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Wales round-up: Urban village on edge of Swansea gains approval; County council lines up behind Llanelli ‘wellness village’

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 5 January-11 January, 2019

Urban village on edge of Swansea gains approval

The masterplan for a sustainable urban village providing up to 1,950 new homes on the northern edge of Swansea has been approved by the city council.

The Planner

County council lines up behind Llanelli ‘wellness village’

Carmarthenshire County Council has granted outline planning permission for the £200 million Wellness and Life Science Village project earmarked for council land at Delta Lakes, which is on the coast just outside Llanelli.

The Planner

SuDs regulations come into force in Wales

Regulations for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs) for new property developments in Wales have come into effect.

The Planner

Wrexham projects: an approval and a rejection

Proposals to build more than 18,580 square metres of office, industrial and warehouse space on the former site of a World War II munitions factory now part of a business park at Wrexham have been unveiled by FI Real Estate Management. Separately, plans for more than 130 homes near the town were rejected by members of the planning authority against the advice of officers.

Insider Media and BBC

Gwent coast solar farm makes waves

Green power developer BSR Energy has unveiled proposals for a 49.9-megawatt solar park at Longlands Farm at Redwick near Magor on the Gwent coast.

Insider Media

Newport warehouse conversion

A warehouse could be built on the site of the former Carcraft car supermarket in Newport under proposals put forward by DPP Planning on behalf of Starburst Ltd.

Insider Media

Swansea business park earmarked for housing

Swansea City Council is planning to turn a now-derelict business park it owns off West Street, Gorseinon, into a residential scheme providing 36 new homes.

Swansea City Council

Zip World goes south?

The North Wales adventure business Zip World is set to announce a project in South Wales.

Wales Online

Newport hotel proposal

TJ’s, a long-closed grade-II listed music venue in Newport, which hosted early gigs by Oasis and Manic Street Preachers, could be turned into a 58-bed hotel.

BBC News

Rhyl regeneration gets funding

A £4.6 million project to renovate and redevelop housing in Rhyl is to receive more than £900,000 Welsh Government regeneration investment with the first phase delivering 32 affordable homes.

Welsh Government