The Civic Trust’s work on characterisation continues, and as part of this we’re trying to move characterisation away from being the sole domain of conservation professionals (and the Heritage Bill). We believe that characterisation is equally relevant to planners, architects and developers, and therefore also has a valid part to play in the place plans proposed in the ‘Positive Planning’ document that accompanies the Wales Planning Bill. To help spread the word about characterisation an article by Anna Lermon has recently been published in the RTPI Cymru’s Spring 2014 Newsletter Cynllunio :Characterisation: exploring place with community groups.
Thanks to RTPI Cymru. For future and past editions of Cynllunio click here.
To learn more about characterisation see https://civictrustwales.wordpress.com/character-and-place/ . Cardiff University School of Planning and Geography are also hosting an event on March 25th called ‘Characterisation, Conservation and Urban Design in Wales’ which Judith Alfrey from Cadw and Matthew Griffiths, Director of the Civic Trust for Wales will be speaking. To book for this free event please click here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/cplan/events/rtpi