£100m bus station agreed
CARDIFF The final proposals for Cardiff’s new £100 million bus station have been approved by councillors. Cardiff Council’s planning committee met on Wednesday and voted to approve the proposals for the the transport interchange in the city centre’s Central Square. The plans include a 14-bay bus interchange within a concourse area of more than 10,000sq ft, 305 flats in a 22-storey tower block in Wood Street and another nine-storey building fronting Marland Street, a six-storey office block, a 249-space private car park and seven ground floor retail units. Five stands in the bus interchange could potentially handle coach operators, but the council wants to locate longdistance coaches away from the new bus station to the south of the railway station, councillors were told. The council hopes the bus station will be operational in 2021.