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05/04/2019

Wales round-up: Key Swansea Bay City Deal initiatives signed off; Swansea waste project call-in?

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 30 March-5 April, 2019

Key Swansea Bay City Deal initiatives signed off

Two major initiatives from the Swansea Bay City Deal are closer to climbing off the drawing board now that business cases for both have been submitted for sign-off by the UK and Welsh governments.

The Planner

Grotton Papers now available to read online

To mark its fortieth anniversary, the satirical illustrated planning handbook The Grotton Papers has been published for all to enjoy on the RTPI website.

RTPI

Swansea waste project call-in?

Ministers have signalled that they are considering calling in proposals from Biffa Waste Services for an energy recovery plant at Lansamlet, in Swansea. Designed to handle trade waste, the project has attracted 2,500 objections.

Wales Online

Ebbw Vale development moves

Ebbw Vale’s Festival Park could be transformed with a hotel and a cinema as well as a splash park, tree house accommodation, zip-wires, a climbing wall and a BMX circuit, it has emerged this week.

Wales Online

Cardiff hillfort transformation

More than £1.6 million is set to be spent on transforming the Caerau Iron Age hillfort –one of the capital’s most historic and archaeologically important sites - into a visitor and tourist attraction. It follows excavation which revealed three Iron Age roundhouses and a significant number of Roman artefacts.

Wales Online

Wrexham Henblas Square flats developer 'blackmail' claim

Proposals to build 55 flats in a deserted shopping precinct in Wrexham are in doubt after councillors rejected a bid to slash the cash promised for affordable housing.

BBC News

Llansamlet industrial estate revamp

Proposals to revamp the St David's Industrial Estate in Llansamlet have been submitted to Swansea City Council.

Wales Online

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