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Wales round-up: Wrexham LDP at loggerheads with Planning Inspectorate over housing; Go-ahead for futuristic Swansea flats

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 1 February-7 February, 2020

Wrexham LDP at loggerheads with Planning Inspectorate over housing

Wrexham County Borough Council is embroiled in an escalating row with the Planning Inspectorate over key elements of its latest local development plan (LDP).

The Planner

Go-ahead for futuristic Swansea flats

A futuristic 12-storey building with flats, greenhouses, terraces and a rooftop garden earmarked for a site in Swansea once occupied by a Woolworths store has been given the go-ahead by city councillors.

BBC Wales

Swansea development

Family-run housebuilder Llanmore Homes has revealed more details about the latest phases of the proposed Pentref Rhostir development of 1,950 homes on agricultural land at Llangyfelach, near junction 46 of the M4 at Swansea.

Wales Online

Revised Swansea student scheme submitted

Revised plans have been submitted for a major high-rise student tower on land at Jockey Street next to University of Wales Trinity St David’s Swansea Business Campus.

Insider Media

Pembroke tender invited

A £4.5 million town centre development near the birthplace of a former king of England is set to take a step forward. Firms have been invited to tender for Pembroke's South Quay project, designed to revive an area in the shadow of the castle where King Henry VII was born in 1457.

BBC News

Approval for Newport Aldi

The city council has approved proposals for a job-creating Aldi store to the north of Newport at Crindau against the advice of officials.

Insider Media

Pontypridd quarry row

Council planners have backed expansion plans for Craig Yr Hesg Quarry near Glyncoch in Pontypridd despite local objections to the proposals to excavate more sandstone.

Wales Online

Newtown riverside project funding secured

A riverside recreation scheme in Newtown, Powys, has secured nearly £1 million in funding from the Welsh Government. It will see the project provide a café, tourist information provision, and canoe and cycle hire alongside meeting/performance space.

Wales Online

Funding boost for Carmarthen gallery

Nearly £2 million is likely to be spent revamping a grade II-listed contemporary art gallery in Carmarthen to boost visitor numbers.

BBC News

Go-ahead for Mumbles skate park

The city council has narrowly backed a contentious new skate park for the Swansea seafront at Mumbles.

BBC News

Cardiff mud disposal poser

Natural Resources Wales has started discussions with EDF Energy about a new marine licence application for the disposal of 600,000 cubic metres of dredged material from the construction site of the Hinkley Point C power station into a disposal site off the coast of Cardiff.

National Resources Wales