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Council votes against 600-home scheme despite lowest housing completions 'since records began'

Council votes against 600-home scheme despite lowest housing completions 'since records began'

Councillors have voted against a recommendation to approve plans for more than 600 homes on a greenfield site, despite a warning from planners that housing completions in the area were at the lowest rate "since records began" and the authority had a land supply figure of just two years.

Draft Welsh national plan identifies three "nationally significant" housing and employment growth areas

Draft Welsh national plan identifies three "nationally significant" housing and employment growth areas

Three "nationally significant" housing and employment growth areas, a target of 114,000 new homes across Wales up to 2038, and plans for new "priority areas" for large-scale wind and solar energy development are included in a draft National Development Framework (NDP), published by the Welsh Government today.

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Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.

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.


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