Yearly Archives: 2014

Seasonal Greetings from The Civic Trust for Wales

The Civic Trust for Wales’s office will be shut from Saturday December 20th 2014, and will reopen again on Monday January 5th 2015.   

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Welsh Government Planning Consultations. The Civic Trust’s thoughts.

  The new Planning (Wales) Bill was introduced on the 6th October 2014. A briefing on Bill was published by the National Assembly outlining the key points of the Bill. NAW summary of Planning Bill Following the introduction of the Bill the

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Working with schools

In addition to the Case Studies from the civic society network, the Civic Trust will be producing guidance and information on a range of topics to assist the society network in their work. The first in our new series has

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Wales Planning Award 2014: CTW ‘Commended’ for ‘Exploring your Town’

      (Anna Lermon from Civic Trust third from left) The Civic Trust for Wales’s ‘Exploring your town’ manual and toolkit was a finalist in this years RTPI Cymru ‘Wales Planning Award‘. At the Awards ceremony on Friday, the

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The past successes of Conwy Civic Society, and the future

by Dr Michael Senior, Honary Secretary of the Conwy Civic Society for 42 years. (Images taken by Nick Roe) The Conwy Civic Society was founded in 1966, making it one of the earliest Civic Societies in Wales. Some three or

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Nonconformist heritage of Wales from Addolai Cymru & RCAHMW

The Civic Trust for Wales were present at the launch of a new digital resource ‘show-casing’ the Nonconformist heritage of Wales that took place in the former Pembroke Terrace Welsh Presbyterian Chapel, in Cardiff – one of the buildings featured

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We have moved!

  As of today you’ll find us at: 1/07 Creative Quarter Morgan Arcade Cardiff CF10 1AF We really hope civic society members will come and visit us for a cup of tea if they’re ever in Cardiff. We’d love to

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NAW Environment and Sustainability Committee: Planning (Wales) Bill

The Planning (Wales) Bill has been introduced (see our brief update here). The National Assembly for Wales Environment and Sustainility Committee has launched a consultation on the general principles of the Bill, which will close on 7 November. For more

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WG review of policy on town centre retail

In May 2014 the Welsh Government published research into ‘Town Centres and Retail Dynamics – Towards a Revised Retail Planning Policy for Wales‘. One of the findings was the need for improved clarity in retail planning guidance. On October 14th,

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‘Make no little plans’: planning in Wales 1945-1996

The next installment of the history of planning in Wales is by Neil Harris who discusses the post-1947 period up to the start of devolution of planning to Wales. This article was, written for, and first published in the Royal

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