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Wales round-up: Welsh ministers set up government company to develop Trawsfynydd site; Green light for Caernarfon horse-riding project

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 26 September-2 October, 2020

Welsh ministers set up government company to develop Trawsfynydd site

The Welsh Government is establishing a company that will focus on developing the site of the former Trawsfynydd nuclear power plant in Gwynedd.  

The Planner

Green light for Caernarfon horse-riding project

Proposals to open a North Wales horse riding school on the outskirts of Caernarfon have been approved by Gwynedd Council’s councillors despite local opposition to the prospect of an 1,800 square metre indoor riding school building with a height of over eight metres. 

North Wales Chronicle

Rhondda flooding petition

A petition calling for an independent public inquiry into flooding across the area administered by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, which left it with a clean-up bill of around £80 million earlier this year, was considered by AMs this week.

BBC News

Maesteg wind farm fears

Concern is growing over a scheme to erect 26 wind turbines on land owned by Natural Resources Wales in the Afan Valley, near the village of Bryn, 3.2 kilometres from Maesteg.  

Wales Online

Llangollen listed building concern

Denbighshire Council is considering contentious proposals for 21 flats and 26 parking spaces behind the grade II-listed Dee Cottage in Llangollen.

BBC News

Llandudno Junction scheme

Beech Developments is working with social housing group Adra on proposals for 29 properties and four industrial units which the developer would use to manufacture timber dwellings earmarked for a site at Llandudno Junction.

Insider Media

Thumbs down for Swansea gin distillery

Swansea City Council planners have given the thumbs down to a solar-powered gin distillery proposed for a site at Duvant on the outskirts of the city.

Wales Online