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13/01/2017

Wales round-up: Key report backs Swansea tidal lagoon as ‘pathfinder project; University submits planning application for new campus

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 7 January-13 January, 2017

Key report backs Swansea tidal lagoon as ‘pathfinder project’

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart has welcomed the publication of an independent review by former energy minister Charles Hendry, backing proposals for a £1.3 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

The Planner

University submits planning application for new campus

A planning application has been submitted for a new £40.5 million Innovation and Enterprise Campus at Aberystwyth University.

Wales Online

Carmarthen A40 link road work stalls over land negotiations

Work has stalled on a Carmarthenshire link road which will connect 1,000 homes and S4C's new headquarters, BBC Wales has reported.

BBC News

Plans to build primary school on memorial site approved

Controversial plans to build a primary school on the Six Bells memorial site have been given the go ahead by Blaenau Gwent Council.

Wales Online

Application submitted for solar farm at former Taff Merthyr Colliery

The Coal Authority has submitted a planning application for a solar farm at the former Taff Merthyr Colliery to help power water cleaning operations

Wales Online

NRW refuses permit for waste facility

Green regulator Natural Resources Wales has refused an environmental permit for a waste treatment facility near Caerphilly because of health concerns.

Natural Resources Wales

Northcliffe flats plan is rejected

Proposals to build 30 new flats overlooking Penarth marina have been refused by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Penarth Times

Bid to build flats in place of a pub lost

Developers have lost an appeal over plans to turn a 19th-century former pub in Cathays, Cardiff into flats.

Wales Online

Hydropower scheme in Snowdonia approved

A controversial hydropower scheme in Snowdonia has been approved by Natural Resources Wales.

Wales Online

Extra £40m for warm homes and green growth in Wales

The devolved administration will invest an extra £40 million over the next four years to improve the energy efficiency of up to 25,000 homes across Wales and support other green growth initiatives.

Welsh Government

Plans for flats on former Glan Afan school site approved

Plans to redevelop a former Port Talbot school site into housing have been given the go-ahead by Neath Port Talbort Council.

BBC News

Wales sees 26% drop in new businesses over five years

The number of new businesses starting up in Wales has dropped by 26 per cent over five years, figures obtained by a banking group have shown.

BBC News

Wrexham council abandons bid to flatten

Grove Park School Wrexham County Borough Council has given up its bid to demolish a former high school building at the centre of a legal challenge.

BBC News

New €4m EU project supporting collaboration on coastal and heritage sites

More than €4m of EU funds will help safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales and Ireland from the risks of climate change, the Welsh Government has announced.

Welsh Government

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