Yearly Archives: 2014

Our Director, Dr Matthew Griffiths, retires after 25 years.

A couple of months ago Dr Matthew Griffiths retired as Director of the Civic Trust for Wales. Matthew will still be involved with the Trust and we are grateful that we will be able to call on his considerable knowledge

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Welsh Government consultations

1 Statutory Guidance – Access to Information on Community and Town Councils 2 Consultation on Draft TAN 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies 3 General principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill (National Assembly for Wales)   1 Statutory Guidance

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Wales Coast Path: Sully to Penarth

Lindsay Cuddy explores the Wales Coast Path between Sully and Penarth

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Engaging with planning policy: Cardiff 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 Cardiff Civic Society engages with the local and national planning policy process.

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Exploring Abergavenny with the Newtown Civic Society

On Saturday July 12th Newtown Civic Society visiting Abergavenny and met some of Explore Abergavenny (characterisation) group of the Abergavenny Civic Society. The group were welcomed to Abergavenny by Abergavenny’s Town Mayor Councillor Martin Hickman and his wife Mrs Alison

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Good Design and the Local Development Plan Process

The Design Commission for Wales has updated their publication ‘Good Design and the Local Development Plan Process’. This useful guide complements the Welsh Government’s LDP Manual, 2006 which sets out official guidance. This guidance will help you understand what a

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Urgent works to listed buildings & the Heritage Bill

Guest post by IHBC Wales Chair, Nathan Blanchard: As we know one of the major barriers to local authorities deploying urgent works notice powers is the issue of recovering their monies post works (especially in these more straightened times) and

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Development not requiring planning permission

The National Assembly for Wales Research Unit has produced a short and useful guide to the main types of development which do not require planning permission. Download the document WG_summary of devts not requiring pp_July14 or go to the webpage

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The Heritage Bill — Update on progress

In June John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, released a written statement providing an update on the progress of the Heritage Bill. Following the consultations a number of changes are being introduced. The Bill is also to be accompanied

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Open Doors 2014

We have received a number of queries from people asking about Open Doors events this year. The Civic Trust for Wales no longer coordinate Open Doors, Cadw are now the organisers of Open Doors. Please refer to their website for

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