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Wales round-up: Rhyl seafront revamp surges on; Llanilid development poised to start

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 20 April-26 April, 2019

Rhyl seafront revamp surges on

Rhyl’s seafront is undergoing a major revamp with ambitious proposals for the Queen’s Buildings the latest project in the continuing regeneration of the town.

The Planner

Crowdfunding initiative awarded RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup

Plymouth City Council’s pioneering community infrastructure initiative that embraces crowdfunding technology has won the RTPI’s top prize at this year’s Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Planner

Llanilid development poised to start

Work is about to start on the first phase of one of the biggest development projects ever seen in Wales, which could eventually see 5,000 new homes and a wave of commercial and business developments delivered at a former opencast mine site at Llanilid, located between Bridgend and Llantrisant in South Wales.

Wales Online

Caernarfon hotel backed

Proposals to build a luxury 12-bedroom hotel on the edge of the Menai Strait at a site near Caernarfon, once home to a golf club house, have been recommended for approval.

Insider Media

Flintshire care home project being considered

Plans to build an extra care scheme at Buckley with between 75 and 90 beds as well as 12 bungalows are under consideration by Flintshire County Council.

Insider Media

Cardiff Bay car park doubles up

Proposals to double the size of a waterfront car park in Cardiff Bay have been submitted. They would see the Mermaid Quay facility increase its number of vehicle spaces to 682 with a further two levels and a cycle hub, three more staircases and new landscaping at the rear.

Wales Online

War of words over Swansea burner

The Welsh Government has been accused of ‘betraying’ Llansamlet over its failure to call in proposals submitted by environmental services company Biffa for an energy-from-waste plant in that area of Swansea.

Wales Online

Cardiff solar farm under a cloud

Cardiff City Council’s plans for a 17-hectare solar farm in the capital, capable of generating 8.7 megawatts of power, at a former landfill site at Lamby Way, Rumney, were deferred last week to allow more time to consider reservations raised by Natural Resources Wales over the impact of the project on the integrity of the Severn Estuary SAC/SPA.

Insider Media

Builth Wells intensive poultry project planned

A Powys farmer is hoping to diversify with plans to develop an intensive poultry facility involving two huge units with a combined floor space of around 4,000 square metres at his farm in Builth Wells.

Insider Media