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Wales round-up: South Wales Metro project picks up speed; Call-in request delays plan for alternative opencast restoration

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 30 April-6 May, 2016

Plymouth City Council wins big at RTPI awards

‘Plan for Homes’, by Plymouth City Council, was announced as the 2016 winner of the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the institute's Awards for Planning Excellence yesterday (5 May).

The Planner

South Wales Metro project picks up speed

The ambitious South Wales Metro public transport project gathered significant momentum this week, with media reports confirming that the procurement process for the construction of the scheme and the running of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise should begin shortly.

The Planner

Call-in request delays plan for alternative opencast restoration

Plans for a cheaper restoration scheme of the Margam/Parc Slip opencast mine site near Bridgend have been submitted, but councils are unable to make a decision because of a call-in request to ministers.

Wales Online

Cardiff Arms Park redevelopment could form part of larger scheme to rival Central Square & Capital Quarter

It has emerged that the redevelopment of Cardiff Arms Park could form part of a much larger scheme to rival the capital’s Central Square and Capital Quarter.

Wales Online

Rhyl Sun Centre demolition plans submitted

A plan to demolish a landmark water park in Denbighshire in a bid to rejuvenate Rhyl’s promenade has taken a step forward.

BBC News

Demolition of Cardiff laboratory could result in ‘eyesore’ site

Residents voice concern over the demolition of the Cardiff Scientific Laboratory in the Roath area of the capital.

Wales Online