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Wales round-up: Housing boost for South Wales; Cardiff economic growth blueprint

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 16 February-22 February, 2019

Housing boost for South Wales

Developers have submitted proposals for more than 600 new homes at three locations in South Wales.

The Planner

20 organisations take part in RTPI shadowing initiative

Local authorities and organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have responded to the RTPI’s call to offer young planners the opportunity to find out what it is like to be a chief planning officer.

The Planner

Capital economic growth blueprint

The Cardiff Capital Region Economic Growth Partnership has published an industrial and economic growth plan for south-east Wales, which it hopes will improve future productivity and prosperity across the region.

Cardiff Capital Region Economic Growth Partnership

Pontypridd court conversion

Plans to redevelop the site of the former magistrates’ court in Pontypridd as an extra care facility for the over-50s with 60 flats, communal gardens, a potting shed and a cinema have been recommended for approval by officials at Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.

Insider Media

Newport craft beer boom

Leading craft beer venture Tiny Rebel has revealed plans for a major new 2,787-square metre distribution centre on land opposite its current headquarters at the Wern Industrial Estate in Newport.

Wales Online

Eagle reintroduction move

Cardiff University researchers are investigating whether the Welsh landscape could support the reintroduction of the Golden and White-tailed species of eagle, the European populations of which are in decline.

BBC News

Green light for Cardiff homes

Lichfields has secured full planning permission for the development of two former school sites in Cardiff to provide a total of 141 new dwellings.


Anglesey power projects

National Grid has confirmed that it is withdrawing its proposed development consent order for the planned new nuclear power station on Anglesey, work on which has been suspended by Japanese giant Hitachi. It was the subject of a meeting between Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and the company at its headquarters in Tokyo this week, too.

BBC News and North Wales

Bigger Rhondda business park backed

Plans to extend the Llantrisant Business Park in Rhondda Cynon Taf have been backed by council planners.

Insider Media

Council defers decision on major housing scheme in Caerphilly

Caerphilly County Borough Council planning committee has deferred a decision on a huge development proposed for the site of former tinplate works at Machen involving 545 new homes and a primary school.

Insider Media