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Griffiths grants consent for combined heat and power plant at Pembroke refinery

Griffiths grants consent for combined heat and power plant at Pembroke refinery

Welsh planning secretary Lesley Griffiths has granted consent for a combined heat and power plant at Pembroke Oil Refinery, accepting an inspector's conclusion that the scheme would support jobs.

Draft marine plan for Wales sets out support for wave energy technology

Draft marine plan for Wales sets out support for wave energy technology

A new draft marine plan for Wales has been published this week, which says the Welsh Government will support the development of wave energy technologies over the next decade.

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Why housing land supply in Wales is deteriorating

Why housing land supply in Wales is deteriorating

The supply of readily developable housing land in Wales declined between 2015 and 2016, with nearly four-fifths of local planning authorities last year unable to meet the requirement to demonstrate five years' supply. Emerging data for 2017 shows little improvement.

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.


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