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Wales round-up: Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant; Newport chicken shed project

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 1 September-7 September, 2018

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Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant

Anglesey County Council planning committee this week unanimously approved proposals by Horizon Power to carry out site clearance work on nearly 300 hectares of land on the outskirts of Cemaes in preparation for building a new nuclear power station near the former Wylfa atomic plant, now under decommissioning.

The Planner

Newport chicken shed project

Proposals for a free-range chicken shed at Bishton for 32,000 birds capable of producing up to eight million eggs each year have been submitted to Newport City Council.

Insider Media

Saundersfoot harbour arena funding

An 1,858 square metre arena is to open at Saundersfoot Harbour in Pembrokeshire after the project received £400,000 from HSBC.

Insider Media

Pembroke military base talks urged

A councillor is calling on the owners of the sprawling 445-hectare former Trecwn military base in Pembrokeshire to start talks over the future of the site and promised jobs.

BBC News

Trago Mills expansion

Trago Mills retail store in Merthyr Tydfil has bought neighbouring Brynteg Farm as it looks to provide more outdoor activities. 

Wales Online

North Cardiff housing masterplan

Developers have unveiled details of their masterplan for a 2,500-home development set to be built in north Cardiff.

Wales Online

Swansea phone box conversions

Free Wi-Fi and phone-charging points will be available at old phone boxes in Swansea as a new scheme is rolled out across the city. 

BBC News

Council fracking investment concern

Welsh councils could be acting unlawfully by continuing to invest in companies involved in fracking, claims a report.

BBC News

Nuclear mud dump moves

Dumping of mud and sediment from a nuclear plant site in Somerset will start this week off Cardiff Bay after a delay.

BBC News

Gwynedd quad bike scheme approved

A bid for a new quad bike attraction in rural Gwynedd has been approved despite concerns over the potential noise impact.

BBC News

Welshpool homes poser

Plans for 54 new homes in Welshpool would result in noise and emissions complaints from future residents, existing businesses including a foundry have warned.

BBC News

Approval for Wrexham hotel in pub car park

Proposals by brewery chain Marston for a 24-bed hotel on a pub car park in Wrexham have been given the go-ahead.

BBC News