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Plans submitted for major Cardiff transport interchange

Plans submitted for major Cardiff transport interchange

Plans for a major transport interchange close to Cardiff's central railway station, including 14 bus stands and nearly 200 flats, have been submitted to City of Cardiff Council.

Report backs enterprise zone covering south Wales valleys

Report backs enterprise zone covering south Wales valleys

An enterprise zone using 'local planning powers and financial incentives' should be created to help boost economic development and reduce poverty across the south Wales valleys, a report has recommended.

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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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