SA1 project in Swansea commended for economic benefit

The Swansea Waterfront project – which is likely to form a key part in the up and coming Swansea Development Plans Conference – has been hailed for ensuring local businesses benefit. A commitment to procuring local contractors and using a local supply chain has enhanced the benefits to the region. The University of Wales Trinity […]

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Central Square sets new bar for Cardiff

Cardiff’s speculatively built Central Square has set a new standard for development in the Welsh capital, the city council’s head of economic development has told a Built Environment Networking event.   Ken Pool highlighted the scheme, which is located between the Principality rugby stadium and the city’s mainline railway station, at BEN’s Cardiff Development Plans event […]

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Cardiff goes for greenfield growth

Cardiff is allocating 13,000 homes to green field sites in its latest local development plan in a bid to accommodate the booming Welsh capital’s rapid population growth, a senior planner has revealed. James Clemence, planning policy operational manager at Cardiff City Council, delivered the opening keynote speech at Built Environment Network’s Cardiff General Development Plans […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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New eco-watchdog advocates eco-system planning

Wales’ environmental watchdog is urging developers and councils to work with it in delivering an integrated or eco-system approach to all aspects of the natural environment. Graham Hillier of Natural Resources Wales said: “We certainly want to encourage investment in Wales that supports the Welsh economy while enhancing and protecting Wales’ unique environment.” “We want […]

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Case study: Porth Teigr: a new model for waterfront regeneration

Porth Teigr is one of the last unfilled pieces in Cardiff’s waterfront regeneration jigsaw, according to Mark Hallett development director of Igloo. The company inherited a masterplan for the site from the Welsh Development Agency, drawn up by Sir Terry Farrell, with a big commercial development at the centre and a 4,500 space multi-storey car […]

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