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Wales round-up: Green light for three major Cardiff developments; Mixed fortunes for Pembrokeshire leisure and tourism projects

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 4 November-10 November, 2017

Green light for three major Cardiff developments

Three major developments have been approved in the Welsh capital this week – a new museum, a 248-bedroom hotel, and one of the biggest student accommodation schemes yet proposed for the city.

The Planner

Commercial ownership data made free

HM Land Registry has announced that data on land and property in England and Wales will be made freely available.

The Planner

Mixed fortunes for Pembrokeshire leisure and tourism projects

The first phase of a water park development at the Llys y Fran country park and reservoir in Pembrokeshire costing £4 million has got the go-ahead from councillors, but proposals to turn a 19th Century mill near Narberth into a Victorian-themed tourist attraction have been rejected.

BBC News

Mold housing scheme

Developer Wates Residential’s proposals for 160 new homes on council-owned land at the rear of Mold's Alun School in Flintshire were set to be approved this week.

BBC News

Barry Ferris wheel dismantled after planning row

Barry Island’s recently installed 100-feet-high Ferris wheel is being taken down following a row with the Vale of Glamorgan Council who insisted that it required planning permission.

Wales Online

Floating hotel for Swansea dock?

The country’s first ‘floating hotel’ could be opening on Swansea’s waterfront at the Prince of Wales Dock now that proposals involving a 42-metre vessel with budget accommodation for around 50 people have been unveiled.

Wales Online

Nuclear waste consultation

Natural Resources Wales has begun consulting on Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd’s application for an environmental permit covering how the company plans to manage, discharge, transfer and dispose of radioactive material from the yet to be approved nuclear power plant earmarked for a site at Tregele, Anglesey.

Natural Resources Wales

Cement plant upgrade

Proposals by Hanson Cement to invest £20 million to modernise its facility at Padeswood near Mold have been recommended for approval.

BBC News

Go-ahead for Holyhead hotel

Planning permission has been granted by the Isle of Anglesey County Council to the Conygar Investment Company for an 80-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at Parc Cybi, on the outskirts of Holyhead.

Insider Media

Swansea stadium moves

Swansea City Football Club is finally set to take control of the Liberty Stadium in a deal that is expected to generate £300,000 a year in rent for the city council and give the club more control of its operations, including potential stadium expansion.

Wales Online

Newport conservation management consultation

Consultation has started on a conservation management plan for Newport’s High Street as part of a project aimed at restoring the Market Arcade.

Newport City Council

Barry box village scheme

The developer behind the award-winning Pumphouse development in Barry has said he is acquiring the former railway goods shed across the road where he plans to create a ‘box village’ out of shipping containers.

Wales Online

Sand dune project

A pioneering National Lottery-funded conservation and restoration project, just unveiled, will conserve and restore sand dunes in Swansea/Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthen and Anglesey/Gwynedd.

Natural Resources Wales

Newport’s Transporter Bridge funding bid

Newport City Council is to submit a bid for £10 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out work on the city’s iconic Transporter Bridge.

Newport City Council