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Wales round-up: Major Deeside residential scheme submitted for permission; Pembroke Dock development called-in

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 15 May-21 May, 2021

Major Deeside residential scheme submitted for permission

Volume builders Anwyl Homes and Bellway have submitted detailed proposals to Flintshire County Council for a new £40 million residential development of 368 new homes at The Airfields on Deeside.

The Planner

'Queering' of public spaces would encourage inclusion and accessibility

A report exploring the relationship between queer communities and public spaces recommends rethinking how towns and cities are designed to encourage inclusion for all.

The Planner

Construction contract values topped £9bn in April

Contract awards increased by 58 per cent to £9.1 billion in April compared to March, according to industry analysts Barbour ABI's latest Economic & Construction Market Review.

The Planner

Pembroke Dock development called-in

Proposals to redevelop Pembroke Dock so marine energy devices can be tested in the Milford Haven estuary have been backed by Pembrokeshire County Council even though listed and historic dockland features will be damaged. The Welsh Government has called the scheme in for determination.

BBC News

Capital’s Canal Quarter masterplan

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet was due this week to sign off the masterplan for the capital’s proposed new Canal Quarter to the east of the city centre, which will provide for new homes as well as grade A office floorspace, retail, hotels, leisure activity, flexible public open space, and redevelopment of the Motorpoint Arena.

Cardiff City Council

Green light for huge Rhondda housing scheme

Persimmon Homes’ detailed proposals for the 421-home second phase of a major housing scheme at Llanilid on a former open cast coal site to the north of the A473 has been signed off by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Wales Online

St Mellons’ homes backed

Officials at Cardiff City Council have recommended approval for outline proposals for up to 160 dwellings in Old St Mellons on the north eastern flank of the capital.

Insider Media

Support for Pentyrchin health centre

A major new GP surgery and pharmacy for the Pentyrchin area of the capital has been backed by Cardiff city planners.

Insider Media

MoJ ditches Porthcawl female offender’s site

The Ministry of Justice has removed a hotel in Porthcawl from a short-list of potential sites in Wales to house female offenders.

Wales Online

Newport pub conversion project

The grade-II listed Queens Hotel in Newport, most recently owned by Wetherspoons, has been sold amid proposals to convert the premises into new co-working space and a private members club.

Wales Online

Llantwit Major health centre petition

More than 800 people have petitioned the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to locate a health centre in Llantwit Major at the site of a former primary school on land owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, which is allocated for housing in the local development plan.

Wales Online

Llyn Tegid safety scheme

Plans to make sure Wales’ largest natural lake remains safe in the long-term have taken a major step forward now the Snowdonia National Park Authority has given the go-ahead for the scheme at Llyn Tegid in Y Bala.

Natural Resources Wales

Maesteg mixed-use scheme shapes up

Proposals for a mixed-use scheme of over 180 new homes, shops and a rail park-and-ride facility have been unveiled for an eight-hectare site at Maesteg currently owned by Bridgend County Borough Council and developer Clowes Developments.

Wales Online

Pentwyn retail site lined up for flats

The redevelopment of a former Morrisons’ convenience store at Pentwyn, Cardiff, into 28 flats has been recommended for approval by city planners.

Insider Media

Green infrastructure survey (pdf)

The government’s planning policy team has commissioned the administration’s Sustainable Futures research team to carry out research into local planning authorities’ implementation of green infrastructure assessments (GIAs) and legislation regarding  protected species and permitted development rights (Regulation 75 of the Habitat Regulations). A survey will be involved, and the government has published a document explaining how Sustainable Futures will deal with personal data.

Welsh Government

Cardiff City Deal funding approved

The UK Government has approved the next five years of funding for the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, following a gateway review that highlighted "a number of significant successes across the deal to date".

Insider Media