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Wales round-up: Huge Anglesey nuclear power scheme suspended; Self-build hopefuls in Wales get cash boost

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 12 January-18 January, 2019

Huge Anglesey nuclear power scheme suspended

Work on a huge new nuclear power station on Anglesey has been suspended, a move with potentially dire consequences for North Wales’s economy.

The Planner

Self-build hopefuls in Wales get cash boost

The Welsh Government will launch a self-build scheme later this year, backed by a projected investment of £210 million over its lifetime.

The Planner

Chepstow housing plan submitted

Up to 200 new homes could be built on agricultural land at Bayfield near Chepstow if plans submitted by housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes are approved by Monmouthshire County Council.

Insider Media

Merthyr Tydfil cyber project

The first project under the government’s Tech Valleys initiative will see a £20 million cybersecurity centre developed in Merthyr Tydfil, where the National Digital Exploitation Centre will be delivered by French tech giant Thales in collaboration with the University of South Wales.

Welsh Government

Welshpool warehouse wrangle

Powys County Council officers are recommending that a rural business should not be granted retrospective planning permission for a warehouse at Penrhos Farm, near Welshpool, because of traffic concerns.  

BBC News

Pontypool quarry dispute

Proposals to quarry millions of tonnes of rock from a South Wales beauty spot would “restore the area”, a developer has said at the appeal hearing into Torfaen County Borough Council's decision to block the project at a location once used for opencast mining at Tirpentwys near Pontypool.

BBC Wales

Abergavenny eco-village rumble

A proposed ‘eco-village’ of 32 homes has been dubbed as ‘something out of Teletubby town’ by residents who are fighting the proposals, which are earmarked for farmland at Llantilio Pertholey, near Abergavenny.

BBC News

Borth beach ‘battle’

Proposals by an artist to erect a temporary metal cast of a 10-metre high oak tree on the beach at Borth has triggered a mixed response in the Ceredigion village where some residents are opposing the project, approved on appeal.

Wales Online

Newtown workspace boost

Ladywell House in Newtown is set to be transformed into a modern, flexible workspace for new and expanding businesses, thanks to investment from the Welsh Government and Powys County Council.

Welsh Government