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Wales round-up: Hi-tech business park and rail station mooted for Cardiff; Sargeant announces £30m for affordable homes

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 26 November-2 December, 2016

Hi-tech business park and rail station mooted for Cardiff

A new railway station on the eastern side of Cardiff is in prospect as part of an ambitious scheme to develop a 71-hectare business park to attract science and technology companies.

The Planner

Sargeant announces £30m for affordable homes

Communities secretary Carl Sargeant has announced that the Welsh Government will invest an additional £30 million this year towards providing 20,000 affordable homes.

The Planner

Next step set for £7m Porthcawl maritime centre

A planned £7 million maritime centre for the South Wales seaside town of Porthcawl looks about to climb off the drawing board.

BBC News

First of council’s new homes in Cardiff have been given the go-ahead

National developer Wates Residential has obtained approval for 353 new homes at five sites in the capital under the City of Cardiff Council’s house building programme.

Wales Online

Development management survey published

The latest development management quarterly survey covering the period July to September 2016 has been published.

Welsh Government

£30 million and new housing supply pact to deliver 20,000 homes

The Welsh Government will invest an additional £30 million this year towards providing 20,000 affordable new homes. This move came as the administration and the official bodies representing Welsh housing associations and councils signed a five-year pact to work together to help deliver Welsh Government’s affordable housing target.

Welsh Government

£15m development of Cardiff's Dumballs Road approved

Plans to buy 3.2 hectares of land in the Dumballs Road area of Cardiff has been given the go-ahead by council leaders as the local authority and private investor Vastint sort out a land ownership deal involving a further 9.7 hectares to pave the way for the redevelopment of around 2,000 new homes in the area.

Wales Online

Swansea’s giant digital science and technology centre plan

A centre housing the world’s largest interactive digital screens for learning about science and technology could be heading to Swansea.

BBC News

Hay Castle restoration plan agreed by national park

Plans to restore Hay Castle in Powys have been agreed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, with work set to start in spring 2017.

BBC News

Cardiff football club unveils plans for new stand

Caerau Ely AFC has unveiled plans to build a new 150-seater stand at its Cardiff home.

Wales Online

New plan to improve Cardiff city centre launched

A £7.5 million initiative that brings together businesses in an effort to enhance Cardiff city centre has been launched in the capital.

Wales Online

Joint bid for £7m Magor and Undy rail station 

A campaign to restore rail travel to a community in Monmouthshire has taken another step forward.

BBC News

Redrow appeals rejected plan to build 260-home development

House builder Redrow has submitted a planning appeal to allow it to build 260 homes in Caerphilly.

Caerphilly Observer

Green light for new homes in Broughton despite road revamp plans 

Controversial plans to build homes on land earmarked for major road improvements have been given the go-ahead.

The Leader