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Wales round-up: Welsh clean air plan targets public spaces; Llanelli dock homes backed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 7 December-13 December, 2019

Welsh clean air plan targets public spaces

Hard on the heels of last week’s climate change strategy, environment minister Lesley Griffiths has published a draft clean air plan for Wales.

The Planner

General election 2019: Conservatives win with a majority of 79

Boris Johnson will continue as the UK prime minister after the Conservative Party won 365 seats in the general election, a majority of 79.

The Planner

Llanelli dock homes backed

Proposals to build more than 200 homes on the site of a former industrial dock in Llanelli have been recommended for approval by Carmarthenshire County Council officials.

Insider Media

A40 improvements in Pembrokeshire

The government has confirmed the £20 million Option 2B as the preferred route for improvements between Penblewin Roundabout and Redstone Cross on the A40 in Pembrokeshire.

Welsh Government

Newport Transporter Bridge moves

Ambitious plans to turn Newport’s historic Transporter Bridge into a world-class heritage attraction have been revealed by the county borough council, which wants to demolish the existing visitor centre and replace it with a new expanded facility.

Wales Online

Motor manufacturing strategy

A new manufacturing plan to energise the automotive industry and help it meet future challenges is being drawn up by the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government

Rail test centre progress

Transport minister Ken Skates has confirmed that the government, in partnership with Neath Port Talbot and Powys Councils, expects to submit a planning application for a so-called global centre of rail excellence in Wales early in 2020, following further consultation on the masterplan for the scheme earmarked for the site of the Nant Helen opencast mine currently operated by Celtic Energy.

Welsh Government

Newtown BID barney

A company owned by a Conservative county councillor hired to help establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for Newtown in Powys has pulled out of the project, blaming local politics and “malicious and personal attacks”.

BBC News

Coal application submitted in Carmarthenshire

Bryn Bach Coal Ltd has submitted a planning application to Carmarthenshire County Council to remove 110,000 tonnes of coal from seams under grassland and woodland at its Glan Lash site north-west of Ammanford. The firm has insisted that only a quarter would be burnt, with the remainder of the output destined for use by water filtration companies or as a brick colourant.

Wales Online