.

Wales Online

Caerphilly homes demolition plan for polluted road

Caerphilly County Borough Council is contemplating demolishing houses fronting a stretch of the A472 between Pontywood and Blackwood in a bid to help tackle air pollution along one of the most polluted roads in Wales.

Wales Online

Capital student accommodation glut?

A student block in Cardiff is to be converted into serviced apartments as council planning officials warn too many student flats have been built.

Wales Online

Roadside air pollution curbs

The government has started consulting on final measures proposed to curb roadside pollution on the M4 and three trunk roads.

Welsh Government

Dee estuary zombie boat project

The TSS Duke of Lancaster, a former passenger ferry grounded in the Dee estuary, Flintshire, in 1979 but unused since the mid-1980s, is set to reopen as a zombie attraction.

BBC News

Milford Haven floating holiday flats

Four floating cabins have been brought to Milford Haven's waterfront from Amsterdam to Pembrokeshire to provide holiday accommodation.

Insider Media

How to manage historic sites more holistically

The administration has published a report setting out the priorities, strategies and skills needed to maintain the country’s heritage sites so tht they can contribute further to Wales’s economy and well-being.

Welsh Government

Street art under threat in the capital 

Campaigners are fighting to protect an iconic piece of public art in Cardiff’s Tyndall’s Street amid fears that it may be demolished to make way for work on an electricity sub-station.

Wales Online

Pembrokeshire coast road proposals

A new stretch of road built inland is the preferred replacement for the A487 bordering the coast at Newgale, which is threatened by storms and coastal erosion.

BBC News