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17/08/2018

Wales round-up: Government lodges plans for 800-home village on edge of Swansea; Cardiff bus station blues

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 11 August-17 August, 2018

Government lodges plans for 800-home village on edge of Swansea

Outline proposals for an 800-home development on the outskirts of Swansea have been submitted by consultancy WYG on behalf of the Welsh Government.

The Planner

High street job losses deliver £1.5bn blow to economy

About 25,000 jobs disappeared from the UK’s high streets in the first seven months of 2018, with a further 8,300 jobs under threat at suppliers.

The Planner

Llay housing moves

Campaigners fighting against the building of 362 new homes in Llay, Wrexham, hope that a site visit will lead to the scheme – the subject of a successful appeal – being re-examined.

The Leader

Cardiff bus station blues

Plans for Cardiff's new bus station are being opposed by a nearby hotel business over traffic and pollution fears.

Wales Online

Newport project decisions

Mixed fortunes for two Newport projects: Proposals to convert a building at the former Avanna Bakery site into a gym have been refused while plans to build a 1,566 square metres business unit on the site of a former car supermarket on Langland Way have been approved.

Insider Media

Deeside development

Plans to extend a medical manufacturing site in Deeside by 4,088 square metres and enable a medical manufacturer to create nearly 200 new jobs have been submitted to Flintshire County Council.

Insider Media

South Wales campus hunt

A new multimillion-pound campus in South Wales is under consideration by Cardiff and Vale College, which is currently assessing several locations, including one at Cardiff Airport.

Wales Online

Swansea pub change of use

A former pub close to Swansea’s city centre could be converted into 27 student flats if proposals are approved.

Insider Media

Port Talbot court house conversion funding

More than £1.5 million of Welsh government and EU funding will be used to transform the former Magistrates Court in Port Talbot to support new businesses, create jobs and attract investment to the area.

Welsh Government

Revamp of Llandudno’s Venue Cymru approved

Plans for a £3 million revamp of Llandudno’s Venue Cymru have been approved, with Conwy Council matching £1.5 million provided by the European Union and Welsh Government to fund half of the project. Work at the theatre should be completed by next summer.

BBC News

£25m office scheme poised for approval

A £25 million office development providing 12,400 square metres of floorspace for the UK Department for Work and Pensions at the Treforest Industrial estate in Nantgarw has been recommended for approval by planners from Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.

Insider Media

Woodland Trust says green spaces in Wales ‘under threat’

Ancient woodlands are under threat from infrastructure developments, according to the Woodland Trust, which has highlighted the risks facing trees in Flintshire, the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Blaenau Gwent.

BBC News

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