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Wales round-up: Welsh ministers want help to deliver development framework; Fears for Swansea tidal lagoon surface

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 3 December-9 December, 2016

Welsh ministers want help to deliver development framework 

The Welsh Government has issued a general call for evidence and notification of projects to help it deliver the new national spatial framework – the so-called National Development Framework.

The Planner 

Fears for Swansea tidal lagoon surface as Welsh Government commits to green power 

Former cabinet minister Stephen Crabb this week warned the UK government against ‘foot-dragging’ over the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.

The Planner

Funding announced for estate regeneration

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced a strategy and more funding to regenerate rundown housing estates.

The Planner

RTPI welcomes publication of global ethics principles 

The International Ethics Standards coalition has published the first set of ethics principles for professionals working in land, property, construction, infrastructure and related professions around the world.


South Wales Metro: Carwyn Jones asks EU for £110m

First Minister Carwyn Jones asked for £110 million in EU funding for the South Wales Metro project while on a visit to Brussels this week.

BBC News

£11m Royal Navy reserve hub plan for Cardiff Bay unveiled

Proposals for a new £11 million facility for Royal Navy reservists in Cardiff Bay have been revealed.

BBC News

Porthcawl bathing water to be improved

Bathing water quality in Porthcawl is set to be improved and homes will be better protected from flooding thanks to a £300,000 project by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water due to begin early in the new year.

Wales Online

Housing approved for BBC Wales Llandaff site

A major housing development earmarked for the site of BBC Cymru Wales in the Llandaff suburb of Cardiff has cleared its last planning hurdle.

Wales Online

Plans to turn former Cardiff pub into a row of terraced houses

Plans to turn a former pub in Cathays, Cardiff, into a row of terraced family homes have been revealed.

Wales Online

Powys council seeks views on 10-year footpaths plan

A 10-year plan to improve public footpaths in Powys has been proposed by the county council.

BBC News

Zorbing centre refused over ‘impact on area’

Controversial plans for an Anglesey ‘zorbing’ centre at Holyhead have been refused.

BBC News

Funding hopes for Bow Street Aberystwyth railway station

A village in Ceredigion could soon have a new railway station if the Welsh Government is successful in its funding application to the UK Government for a station and interchange at Bow Street near Aberystwyth.

BBC News

Plans revealed for £9.8m care facility 

Plans have been revealed for a £9.8 million extra care facility on Anglesey featuring a dedicated dementia wing.

Insider Media