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New Welsh household projections show lower rate of growth

New Welsh household projections show lower rate of growth

New Welsh government household projections show a lower rate of growth compared to previous figures.

Plans for new prisons in Yorkshire and Wales announced by government

Plans for new prisons in Yorkshire and Wales announced by government

The government has announced that it is to submit planning applications for two new prisons at sites in Yorkshire and south Wales as part of its plans to create 10,000 new prison places across the country by 2020.

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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.

How we did it: Preparing city's first new plan in 20 years

How we did it: Preparing city's first new plan in 20 years

The Welsh capital has adopted its local plan two decades after the last development strategy was put in place. Susie Sell reports.


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