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Wales minister calls for action on mobile mast controls

Wales minister calls for action on mobile mast controls

The Welsh Government has been urged to bring forward 'long overdue' planning reforms to support mobile communications infrastructure in rural Wales.

Clark approves Welsh gas-fired power plant

Clark approves Welsh gas-fired power plant

Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has approved plans for a gas-fired power station in Wales after concluding that the national need for such infrastructure weighed heavily in its favour.

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How we did it: How we met new pre-application consultation rules

How we did it: How we met new pre-application consultation rules

A Swansea regeneration project was one of the first large schemes that had to abide by new Welsh government consultation requirements, John Geoghegan reports.

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.


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