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Wales round-up: Wales to create its own planning inspectorate; MPs urge action after nuclear hiatus blights North Wales growth deal prospects

Words: Laura Edgar

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 4 May-10 May, 2019

Wales to create its own planning inspectorate

Welsh housing minister Julie James has announced that work has begun to create a new, separate planning inspectorate for Wales.

The Planner

MPs urge action after nuclear hiatus blights North Wales growth deal prospects

MPs have called on the UK and Welsh governments to consider a range of low-carbon energy projects in north-west Wales following the suspension of work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station.

The Planner

Dense cities lead to ‘greater inequality’

Cities that are densely built with people living and working in close proximity are economically efficient but lead to higher levels of inequality, suggests an LSE report.

The Planner

Chepstow homes approved

Proposals by housing developer Barratt to build 345 houses at a former shipyard in Chepstow have been approved by Monmouthshire County Council.

BBC News

Swansea councillors snub Biffa waste project

Proposals by environmental services company Biffa for an energy-from-waste facility at a business park at Llansamlet near Swansea have been rejected by city councillors against the advice of officials.

BBC News

Cardiff office containers scheme

An office development based on up to 48 shipping containers could be built close to the River Taff if plans submitted to Cardiff City Council are backed.

Insider Media

City and growth deal probe deadline

The deadline for written submissions to the inquiry into the funding of growth and city deals in Wales, announced by the UK Parliament’s Welsh Affairs Committee, is next week – 14 May.  

UK Parliament