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Wales round-up: Go-ahead for key Swansea city redevelopment; Boost for the great outdoors

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 3 June-9 June, 2017

Go-ahead for key Swansea city redevelopment

The first phase of the proposed Swansea Central scheme at the former St David's site has been given outline planning permission by city councillors.

The Planner

General election 2017: Vote returns hung Parliament

With nearly all the results returned, the Conservative Party does not have enough seats to form a majority government and seems set to enter into a coalition with the Democratic Unionists.

The Planner

266 homes approved in south east Wales

Monmouthshire County Council has approved a masterplan for a 266-home mixed-use scheme for a 13.8-hectare site at Undy, between the Rockfield Grove housing estate and the M4.

Insider Media

Boost for the great outdoors

Wales’s national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty will receive over £12 million funding this year, confirms the devolved administration.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government targets more sporting events

Golf's Open Championship and cycling's Tour de France are the next major sporting events Wales is hoping to attract, the government has signalled.

Welsh Government

Cardiff square plans revealed

Plans have been revealed for the next phase of the capital’s Central Square regeneration scheme, with a new 12-storey office development and a public square featuring an outdoor cinema.

Wales Online

Green status application rejected in Swansea

Swansea councillors have voted not to give the proposed development site for a new school at Gorseinon village green status. 

Wales Online

Mining plans resurface in Carmarthenshire

Controversial mining plans for an opencast site in Carmarthenshire that were refused three years ago have resurfaced.

Wales Online

Hospital reveals plans for new facility

Independent hospital HMT Sancta Maria has revealed plans for a new facility at University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) SA1 Swansea Waterfront development. 

Insider Media

Fire damaged hospital to be demolished

Part of a fire-ravaged Grade II-listed former hospital will need to be demolished because of the damage caused last Friday (2 June), Denbighshire Council has said.

BBC News

Welsh Government to decide on Circuit of Wales soon

A final decision on a taxpayer-funded £210 million guarantee for the ambitious Circuit of Wales project will be made by the Welsh Government's cabinet in "the next fortnight", said the first minister. Meanwhile, the chief executive of Aston Martin has written to First Minister Carwyn Jones to express his support for scheme.

BBC News

Planning row over pubs dome extension

A popular Swansea Eastside pub has become embroiled in a planning row with the city council over a rear extension that includes a glazed geodesic dome.

Wales Online

Glasgow to Wales transport route suggested

Nine proposed European routes, including one from Glasgow to Wales, have been unveiled by Hyperloop One, the firm aiming to revolutionise public transport.

The Scotsman

Spending boost set for further city regeneration projects

Newport City Council is seeking an agreement with the Welsh government that will allow it to spend more than £2 million on regeneration schemes.

Newport City Council