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Wales round-up: Sargeant insists on green energy policies in LDPs; Minister commits £6m to flooding prevention

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 12 December-18 December, 2015


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Sargeant insists on green energy policies in LDPs

Planning minister Carl Sargeant has urged planning authorities to do more to ensure that green energy policies are set out in local development plans.

The Planner 

Leisure development proposals for Parc Bryn Cegin revealed as Liberty Properties selected as preferred developer

Liberty Properties Developments Ltd has been selected by the Welsh Government as the preferred developer for a major leisure development scheme in Bangor, which includes proposals for a multi-screen cinema, five restaurants, a family pub and a Welsh produce shop.

Welsh Government

Minister commits £6 million to flood prevention

Funding of £3 million for flood protection works at St Asaph has been announced by natural resources minister Carl Sargeant.

Welsh Government

Plans for 350 homes in Bangor rejected

Plans to build 366 houses in Bangor have been rejected over concerns the development would harm the Welsh language.

BBC News

New transition body for the Cardiff Capital Region to be chaired by Ann Beynon

A new transition board for the Cardiff Capital City Region has been established and will be chaired by former director for BT in Wales Ann Beynon.

Wales Online

New remit and board members for Swansea Bay City Region

The Swansea Bay City Region Board, chaired by Sir Terry Matthews, has had its remit expanded and new members appointed.

Wales Online 

‘Unsightly’ derelict Snowdonia hotel could be demolished

A derelict hotel deemed “unsightly” in Snowdonia could be razed to the ground now the national park authority has served a notice for the St David’s Hotel, Harlech, to be pulled down.

BBC News

Hendy housing development backed by planning committee

Plans for a housing development in a Carmarthenshire village have been backed by the county council's planning committee.

BBC News

‘Oily sludge’ pyrolysis energy plant refused

Proposals to generate electricity from a pyrolysis plant planned for a site in Pembroke Dock have been refused by Pembrokeshire council.

BBC News

Step forward for Cardiff’s Central Square

Property developer Rightacres has lodged plans to demolish a prominent office building and car park fronting Cardiff Central railway station to make way for an £11m transport hub as part of the wider Central Square masterplan.

Insider Media

Work starts on £100m Cardiff housing project

Work is to get under way today on a £100 million project by Tirion Homes to transform a derelict industrial site in the west of Cardiff into an 800-home development.

Insider Media

Action to protect Wales’s places of worship

The government has published a new plan to protect vulnerable places of worship across Wales and find ways in which they can remain a valuable part of community life.

Welsh Government