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Wales round-up: North Wales port shortlisted for major rail rolling stock development; Access road kick-starts former Flintshire base redevelopment

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 6 October-12 October, 2018

North Wales port shortlisted for major rail rolling stock development

The Port of Mostyn in Flintshire, North Wales, has been shortlisted as the location for a major new factory making a new generation of high-speed trains that could employ up to 1,000 workers.

The Planner

Hills appointed to NIPA council

Victoria Hills, chief executive of the RTPI, has been appointed to the council of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA).

The Planner

Access road kick-starts former Flintshire base redevelopment

Work has begun on the £95 million regeneration of the former RAF Sealand base in Flintshire. It was given the green light six years ago but subsequently stalled until the Welsh government funded a £3 million access road.

BBC News

Tenby club conversion

A former nightclub in the village of Penally on the outskirts of Tenby is to be turned into a nursing home.

Wales Online

Aberystwyth flood project

Residents of Aberystwyth are being asked for their views on an £11 million coastal defence scheme that will also involve improvements to the town's Victorian promenade.

BBC News

Plaid Cymru leader pledges green initiatives

AM Adam Price’s inaugural conference speech as leader of Plaid Cymru proposed a modern, renewably powered so-called National Western Rail Line linking Swansea with Bangor, and the creation of a Welsh renewable energy company with the profit used to provide a basic income for everybody living in Wales.

Plaid Cymru

Haverfordwest store deal back on

Pembrokeshire County Council has agreed to press ahead with a controversial plan to buy and renovate a former department store as part of moves to regenerate Haverfordwest after the sale price was nearly halved.

BBC News

Neath eco-home initiative

Work is underway on 16 houses and flats in Neath that will generate, store and release energy and don’t need boilers, in an initiative which could be scaled up across Wales.

Wales Online

More social homes make the grade

Housing and regeneration minister Rebecca Evans has welcomed new figures showing a rise in the number of homes meeting key quality standards in the social housing sector.

Welsh Government

Consultation on capital’s 28th conservation area

Cardiff City Council is consulting on a proposal to designate Guildford Crescent as the city’s 28th conservation area.

Cardiff City Council

Planning delivery consultation closes

The administration’s consultation on how the planning system could assist in increasing the delivery of new homes in sustainable locations ended this week.

Welsh Government