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09/08/2019

Wales round-up: NDF identifies locations for homes and renewable energy; Go-ahead for new homes at former Swansea campus

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 3 August-9 August, 2019

Wales’s NDF identifies locations for homes and renewable energy

Welsh housing minister Julie James has published a consultation on the draft National Development Framework, a 20-year plan that sets out the type of development needed to help society be ‘sustainable and prosperous’.

The Planner

Guidance issued for measuring land

Draft guidance for what would become global best practice for the consistent calculation of land measurement and associated metrics has been published for consultation.

The Planner

Go-ahead for new homes at former Swansea campus

Housing provider Pobl Group’s development of 62 flats and 98 houses at the former Townhill campus of University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been approved by the city council.

Wales Online

Cardiff Capital Region transport programme

A £50 million programme of transport projects, which include travel hubs, park and ride facilities, and new and extended Metro networks, has been ratified by the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority.

Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority

Councils told further work needed on air pollution proposals

The Welsh Government has told Cardiff City Council and Caerphilly County Borough Council to undertake further work on proposals to curb air pollution, but has accepted that measures to deal with nitrogen dioxide emissions in the capital’s Castle Street should proceed, as should plans by Caerphilly Council to demolish 23 homes at Hafodyrynys.

Welsh Government

Port Talbot cinema redevelopment unveiled

Neath Port Talbot Council has lodged applications for planning permission and listed building consent to redevelop Port Talbot’s art-deco Plaza Cinema as a community hub, including a café, offices, a hall with 250 seats, multi-purpose rooms, a gym, two retail units, and car and cycle parking.

Neath Port Talbot Council

Cymbran solar farm

Asbri Planning has submitted proposals for a 3.4-megawatt solar farm on a former landfill site at Ty Coch, Cwmbran on behalf of Torfaen County Borough Council.

Insider Media

Thumbs down for Monmouth development

Plans for a retail and leisure development, including a new pub and restaurant, for a site in Monmouth have been recommended for refusal by county council planners on the basis of flood risk, lighting and the scheme’s impact on the town centre.

Insider Media

Green light for Powys poultry project

Plans for a 37,000-capacity poultry farm at the Old Impton Farm in Norton, Powys have been given the go-ahead by the county council.

BBC News

Swansea car-park redevelopment

Swansea City Council has proposed the redevelopment of a car-park in Albert Row in the city centre with a new multi-storey facility as well as 33 flats, 10 of which will be affordable

Wales Online

Wrexham developer in enforcement wrangle

A developer accused of turning a Wrexham meadow into a 'rubbish tip' is contesting enforcement action instigated by the planning authority.

BBC News

North-south walking trail highlighted

This week a new guide book for the Cambrian Way was launched highlighting a walking trail linking north and south Wales, which starts in Cardiff and takes in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Devil's Bridge, Barmouth and Snowdon, before reaching Conwy.

BBC News

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