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Court of Appeal overturns Welsh wind turbine approval

Court of Appeal overturns Welsh wind turbine approval

The Court of Appeal has overturned a planning permission for a single wind turbine on a farm in Wales, after ruling that its impact on a nearby listed church had been ignored.

Go-ahead for 11.4-hectare Swansea Central mixed-use scheme

Go-ahead for 11.4-hectare Swansea Central mixed-use scheme

Plans have been approved for a mixed-use regeneration scheme on an 11.4-hectare site in Swansea city centre, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme would help deliver a 'key strategic objective for the city'.

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How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

Major energy projects in Wales will soon benefit from a simplification of the planning regime following the devolution of powers from Westminster.

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched consultations on plans to bring their systems into line with a new EIA directive, but details on how the rules will change in England remain unclear.

Why Welsh Assembly results may delay planning reforms

Why Welsh Assembly results may delay planning reforms

The Welsh Assembly elections have raised concerns that implementation of the principality's recent planning legislation could be more protracted than expected.

How we did it: Achieving annual land supply consensus between council and housebuilders

How we did it: Achieving annual land supply consensus between council and housebuilders

Newport City Council's approach to gauging its housing land supply shows that the Welsh system has much to recommend it. David Dewar reports.


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