Yearly Archives: 2014

WG planning consultations

A number of new planning consultations have been published by the Welsh Government. * Consultation on Design in the Planning Process – Closes 16 January 2015 * Frontloading the development management system – Closes 16 January 2015 * Planning committees,

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Wales Planning Bill published

Yesterday the Welsh Government published the Planning (Wales) Bill. According to the Welsh Government the Bill will: “enable communities across Wales to benefit from a streamlined system which will support the delivery of the homes, jobs and infrastructure that Wales

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Town and village greens: The story of Llandaff Meadow

A guest article by Geoff Barton Greenwood FRICS (Chairman) and Kay S. Powell MRTPI (Planning and Conservation Advisor), Llandaff Society Llandaff Meadow, lying between Llandaff Cathedral and the River Taff, has been used by many local people for informal recreation

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Save the Coal Exchange: A public meeting to discuss practical solutions

An invitation from Cardiff Civic Society and Stephen Doughty MP

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Celebrating 50 years of the Civic Trust for Wales

This article was first published in the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru’s Autumn 2014 edition of Cynllunio  This December the Civic Trust for Wales will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The raison d’etre of the Trust is to promote civic pride

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Planning law in Wales to be reviewed by The Law Commission

The Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the government, has announced a review of Welsh planning law. Planning law in England and Wales is complicated and difficult to understand. It is still rooted in 1940s legislation and has developed

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Blue plaques & plaque trails: Usk Civic Society

Go to our Network case study page for a new case study in our series on civic societies. In the latest entry we look at how Usk Civic Society has put up a number of blue plaques and created a plaque trail

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For ‘Planning’ Read Housing – Town (and country) planning in Wales between 1909 and 1947

Clive James, in the second article from the RTPI Cymru’s Centenary History of Wales series, discusses the pre-1947 position of planning in Wales. This article was,written for, and first published in the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru’s newsletter Cynllunio in Spring 2014.  

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Why Wales is Different … when it comes to planning

Roger Tanner introduces a project about the history of planning in Wales *. This article was,written for, and first published in the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru’s newsletter Cynllunio in Winter 2013. Introduction A new Wales Planning Bill is on

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Changes to guidance on sustainable buildings

Today a number of changes were made to Welsh Government planning policy as a result of the amendments to Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power) coming into force today. These changes extend the energy efficiency

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