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Wales round-up: Milford Dock regeneration plans to be submitted; Green mixed-use Swansea scheme unveiled

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 23 November-29 November, 2019

Milford Dock regeneration plans to be submitted

Consultancy Turley has signalled that it will be submitting detailed proposals for the first two phases of the regeneration of Milford Dock next month (December).

The Planner

RTPI: Planners ‘crucial’ to building council homes

Planners’ skills such as plan-making and facilitating public engagement have a key role to play as local authorities look to build more housing.

The Planner

News report: Is UK planning leaving children behind?

A newly published RTPI report finds that the UK’s planning systems make little accommodation for children and young people. Jack Osgerby and Simon Wicks report.

The Planner

Green mixed-use Swansea scheme unveiled

Ambitious proposals for the redevelopment of the old Woolworths store on Swansea's Oxford Street with a mix of homes, shops and offices would also see residents able to grow vegetables in vertical greenhouses, have fish tanks in the basement and potentially produce honey on the roof of the complex, which would be a prime example of so-called biophilic living.

BBC News

Caerphilly agrees to polluted homes demolition

Moves to buy 23 properties on Wales's most polluted street, a stretch of the A472 in Hafodyrynys, so they can be knocked down have been signed off by senior councillors from Caerphilly County Borough Council.

BBC News

Developer ditches capital flats

Controversial proposals for a development of 74 flats at the Track 2000 site in Grangetown, Cardiff, have been pulled by developer Rightacres, which has sold the land to an unnamed housing association.

Wales Online

Cash committed to Swansea indoor arena

It’s all systems go for Swansea’s new indoor arena after the city council's cabinet committed £110 million to the scheme, which will also deliver a coastal park, 36 flats, 15 retail units and a multistorey car park.

Wales Online

Active travel grants

Ministers have announced how £14.5 million of active travel investment is to be spent on about 70 initiatives proposed by councils.

Welsh Government

North Wales modular pop-up factories

A social enterprise has revealed plans for a series of pop-up factories across North Wales to make carbon-zero modular homes that will provide jobs for unemployed people.

Wales Online

Bridgend tissue paper project

A tissue paper manufacturer in Bridgend is looking to expand with proposals for a new plant in an investment that will create 74 new jobs at its facility at Llangynwyd.

Wales Online

Developer insists money is in place for marina project

The developer behind a £100 million Anglesey marina at Newry Beach, Holyhead has insisted that finance is in place for the project, which also includes new flats with consent applications set to be submitted early next year.

Wales Online

Biffa appeals Llansamlet rebuff

Waste company Biffa has appealed against a decision by Swansea City Council rejecting its plans for an energy-from-waste plant in Llansamlet.

Wales Online

Valley taskforce update

Ministers have published an update on the progress of the Valleys taskforce.

Welsh Government

Capital LDP review

Cardiff City Council has announced that it will begin its full review of its local development plan starting in the new year.

Cardiff City Council

Consultation on Swansea green strategy

Swansea residents are being consulted on a draft plan that aims to help deliver a greener city.

Swansea City Council