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Wales round-up: Planning policy clarified for childcare and child-minding in Wales; £19m investment in Welsh housing

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 13 February-19 February, 2016

Planning policy clarified for childcare and child-minding in Wales

The Welsh Government’s Planning Directorate has issued a policy clarification letter on the issue of planning, child-minding and day care provision.

The Planner

Huge potential in Welsh ports, coastal tourism and marine renewable energy, says National Assembly Committee

The Welsh Government should do more to establish a comprehensive strategy for the sustainable development of the country’s marine resources and coastal communities, a report from the Enterprise and Business Committee of the National Assembly has urged.

National Assembly for Wales

£19m investment in Welsh housing

An additional £7 million investment in an innovative loan scheme should increase the supply of housing across Wales, says housing minister Lesley Griffiths.

Welsh Government

27,000 sign petition against Cardigan Bay scallop dredging

More than 27,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Welsh government to withdraw plans to restart scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay.

BBC News

Welsh school plan for Newport to be resubmitted to council

Plans for a new Welsh-medium secondary school in Newport are set to be resubmitted to the council after the original proposal was refused when Natural Resources Wales objected to the application because of flood risks.

BBC News

Great Western Cities one step closer to realising Britain’s Western Powerhouse

The Severn region has the potential to become Britain’s next major economic ‘powerhouse’, according to a report commissioned by the so-called Great Western Cities (GWC) ‐ Cardiff, Newport and Bristol.

Bristol City Council

Best Practice Guide on Restoration Liability Assessments for Surface Coal Mines

The government has published a guide produced by the Coal Authority on restoration liability in respect of opencast coal projects, which is designed to assist in the interpretation of policy and guidance contained in Planning Policy Wales And Minerals Technical Advice Note 2 - Coal.

Welsh Government