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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.

Council approves 1,500-home greenfield Cardiff scheme

Council approves 1,500-home greenfield Cardiff scheme

Plans for a new community comprising 1,500 homes on land just off junction 33 of the M4 near Cardiff have been granted outline permission after planners concluded that the proposals would deliver a 'high quality, sustainable and distinctive development'.

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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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