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09/03/2018

Wales round-up: New student village scheme mooted for Swansea waterfront; Merthyr Tydfil demolition proposals

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 3 March-9 March, 2018

New student village scheme mooted for Swansea waterfront

Specialist developer Crown Student Living has unveiled outline proposals for a 15-storey student village in Swansea Docks, involving 620 bed spaces, a cinema and associated communal facilities.

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International Women’s Day 2018

Each year The Planner marks International Women’s Day with an update to our (increasingly popular) Women of Influence list and a variety of articles that discuss gender in planning and highlight the achievements of women in planning. 2018 is no different.

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Report: Safety fears tend to forestall women’s journeys in cities

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans has called for equal representation in transport planning and delivery to help address the low number of women who travel actively in the UK.

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RenewableUK vows to have 30% women speakers at events

On International Women’s Day, (8 March) the trade body for wind, wave and tidal energy industries RenewableUK has pledged to ensure that at least 30 per cent of the speakers, panellists and chairs at its events are women.

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Merthyr Tydfil demolition proposals

Plans to demolish more than 100 homes in Merthyr Tydfil, most of which are owned by the local authority or a housing association and which are regarded as uninhabitable long-term because of the risk of flooding from the river Taff, were considered by the county borough council this week.

BBC News

Go-ahead for Deeside advanced manufacturing research facility

Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates has welcomed news that planning permission has now been granted by Flintshire Council for the administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility in Broughton on Deeside, which is designed to be a centre of excellence in the fields of aerospace, automotive engineering and electronics.

Welsh Government

Office floorspace warning

Lack of commercial property space is threatening jobs and economic growth in Wales, according to a report by consultancy JLL.

Insider Media

Film production boost for Welsh economy

Latest estimated figures indicate that productions filmed in Wales with Welsh Government assistance will result in around an additional £55 million being injected into the Welsh economy in 2017/18, according to the devolved administration.

Welsh Government

Jobs fears mount over Swansea Bay tidal lagoon delay

Concern about the threat to jobs because of the UK government’s failure to make a decision on whether or not to back the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is increasing, it was reported this week.

Wales Online

Shipping container houses for Wrexham homeless

Plans to use converted shipping containers for homeless people were approved in principle this week, from Wrexham Borough Council.

BBC News

East Cardiff flood scheme

A new £11 million coastal defence scheme designed to help protect east Cardiff from flooding is under consideration.

Cardiff City Council

Row over South Wales rail priorities

Ministers have been accused of dropping plans to electrify some South Wales valley railway lines in favour of a ‘bullet train for the Bay’.

BBC News

Green light for Mumbles pier restoration

Revised plans to restore the Victorian Mumbles pier in Swansea have been given the green light by councillors.

Wales Online

Gower gin distillery proposal

The Gower Gin Company is hoping to triple production by moving to a new distillery at Port Eynon on the peninsula, it has emerged.

Insider Media

Cardiff cemetery scheme

Proposals for a new £3 million cemetery in the north of the city that could provide a long-term solution to Cardiff's growing burial space shortage will be discussed by the council's cabinet next week

Cardiff City Council

Three key landscapes get £5.5m Lottery funding

Three Welsh landscapes - the Gwent Levels, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley and the Elan Valley -  have been handed a £5.5 million cash boost thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

BBC News

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