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Wales round-up: housing land supply, Swansea LDP

Words: Roger Milne
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A summary of planning news in Wales: week August 12-18

Brecon Beacons National Park chairman in planning row

Geraint Hopkins, chairman of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, has been refused planning permission for a chalet he built on land just outside the boundary of the park and has appealed the decision.

The Planner news

Swansea LDP endorsed

Swansea councilors have endorsed the preferred strategy for the latest update of the city's Local Development Plan (LDP).

City and County of Swansea

Blaenau Gwent track to host British MotoGP

A five-year deal has been signed to bring motorcycling’s British MotoGP to Wales. It will be held at the yet-to-be fully approved and built new £315 million Circuit of Wales race track in Blaenau Gwent.

BBC News

Flintshire reveals housing land supply

The latest Flintshire Joint Housing Land Availability Study shows the planning authority can demonstrate a 4.1 year supply of land for housing.

Flintshire County Council

Cardiff consults on bus interchange 

The City of Cardiff Council has launched a public consultation on a proposed new bus interchange as part of the city’s Central Square regeneration area.

Cardiff Council

Swansea seafront revamp approved

Plans to revamp part of the seafront in Swansea have been approved by Swansea City Council. The Oyster Wharf development will involve new shops, restaurants and a gym.

BBC News

Council introduces new pre-application advice charges

Wales’ biggest council has been accused of trying to cash in on the planning boom by increasing some charges for pre-application discussions by up to four times.

Wales Online