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Wales round-up: Wales’s first natural resources policy published; More student flats being planned for Cardiff

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 19 August-25 August, 2017

Wales’s first natural resources policy published

Environment secretary Lesley Griffiths has published the devolved administration’s first-ever natural resources policy.

The Planner

More student flats being planned for Cardiff

Another huge block of student flats has been proposed for the capital which would see the former Evans Halshaw garage in East Bay Close in Splott become a scheme providing 711 student bedrooms.

Wales Online

Green light for £12m leisure scheme

A £12 million leisure development including a cinema, shops and restaurants is to be built in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, after planning consent was granted for the scheme.

Insider Media

Pontardulais waste plant plan for ex-Morlais colliery

A construction waste processing centre has been proposed for the redundant Morlais Colliery site in Llangennech, Llanelli, in Carmarthenshire.

BBC News

Hafodyrynys homes demolition plan to cut air pollution

Homes could be demolished or a bypass built under plans to improve air quality in an area alongside the A472 at Hafodyrynys by Caerphilly County Borough Council, which are now out for consultation.

BBC News

Infected trees to be cut down at popular forest attraction

National Resources Wales has announced that preparatory work to remove thousands of infected trees at Fforest Fawr, in Tongwynlais, will start in September.

Wales Online

Gwynt y Mor generates power for first time

Wales’s largest offshore wind farm, the Gwynt y Môr array around 10 miles off the coast near Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, has generated its first electricity.

Wales Online

£4m investment for Port of Cardiff

Associated British Ports is investing more than £4 million at the Port of Cardiff to provide new warehousing, upgrades to existing warehouses and new port handling equipment.

Insider Media

Council goes green with electric vehicle drive

The City and County of Swansea Council will soon have 40 electric vehicles in its fleet, more than any other local authority in Wales.

City and County of Swansea Council

Open access land camping plan criticised by farming union

Welsh Government proposals to allow paragliding, games, camping and hang-gliding on open access land in Wales have been criticised by a farming union.

BBC News

Grade II-listed status for Aberystwyth University building

The earliest building to have been built on Aberystwyth University’s current campus has been given grade-II listed status.

BBC News

Ystalyfera residents to leave homes over landslip fears

People from 10 homes in Ystalafera in the Swansea Valley have been advised by Neath Port Talbot Council to leave immediately because of the imminent risk of a landslip.

BBC News

Under-threat Cardiff church ‘saved’ by flats

Plans to build 12 flats inside grade II listed St Paul's Church, Grangetown, and two semi-detached houses in its grounds have been approved by Cardiff City Council.

BBC News