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03/06/2016

Wales round-up: Welsh councils kick reorganisation into the long grass; Land availability reports published

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 28 May-3 June, 2016

Welsh councils kick reorganisation into the long grass

Welsh local authorities have made it clear that they believe current economic conditions have left the notion of local government reorganisation dead in the water.

The Planner

Government won’t meet soil sustainability ambition, warns Environmental Audit Committee

The failure to prevent soil degradation could increase the risk of flooding, lower food security and greater carbon emissions, says the committee's latest report.

The Planner

Plans for a student building with its own nightclub are set for approval

A £50 million residential tower in Swansea city centre, with 750 rooms for students and its own night club, is set for approval.

Wales Online

Land availability reports published

Latest joint housing land availability reports for Swansea City and County and, separately, for the Brecon Beacons National Park, have been published. The former demonstrates a three-year supply and the latter a 5.8 year supply of sites.

Welsh Government

Pensioner told to take down 36ft flower tower because he has no planning permission

A pensioner has told by Newport City Council to take down a giant 36ft flower tower because it hasn’t got planning permission.

Wales Online

£8m Swansea copper tourist attraction moves a step closer

Ambitious plans for an £8 million new “Copper Kingdom” historical tourism attraction in Swansea have taken a major step forward after the Heritage Lottery Fund  granted provisional approval of funding for the project.

Wales Online

Welsh Government commits to 20,000 affordable homes

Communities and children secretary Carl Sargeant has confirmed the Welsh Government's intention to build 20,000 affordable homes over the course of the parliament.

24dash.com

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