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Wales round-up: Key Burry Port regeneration land deal move; Welsh election manifestos 2021 – headline points

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 24 April-30 April, 2020

New model for delivering local plan policies wins RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup

Preston City Council has won the RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup for its City Living Strategy, a new model for delivering the visions and policies set out in the adopted local plan, in particular on housing delivery.

The Planner

Key Burry Port regeneration land deal move

Land with outline planning permission for more than 300 homes at Burry Port harbour is to be sold by Carmarthenshire County Council in a move designed to help speed up the wider regeneration of the area.

The Planner

Welsh election manifestos 2021 – headline points

A round-up of the key points put forward by the parties seeking election to the Senedd Cymru.

The Planner

Contract awards remained stable in March

Contract awards values increased by 22 per cent to £5.8 billion in March 2021, compared with February.

The Planner

Caernarfon hotel project

The developer who now owns Seiont Manor Hotel in Llanrug, near Caernarfon, has lodged plans with Gwynedd County Council for a major redevelopment of the premises which would see 33 new bedrooms, a bigger bar, restaurant, and spa, as well as outdoor tennis courts, 39 holiday lodges, a staff block in the grounds and an activity centre. Separate proposals are in the pipeline for the neighbouring Llwyn y Brain manor house, a grade II building now in a poor condition.

Wales Online

Newport solar farm

Newport City Council has announced proposals for a 2.37-megawatt solar farm on farmland to the west of its Dock Way recycling centre.

Wales Online

Aberthaw site mooted for nuclear fusion plant

The site of the former coal-fired power plant at Aberthaw has been put forward by the Vale of Glamorgan Council as a potential site for an experimental nuclear fusion plant being developed in the UK.

Wales Online

Newport dock concrete factory move

Concrete supplier Marshalls, based in Newport’s Eastern Dry Dock, has unveiled plans for a new concrete manufacturing facility to replace ageing plant and equipment with a new 6,352-square-metre complex.

Wales Online

Homes scheme for Cardiff milk distribution depot site

Developers want to build more than 50 flats and 15 affordable townhouses on the site of a dairy and foodstuffs distribution depot in Canton, Cardiff.

Wales Online

Denbighshire housing

A second development phase, involving 33 new homes (seven of which would be affordable) is under consideration for a site in Dyserth, Denbighshire.

Insider Media

Llanelli residential care building backed

Carmarthenshire County Council planners have recommended approval for the demolition of the former Raffles Club in Llanelli and its replacement with a building providing 12 residential care flats.

Insider Media

Outcry over St Mellons woodland homes

Proposals submitted to Cardiff City Council for a 70-home development at a woodland site in St Mellons has sparked an outcry.

Wales Online

Upper Swansea Valley dwellings

Jenard Ystalyfera Limited has lodged proposals with Neath Port Talbot Council for 68 new homes at Ystalyfera, in the upper Swansea Valley, south of the former GMF factory.

Wales Online