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22/11/2017  Councillors back moves to press for action to prevent Caerphilly being swamped by developers
Councillors back moves to press for action to prevent Caerphilly being swamped by developers

Caerphilly council has backed a motion from Plaid Cymru councillors calling for a suspension by the Welsh Government of the need for Caerphilly council to have in place a five-year land supply.

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21/11/2017  Plaid AM backs move to stop developer 'cherry picking'
Plaid AM backs move to stop developer 'cherry picking'

Steffan Lewis, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales East, has declared his support for a motion being tabled at tonight's Caerphilly council meeting aimed at stopping home developers cherry-picking land to build on.

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20/11/2017  Plaid councillors demand action to end homes development against local wishes
Plaid councillors demand action to end homes development against local wishes

Plaid Cymru councillors are calling for a suspension by the Welsh Government of the need for Caerphilly council to have in place a five-year land supply.

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16/11/2017  Plaid councillors demand swift action over ‘eyesore’ store
Plaid councillors demand swift action over ‘eyesore’ store

Plaid Cymru councillors are demanding action over an “eyesore” building that is blighting the top end of Caerphilly’s main shopping street.

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14/11/2017  Plaid leader welcomes moves to ease roundabout congestion but calls for measures after Christmas
Plaid leader welcomes moves to ease roundabout congestion but calls for measures after Christmas

Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group, has welcomed Caerphilly council’s decision open an extra lane on the Pwllypant roundabout in the run up to Christmas.

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10/11/2017  Plaid councillor’s appeal to Future Generations Commissioner to stop Caerphilly development free for all
Plaid councillor’s appeal to Future Generations Commissioner to stop Caerphilly development free for all

Plaid Cymru councillor Steve Skivens has urged Future Generations Commissioner to step in to prevent Caerphilly being overwhelmed by development.

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01/11/2017  Plaid leader comments on financial settlement deal with 2 senior officers
Plaid leader comments on financial settlement deal with 2 senior officers

Statement by Plaid Cymru group leader Colin Mann following the special council meeting on senior officers’ pay settlement costing almost £300,000.

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27/10/2017  Plaid leader calls for rethink on working times in wake of Pwllypant roundabout chaos
Plaid leader calls for rethink on working times in wake of Pwllypant roundabout chaos

Plaid Cymru has called for Caerphilly council to urgently look at the times contractors are allowed to work on a road scheme which has caused traffic chaos since it started.

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20/10/2017  Concern raised over closure of Pontllanfraith leisure centre as attendances rise
Concern raised over closure of Pontllanfraith leisure centre as attendances rise

Plans by Labour-run Caerphilly council to shut Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre have come under fire from Plaid Cymru after it was revealed more people are using it.

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06/10/2017  Decision to sell off Islwyn headquarters land to developers slammed by Plaid Cymru
Decision to sell off Islwyn headquarters land to developers slammed by Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru politicians have attacked plans by Labour-run Caerphilly council to sell off land for executive homes rather than building social housing for needy people themselves.

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05/10/2017  Value of well-being plan for Caerphilly questioned by Plaid Cymru over threat to open spaces
Value of well-being plan for Caerphilly questioned by Plaid Cymru over threat to open spaces

Plaid Cymru has questioned the value of a well-being plan whose aims include preserving the outdoors and countryside for Caerphilly people to enjoy while at the same time green fields face concreting.

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18/09/2017   Plaid Cymru fears over traffic dangers to Caerphilly school pupils
 Plaid Cymru fears over traffic dangers to Caerphilly school pupils

Fears have been expressed by Plaid Cymru councillors over the danger to pupils because of serious traffic congestion outside Plas-y-Felin Primary School in Caerphilly.

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30/08/2017  Plaid councillors urge no more delays in plans for Llanbradach health centre
Plaid councillors urge no more delays in plans for Llanbradach health centre

Plaid Cymru councillors say there must be no more delays in building a long-awaited health centre in Llanbradach.

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29/08/2017  Pay-outs to staff leaving Labour-run Caerphilly council cost almost £2.5m in past year, say Plaid Cymru
Pay-outs to staff leaving Labour-run Caerphilly council cost almost £2.5m in past year, say Plaid Cymru

Pay-outs to staff leaving Labour-run Caerphilly council rocketed by more than 40% in the past 12 months, it has been revealed.

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23/08/2017  Elderly struggle because of lack of direct bus service to Royal Gwent from Caerphilly, says Plaid councillor
Elderly struggle because of lack of direct bus service to Royal Gwent from Caerphilly, says Plaid councillor

Caerphilly Plaid Cymru councillor Steve Skivens has called for the provision of a direct bus service between Caerphilly and the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

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18/08/2017  Caerphilly turned into concrete belt as the northern towns are left to rot, declares Plaid AM
Caerphilly turned into concrete belt as the northern towns are left to rot, declares Plaid AM

Housing developers are turning the south of Caerphilly into a concrete commuter belt for Cardiff while towns in the northern borough are being left to rot, says Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis.

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09/08/2017  Bedroom tax costs Caerphilly council tenants almost £2.61m in last 2 years, Plaid Cymru reveal
Bedroom tax costs Caerphilly council tenants almost £2.61m in last 2 years, Plaid Cymru reveal

The continuing appalling impact of the bedroom tax for council tenants in Caerphilly county borough has been revealed by Plaid Cymru.

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04/08/2017  Former youth champion Mike Prew praised for his work by all parties
Former youth champion Mike Prew praised for his work by all parties

Former Plaid Cymru councillor Mike Prew has been praised for his work as Caerphilly’s  Youth Champion.

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28/07/2017  Plaid leader hits out over two council meetings in less than ONE WEEK
Plaid leader hits out over two council meetings in less than ONE WEEK

  Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, has questioned Labour rulers’ decision to hold two council meetings in less than a week.

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17/07/2017   Assembly Members urged to step in over threat to Common
 Assembly Members urged to step in over threat to Common

   Seven Caerphilly Plaid Cymru councillors have met the Commoners and Brinkers Association of Eglwysilan to discuss worries over the future of the land.

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