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04/12/2014

Wales round-up: Six voluntary merger plans welcomed, Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 29 November-5 December, 2014

Majority of councils fail to meet voluntary merger bid deadline

Welsh public services minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed voluntary merger proposals from six councils - Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen, the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend and Conwy and Denbighshire. 

The Planner 

Latest Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan Project Pipeline published

Business Minister Jane Hutt has published an update to the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan Project Pipeline.

Welsh Government 

Welsh Government ordered to publish enterprise zone job creation figures after Information Commissioner steps in

The Information Commissioner has given the Welsh Government a 35-day deadline to provide a breakdown of jobs created and retained in each of its enterprise zones following intervention by Plaid Cymru.

Wales Online 

New housing loan scheme

Housing development loans will help regenerate parts of Newport city centre.

Newport City Council

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to be subject of 'closer discussions' between government and company behind scheme

UK Government announces 'closer discussions' with Tidal Lagoon Power over Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.

Wales Online 

Campaigners lose bid to save village green

Campaigners lose bid to save Llandaff Meadow after village green application is rejected by Cardiff City Council.

Wales Online 

Housing land availability

Caerphilly County Borough Council has a 2.5-year supply of housing sites, according to its latest joint housing land availability study. 

Caerphilly County Borough Council 

Saundersfoot Harbour redevelopment plans in pipeline for popular seaside resort

Major new scheme at Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire would see the harbour - built 185 years ago - overhauled to improve access.

Wales Online 

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