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Wales round-up: Swansea housing study, Caernarfon to Bangor rail line

Words: Roger Milne
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A summary of planning news in Wales: week commencing 11 August

Welsh green chief calls for more joined-up environmental planning

Organisations in Wales need to make a step-change in the way they think about the environment, according to Emyr Roberts chief executive of Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

The Planner news

Swansea housing study published

The Swansea Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2013 has been published.

It shows that the planning authority has a 3.3 year supply of housing land.

Welsh government release

Expansion chance for Ffynone Conservation Area

Swansea City Council is consulting on possible extensions to the Ffynone Conservation Area, an outstanding example of Victorian suburbia.

Swansea Council

Welsh Government Social Housing Grant building brighter future for families in Gaerwen

The £4.6m scheme has been developed by Pennaf housing Group in partnership with the Isle of Anglesey Council and provided 33 new affordable homes in total with the final phase of development completed in April this year.

Welsh government release

Reopening Caernarfon to Bangor train line 'would be cheaper than £100m bypass'

Reopening the rail link to Caernarfon would be cheaper than building the new £100 million bypass planned.

That is the view of former Conwy council transport chief Bob Saxby who beleives that pressure should be put on the Welsh government to bring back the train.

Daily Post story

Nine developers show interest in transfroming Rhyl's Sun centre

Potential firms to be whittled down to a shortlist for projects which could include revamp of towns' coastal attractions

Daily Post story