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29/05/2020

Wales round-up: Creative / tech start-up hub for Swansea set for planners' backing; Barmouth Viaduct revamp set for June start

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 23 May-29 May, 2020

Creative / tech start-up hub for Swansea set for planners' backing

Proposals for a striking six-storey building in Swansea city centre that has been designed to target tech and creative businesses look set for approval next week.

The Planner

Barmouth Viaduct revamp set for June start

Network Rail has confirmed the three-year £25 million revamp of the grade II-listed Barmouth Viaduct in Gwynedd will start next month (June).

Wales Online

NHS courier project eyes Swansea base

NHS Health Courier Services has applied to Swansea City Council for permission to convert the former Topps Tiles store at the city’s Enterprise Park into a new base. 

Wales Online

Gower protected trees felled

Swansea City Council is considering enforcement action over the felling of protected trees on land on the Gower to the west of Bishop's Wood nature reserve between Caswell and Murton. 

Wales Online

Torfaen to delegate decisions?

Torfaen County Borough Council’s planning committee was due to decide this week to follow the example of many other councils by delegating more planning decisions to officers for the duration of the pandemic.

South Wales Argus

FM urged to act over Flintshire housing developments

Community leaders in the Flintshire village of Penyffordd have written to the First Minister about concerns their village has become a “soft target” for housing developers.

Deeside.com

Applicatio submitted to extend temporary permission for student accommodation building

The owner and operator of Zenith, a prominent  25-storey student accommodation building in Cardiff city centre,  has applied to extend a temporary permission allowing some of the units to be used as serviced flats.

Insider Media

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