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10/06/2016

Wales round-up: Griffiths sets out her ‘asks’ of the planning system at RTPI Wales Conference; New Wales Bill offers ministers more powers over energy planning

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 4 June-10 June, 2016

Griffiths sets out her ‘asks’ of the planning system at RTPI Wales Conference

Cabinet secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths yesterday laid out her five demands of the planning system.

The Planner

New Wales Bill offers ministers more powers over energy planning

The new Wales Bill, published this week, confirms potential new powers for Welsh ministers over energy projects and ports and harbours, and offers ministers responsibility for licensing coal mining for the first time.

The Planner

UKIP’s Hamilton could back Welsh ministers’ M4 plans

UKIP assembly group leader Neil Hamilton has offered Labour his party's support in the Senedd over the administration’s proposed £1.1 billion M4 relief road in South Wales.

BBC News 

Wrexham traveller pitches near Offa’s Dyke rejected by councillors

Plans for a traveller site at Ponciau, near Offa's Dyke, have been rejected by Wrexham councillors against the advice of planning officers.

BBC News

‘City park’ plan for Swansea’s Castle Square

Swansea's Castle Square could be transformed into a "city park" according to proposals put forward by the city council.

BBC News 

£50m Swansea city student tower approved

A £50 million tower that would house hundreds of student flats in Swansea city centre has been approved. The scheme involves a 725-bedroom student block, complete with nightclub, gym, office space, bars, restaurants and shops.

BBC News

Images of new holiday resort as part of £100m plans in Laugharne

Seasons Holidays PLC has submitted plans for a new clubhouse as part of its proposals to upgrade its Laugharne Park resort at a holiday spot famed for its connections with poet Dylan Thomas.

Wales Online 

More than 500 flats could be built on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Cyncoed campus

More than 500 student flats as well as a swimming pool and trampolining facility could be built on Cardiff Metropolitan University's Cyncoed campus, it has emerged.

Wales Online

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