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Wales round-up: Major Newport housing scheme under way; Changes to listed building consent rules

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 21 August-27 August, 2021

Major Newport housing scheme under way

Work has started on a 500-home development at the site of the former Llanwern steelworks in Newport.

The Planner 

Changes to listed building consent rules

New rules for listed building consent (LBC) applications have come into force which include removing the requirement for local planning authorities to submit their own applications for LBC to ministers to determine. However, applications made by LPAs for the demolition of a listed building will still require ministerial involvement.

Welsh Government

Second-home taxes consultation

The government has started consulting on potential changes to local taxes which could be used by local authorities to tackle the effects that large numbers of second homes and commercial holiday lets can have in some parts of Wales.

Welsh Government

Capital housing approved

Detailed proposals for a 70-home development, a joint application between Wates Residential and Cardiff City Council, have been approved by the city council. About a third of the units will be for social rent.

Insider Media

Rhyl housing development

Developer Pure Residential & Commercial has submitted a full planning application for about 100 new houses on a 3.2-hectare site directly opposite the Betsi Cadwaladr University main campus at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, in Rhyl.

Insider Media

Go-ahead for Cardiff BMX track

Cardiff City Council has approved a new BMX racing facility in the capital on land at Riverside Park in Llanrumney currently used as a recreation ground and sports field.

Insider Media

Anglesey sea wall project

Anglesey Council is asking for views on its plans to increase the height of a 500-metre stretch of the sea wall at Red Wharf Bay near Benllech to help to protect homes and businesses from severe flooding.

Insider Media

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