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Wales round-up: Mid Wales growth deal nets £55m; Cardiff energy-from-waste project generates angst

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 28 September-4 October, 2019

Mid Wales growth deal nets £55m

Mid-Wales has secured £55 million of growth deal funding from the UK Government, UK Welsh secretary Alun Cairns has confirmed.

The Planner

Cardiff energy-from-waste project generates angst

Proposals for an energy-from-waste facility capable of processing 200,000 tonnes of waste and generating 15 gigawatts of power earmarked for land at Newlands Road, Cardiff, have triggered concern from residents. They are worried about the environmental and heath impact of the scheme, which will be determined by ministers as a development of national significance.

Wales Online

AMs want vehicle charging points at all new homes

New residential developments in Wales should include provisions for electric vehicle charging, according to the National Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee.

Welsh Assembly

Flintshire road project under scrutiny after petition

The Welsh Assembly’s petitions committee has decided that it needs to consider more evidence for a proposed £250 million road project in Flintshire, which campaigners claim will damage ancient woodland and prime farmland.

BBC News

Pembrey homes panned

A residential development of 100 new homes at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, has been rejected by councillors against the advice of officials because of its impact on local infrastructure and Welsh language issues.

BBC News

Llandudno distillery project cheered

Drinks manufacturer Penderyn is set to expand into North Wales after securing government funding for a £5 million distillery at Llandudno.

Wales Online

Deeside development green-lit

The county council has approved 9,570 square metres of new business floor space and car parking at Zone 2 at the Deeside Industrial Estate in Flintshire.

Wales Online

Bigger Cardiff office block

The developers behind the Interchange Project, part of the wider Central Square scheme that includes a new bus station in the centre of the capital, want to add two more storeys to a Cardiff office block, which would increase the scheme to 11,150 square metres.

Wales Online

Bridgend police complex

The county borough council has approved plans for a new training and operations centre at the South Wales Police headquarters in Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, although the scheme consitutes a departure from the local development plan.

Wales Online

Aberdare homes wrangle

Residents claim a South Wales valleys park could be ruined by a plan to build up to 100 homes on nearby farmland at Aberdare.

BBC News

Caernarfon Castle moves

Temporary buildings are to be installed inside Caernarfon Castle in the first stage of a £3 million plan to improve access to the medieval landmark in Gwynedd.

BBC News

Funding boost for low-carbon Cardiff homes

Plans to develop more than 200 low-carbon homes in the east of the capital have been awarded Welsh government grant funding.

Cardiff City Council