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Wales round-up: Welsh university development raises conservation body hackles; Former Grove Park School receives listed status

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Wales: 20 August-24 August, 2016

Welsh university development raises conservation body hackles

Cardiff University’s proposed multi-million pound five-storey Centre for Student Life project - a scheme that involves plans to demolish three Victorian villas - has triggered a fierce row over its impact on the city’s Cathays Park Conservation Area.

The Planner 

Cardiff BMW dealership could become a hotel

The big BMW dealership by the River Taff in the centre of Cardiff could become the site for a major hotel, it has emerged.

Wales Online 

Establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee

The administration has started consulting on a new committee to provide sound, accurate and representative advice to Welsh ministers on all aspects of flood and coastal risk management.

Welsh Government

Housing land availability studies published

Two more joint housing land availability studies have been published, for Conwy County Borough Council and the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority. The former has 3.7 years of sites, the latter 2.1 years.

Welsh Government  

Land and Lakes buys Anglesey land for £120m leisure park

The firm behind plans to build a £120 million holiday village on Anglesey has bought 250 hectares of land for the development.

BBC News

Former Grove Park School receives listed status

Economy and infrastructure secretary, Ken Skates has announced that a former girls’ grammar school in Wrexham has been awarded listed status on the grounds of quality and character.

Welsh Government