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Wales round-up: Newport’s LDP confirmed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 13 December-19 December, 2014

Newport LDP makes the grade

Newport City Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been confirmed as sound by an independent planning inspector and is due to go before full council for formal adoption next month. 

The Planner 

Boost for environment projects

Natural Resources Wales has announced a £4.2 million boost for Welsh environment projects.

Natural Resources Wales 

Plans for Newport’s former Passport Office revealed

Plans have been unveiled to turn the former Passport Office in Newport into a residential and retail complex.

Wales Online 

Call to restore opencast sites in west Wales

Politicians have urged mining company Celtic Energy to accept moral responsibility for restoring two opencast sites following the collapse of a fraud case over the business’s decision to transfer ownership of the projects - Margam, near Port Talbot, and East Pit in Amman Valley - to an outfit in the Caribbean.

BBC News