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Wales round-up: Newport LDO approved; Historical buildings ‘mistakes’ made by councils

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 22 August-28 August, 2015

Newport LDO approved

Newport City Council has become the first in Wales to introduce a planning initiative to reduce the red tape for certain types of development in the city centre. 

The Planner

Historical buildings ‘mistakes’ made by councils

The added pressure of looking after historical buildings is leading to mistakes being made by councils, it has been claimed.

BBC News and Wales Online

Aberystwyth-Carmarthen rail link campaign takes to the air

A group seeking to reopen a rail line between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen is taking its campaign to the skies.

BBC News

Joint housing land availability study

The latest City and County of Swansea joint land availability assessment study has been published, showing 2.7 years of sites.

City and County of Swansea Council

Less than a month to go until the grand opening of Swansea University’s £450m Bay Campus

New students are due to move into Swansea University’s Bay Campus in less than a month’s time - a little over two years since work first started on the project.

Wales Online