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Cooke & Arkwright
2017 issue 5

how will the scrapping of the severn bridge tolls affect the property market in wales?

The highest toll charges in the UK, currently levied on both of the Severn crossings into Wales, are to be abolished, according to an announcement made by the UK Government in July. 

The news that both charges are to be completely scrapped by the end of 2018 is considered to be of great consequence ...

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New link road for Cardiff Airport?

Proposals are starting to emerge from the early stages of the £1.2bn City Deal, which covers 10 local authorities in the Cardiff Capital Region. The main focus for expenditure is to develop the electrified Metro System serving Cardiff and the Valleys.

However, additional potential schemes include consideration of a new road to provide a direct link from the M4 to Cardiff Airport, potentially from Junction 34 at Miskin, an assessment which ministers say should be ...

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First-of-its kind regeneration order in Wales

The economic potential of two industrial estates in the heart of the £1.2bn Cardiff and Region City Deal are set to receive a major boost after a Local Development Order was passed (CONFIRM) by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet in July.

This enables approved new or relocating businesses at Treforest Industrial Estate and Parc Nantgarw to construct buildings up to six storeys high without the need for planning permission ...

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Golf clubs bunkering down on business rates

My work as a Chartered Surveyor providing business rate advice is demanding (we have a great variety of clients), but also very rewarding (we have great expertise in reducing business rate bills).

But like most people, I need to be able to switch off and relax, and the thing I enjoy most of all in my free time is playing a round of golf. It’s sociable, healthy and relaxing, and it’s great to be outdoors so much – weather permitting! I’m a member of Bargoed Golf Club and play with a handicap of 2, which I try to maintain by playing at least once a week and going to the driving range every week. Sometimes work combines with play. Cooke & Arkwright advise ...

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Fashion retailer opens Tenby store

Nation-wide fashion retailer M&Co has opened its doors to customers in Tenby. M&Co announced it had agreed a lease with family-run T.P. Hughes to occupy its 10,000 sq ft property fronting on High Street, Upper Frog Street and St Nicholas Lane, which include the extensions into Bank Lane.

The store has created 30 new jobs with five positions being filled by former T.P. Hughes staff.

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Young valuers of the future

Young agricultural valuers of the future converged at Aberystwyth University in July where speakers from Michelmores Law LLP, Owen & Owen, Geraint John Planning, the Valuation Office Agency, Agri Advisor, and from the University itself, presented lectures on subjects ranging from Landlord & Tenant matters, agricultural valuation, and seed and crop identification, to statutory compensation claims, farm agency, and the UK’s complicated and fast-changing standpoint on agricultural policy post-Brexit.

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Cooke & Arkwright win Agency Team of the Year 2017

Cooke & Arkwright have been recognised as the Agency Team of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards 2017, just a few months after being named by Estates Gazette as the Most Active Agent in Wales. The award is recognition of the strength of the firm’s combined retail, office, industrial, development and investment agency teams, and the hardwork of all the team members.

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