Planning & Development

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Funding available to enhance Pontypool Town Centre

Funding available to enhance Pontypool Town Centre
Description:
The council is now accepting applications for two new grant programmes aimed at regenerating key buildings within Pontypool Town Centre.
Tuesday 21 January 2020

Seven Torfaen car parks to receive electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Seven Torfaen car parks to receive electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Description:
Five local authorities in Gwent have been awarded a share of £459,000 by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to install a total of 65 fast charge points across 34 sites.
Monday 11 November 2019

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Description:
Torfaen Council wants to speak to all Gypsy and Traveller families about their accommodation needs.
Tuesday 1 October 2019

Bethlehem Chapel opens its doors once again thanks to funding contributions

Description:
The Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme (THP) is underway, and the first building to benefit from funding has been completed.
Wednesday 25 September 2019

Open spaces consultation – we need your views

Open spaces consultation – we need your views
Description:
The council is preparing a review of the Local Development Plan (LDP) which will identify where new developments will go for the next 15 years.
Wednesday 18 September 2019

Seven fantastic trees ready to fight it out for this year's Wales Tree of the Year

Seven fantastic trees ready to fight it out for this year's Wales Tree of the Year
Description:
Seven spectacular trees have been shortlisted for this year's Wales Tree of the Year competition, including one in Pontypool Park.
Monday 16 September 2019

Blaenavon World Heritage Site to be awarded £180,000 from Valleys Taskforce funding

Blaenavon World Heritage Site to be awarded £180,000 from Valleys Taskforce funding
Description:
Five Gwent sites named as Discovery Gateways will share more than £2 million Valleys Taskforce funding to maximise the potential of the area's natural and cultural assets, as part of the Valleys Regional Park.
Tuesday 16 July 2019

National Lottery funding benefitting young apprentices

National Lottery funding benefitting young apprentices
Description:
Ryan Smart, 19, from Cwmbran is a carpentry apprentice who has benefitted from National Lottery funding through the Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme (THP).
Wednesday 27 February 2019

One2One Mortgage Solutions opens in Pontypool town centre

One2One Mortgage Solutions opens in Pontypool town centre
Description:
Monday marked the opening of One2One Mortgage Solutions in Pontypool town centre.
Wednesday 30 January 2019

Bethlehem Chapel receives £300,000 investment

Bethlehem Chapel receives £300,000 investment
Description:
A Grade II listed chapel in Blaenavon will be transformed into a community hub thanks to a £303k investment.
Thursday 20 September 2018

Torfaen Local Development Plan - call for candidate sites reminder

Torfaen Local Development Plan - call for candidate sites reminder
Description:
There is just over a week to go for developers, landowners, organisations and the public to submit sites that could be included for new development, re-development or protection within a new Local Development Plan for Torfaen.
Thursday 9 August 2018

Have your say on the British master plan

Description:
Torfaen residents are being invited to have their say on a proposed 'master plan' for the future of the British site in Talywain.
Monday 6 August 2018

Torfaen Local Development Plan – call for candidate sites

Torfaen Local Development Plan – call for candidate sites
Description:
Torfaen council is calling for developers, landowners, organisations and the public to submit sites that could be included for new development, re-development or protection within a new Local Development Plan.
Thursday 19 July 2018

Have your say on the future of the British site

Have your say on the future of the British site
Description:
Residents are invited to view and comment on a draft 'master plan' for the British site in Talywain at a series of workshops.
Thursday 12 April 2018

Have a say on the future management of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site

Have a say on the future management of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Description:
Residents and other stakeholders are being asked to comment on a draft plan that will guide the management of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site until 2023.
Monday 7 August 2017

Have your say on the future conservation of Blaenavon town centre

Have your say on the future conservation of Blaenavon town centre
Description:
Torfaen council is inviting residents to have their say on the future conservation of Blaenavon town centre.
Thursday 1 December 2016

Facebook Counterfeiter Fined

Facebook Counterfeiter Fined
Description:
A Facebook trader from Garndiffaith, Pontypool has pleaded guilty to 19 separate trade mark charges relating to the sale and possession for sale of nearly 100 counterfeit items following a Torfaen Trading Standards investigation.
Monday 10 October 2016

Councillors asked to strike while iron is hot

Councillors asked to strike while iron is hot
Description:
Torfaen councillors will be asked to buy the former iron works site known as The British at a council meeting on October 18.
Friday 1 April 2016

Work to improve Cwmbran culverts

Work to improve Cwmbran culverts
Description:
Work to improve two watercourse culverts at the Byways and Penmaes Road in Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, is to begin following grant funding received from Welsh Government.
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Trading Standards warns residents of possible scammers

Trading Standards warns residents of possible scammers
Description:
Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Trading Standards are warning residents of possible scammers claiming to be local Trading Standards officers.
Monday 12 January 2015

Varteg Hill drop in session

Varteg Hill drop in session
Description:
A drop in session for residents to find out more about Glamorgan Power's plans for the land at Varteg Hill is being held at Varteg community hall on Thursday 22 January.
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