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Wales round-up: Milestone for North Wales Growth Deal; Pembroke marine power project

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 2 November-8 November, 2019

Milestone for North Wales Growth Deal

The North Wales Growth Deal reached a key milestone this week.

The Planner

Pembroke marine power project

Proposals to establish a world leading marine energy cluster off the Pembrokeshire coast have taken a significant step forward now that the four local authorities involved in the Swansea Bay City Region Deal have signed off a detailed business case for the £60 million Pembroke Dock project.

Wales Online

Deeside development

A developer has unveiled ambitious proposals for a hotel, data centre, large service park and hundreds of new homes on land next to the A494 near the Deeside Industrial Park.

Wales Online

£130 million funding boost for Wales

Ministers have made further significant funding available for infrastructure projects, including £10 million for modular housing schemes, £19m for active travel initiatives and £4m for environmental spending in national parks.

Welsh Government

Barry marina study

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Associated British Ports have commissioned The Marine Group to carry out a feasibility study for a  marina at Barry Docks.

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Happy birthday Cwmbran New Town!

Wales' first new town, Cwmbran in Torfaen, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

BBC News

Flintshire hotel demolition opposition

Plans to demolish a Flintshire hotel and build 24 flats looked set to be turned down after officers recommended refusal of the scheme involving the Plas Ifan Hotel in Northop Hall.

Insider Media

Military medicine museum mooted for Cardiff Bay

Plans for a new museum of military medicine on what is currently the site of a grade II* listed building in Cardiff Bay close to the Norwegian Church have been revealed.

Insider Media

Fears for Carmarthen’s disused historic buildings

Action is needed to restore empty historic buildings in Carmarthen, according to the town's civic society.

BBC News

Greener Swansea initiative

Plans to double the amount of green space in Swansea over the next decade could help the city adjust to climate change, according to the council and Natural Resources Wales.

BBC News

Subnational population and household projections delayed again

The country’s chief statistician has announced a further delay in the publication of the 2017-based sub-national population and household projections, citing ongoing problems with migration assumptions.

Welsh Government