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Wales round-up: Welsh ministers talk up Metro project; High-speed zip wire planned for Penrhyn Quarry attraction

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 28 November-4 December, 2015

Welsh ministers talk up Metro project

The government has launched a publicity campaign detailing the key elements of its planned integrated public transport scheme for South Wales, known as the Metro project.

The Planner

High-speed zip wire planned for Penrhyn Quarry attraction

The company that built the world’s fastest zip line (located at Penrhyn Quarry) is applying for permission to install more lines to cope with extra business.

Wales Online

Anglesey’s Wylfa nuclear plant’s shutdown day revealed

Wylfa, the Magnox power plant on Anglesey, the country’s sole nuclear generator, will shut down for good on 30 December, it has been announced.

BBC News

Deloitte’s Cardiff base ‘could be twice as big’ in future

Cardiff is well placed to create more jobs in financial services, says the UK head of finance giant Deloitte.

BBC News

Residents push council for decision on ‘long overdue’ shopping centre

Pressure is mounting for the go-ahead for the regeneration of the Maelfa shopping centre in the eastern Cardiff district of Llanedeyrn.

Wales Online

Opening of road linking Aberfan and Merthyr Vale pushed back

The official opening of the new road linking Aberfan to Merthyr Vale has been delayed and is now scheduled for the middle of December.

Wales Online

Consultation on building regulations legislation begins

The administration is consulting on proposals for amendments to the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) and a proposed new Approved Document R. These are designed to ensure that all new buildings and major renovations have the ducts and distribution channels to enable connection to super-fast broadband.

Welsh Government 

Plans for multi-million-pound eco-lodges in Laugharne refused by planners

Plans for a multi-million-pound development to create hundreds of luxury eco-lodges at the Corran Resort and Spa in Laugharne have been refused by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Wales Online