A proposal for a major health and leisure scheme in Llanelli, in south Wales, has been signed off after the Welsh planning directorate decided not to call it in. Carmarthenshire County Council approved the plans for the Wellness and Life Science Village on the Llanelli coast in January. The proposal is one of 11 projects that make up the Swansea Bay city deal and features a community health hub, life science research and business space, leisure centre and swimming pool, extra care housing and nursing care, a hotel and outdoor recreation facilities. Facilities will be housed in five individual buildings up to three storeys high, linked in a street-style layout. The project is being brought forward by the council, which owns the site, in partnership with Hywel Dda and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards and Swansea University.
Dorset Council has approved outline plans for a 500 home development to the north of Littlemoor, on the outskirts of Weymouth. The proposal includes 175 affordable homes, half for affordable rent and half for intermediate tenures including shared ownership. Eight hectares of employment land will be provided, for the delivery of a hotel, care home and car showrooms. There is also provision for a primary school. The proposal has been brought forward by developers Neejam 165 and Bradbury Developments. Dorset Council’s opening doors programme is looking to encourage the building of 20,000 more homes by 2033 in the north, south and west of the county.