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Wales round-up: Transport infrastructure spending package outlined by Welsh minister; New programme to make Welsh law easier to find and understand

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 10 December-16 December, 2016

Transport infrastructure spending package outlined by Welsh minister

Economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates has outlined plans for a multi-billion-pound Welsh Government infrastructure investment over the next five years.

The Planner

Councils should consider 5G in planning policy, says Adonis

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended that local authorities consider how the deployment of digital infrastructure can be established in planning policy.

The Planner

New programme to make Welsh law easier to find and understand

The Counsel General for Wales has announced plans to establish a distinct body of Welsh law in areas including local government, planning and housing.

Welsh Government

Skates opens £50m Ceredigion Link Road

The £50 million A486 Ceredigion link road is now officially open.

Welsh Government

St Athan land exchange to Aston Martin finalised

The Welsh Government’s relationship with Aston Martin has been further strengthened following the sale of the administration’s St Athan site to the British luxury carmaker.

Welsh Government

Salmon and sea trout could scupper the Swansea lagoon

The Welsh environmental regulator is disputing the claims deaths of salmon and sea trout caused by the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon would be minimal.

Wales Online

Airport suggested for Swansea lagoon

It has been suggested that the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project could be the location for an airport - a floating one.

Wales Online

Walkers give £84.7 million boost to Welsh coastal economy

Walkers along the Welsh coast spent £84.7 million in 2014, supporting 1,000 jobs, according to a new report.

Welsh Government

Swansea's population 'too small' for tram system

A tram or monorail-style system in Swansea could be unsustainable because the city is not big enough, a transport expert has warned.

BBC News

Petition launched against wake boarding park

A petition against plans for a wakeboarding park at Cosmeston Lakes has been launched by environmental campaigners, who claim it would turn the beauty spot into a “nightmare”.

Wales Online

Statement of Public Participation published

The government has published a Statement of Public Participation, the first key document in the development of the proposed National Development Framework.

Welsh Government

Aviva Investors hopeful that Circuit of Wales project can get over the line

A revised bid for government support the £425 million Circuit of Wales project in Ebbw Vale is expected to be submitted shortly.

Wales Online

Cardiff floodlit pitch set to be decided

Residents have objected to plans for a school’s new rugby pitch at Llanishen, Cardiff.

Wales Online

Anglesey nuclear plant design consultation begins

Public consultation on design plans for a proposed nuclear power plant on Anglesey has started.

BBC News

Anglesey councillors unanimously oppose pylon plan

Councillors have voted unanimously to oppose plans for a second line of electricity pylons across Anglesey.

BBC News

Council approve university plans

The city council has approved a controversial student centre for Cardiff University despite huge opposition from local residents.

Wales Online

Pub conversion application submitted

An application has been made to convert the former Canadian pub in Adamstown, Cardiff, into 12 flats

Wales Online

New transport interchange planned for the west of the city

A new £1.7 million bus interchange for the west side of Cardiff was due to be given the go-ahead this week.

Cardiff City Council

Llangollen housing estate plans get council go-ahead

A bid to build 95 homes on land in Denbighshire has been approved by planners despite local opposition.

BBC News

Roman fort plan for Hope quarry given go-ahead

Plans to transform a former Flintshire quarry into a historically-themed country park with a Roman fort have been given the go-ahead.

BBC News

Green energy firm ordered to remove solar panels from roof

A Carmarthenshire green energy firm owner has been forced to take down solar panels from his barn – after it was decided they detracted from a listed building opposite.

Wales Online

Report: Investment in skills and transport key to making Cardiff Capital Region more prosperous 

There should be more spending on education and transport infrastructure if Cardiff Capital Region is to achieve its economic growth ambitions, according to a new report.

Wales Online