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Wales round-up: Welsh ministers call in nuclear power plant site preparation bid; FM Drakeford names new cabinet

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 17 December-21 December, 2018

Welsh ministers call in nuclear power plant site preparation bid

Preconstruction preparation work for a proposed £12 billion nuclear power station on the Isle of Anglesey has ground to a halt now that Welsh ministers have called in the scheme. The county council had approved the scheme.

The Planner

RTPI seeks views on its future

The RTPI is calling on interested parties to help shape its future and the planning profession. Its corporate strategy will cover a 10-year period from 2020. 

The Planner

Young planners to shadow chief planners in new scheme

The RTPI is working with local planning authorities to offer young planners the opportunity of work experience with a chief planning officer.

The Planner

Local leadership is key to reinventing town centres

A community-focused approach is required to tackle the challenges facing high streets and town centres, according to a report published this week.

The Planner

FM Drakeford names new cabinet

The new Welsh Government cabinet has been announced by incoming First Minister Mark Drakeford. He has axed local government and public services minister Alun Davies and replaced him with former leader of the house Julie James.

Welsh Government

Swansea tidal lagoon makes waves

A total of 11 companies and organisations have expressed an interest in delivering a tidal lagoon for Swansea Bay.

Wales Online

Fake news peddled over Prestatyn 'super-mosque'

A website has been accused of peddling 'fake news' after a story appeared on it claiming totally erroneously that a 'super-mosque' was about to be built in Prestatyn, North Wales.

Wales Online

Gwent chicken project

A Gwent farm is planning to diversify and has submitted proposals to build a huge free-range chicken facility for up to 32,000 birds on land at Castle Farm, Bishton.

Insider Media

Barry Waterfront proposals

Ambitious proposals have been unveiled for a mixed-use entertainment and commercial complex on Barry Waterfront. They include an outdoor cinema, a technology hub and flats, as well as businesses housed in shipping containers.

BBC News

Ebbw Vale EZ move

A 4,645 square metre industrial unit proposed by the Welsh Government could be built on land formerly used as an opencast mine if plans are approved for the site at Rhyd y Blew. The site is in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone.

Insider Media

No call-in for Mumbles plans

Contentious plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore will not be called in by the Welsh Government.

Wales Online

Capital capsule hotel mooted

A developer has announced plans for the capital’s first ever capsule hotel which, if it goes ahead, would provide accommodation for 24 men and 24 women.

Wales Online

Llanelli development fears linked to uni suspensions

The suspension of four staff members at Swansea University is linked to under-fire plans to build a £200 million Wellness Village near Llanelli, it has been claimed.

BBC News

Burry Port project

The site of a former zinc oxide factory earmarked for housing and business 10 years ago has been bought by Carmarthenshire County Council for £2 million to help kickstart development at Burry Port.

BBC News

Banksy pops up in Port Talbot

The artist Banksy has confirmed that a new graffiti piece that has appeared in Port Talbot is his.

BBC News