Yearly Archives: 2014

Practice guidance on planning and the Welsh language

The Welsh Government have published guidance for planning authorities on how Welsh language considerations can be incorporated into the preparation and review of Local Development Plans. The guidance is intended to support Technical Advice Note 20: Planning and the Welsh

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Planning for Sustainable Building

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration has announced amendments to the national Planning for Sustainable Buildings policy contained in Planning Policy Wales (PPW) and the cancellation of Technical Advice Note (TAN) 22. For more information on the changes please refer

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Save Llandaff Meadow

In April we wrote about the Llandaff Society and the wider community’s campaign to Save Llandaff Meadows. Llandaff Meadows lies between Llandaff Cathedral and the river. Cardiff Metropolitan University is seeking to drain and level it for a football pitch.

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Next Cadw CEO appointed

Last Thursday the Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths, announced the next head of Cadw to be Kate Clark. She will take over from Marilyn Lewis who retires this summer. “Through Cadw, the Welsh Government has a dynamic vision

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The vision of Nick Roe

The first of an occasional series showcasing the photography of Nick Roe.

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Wrexham awards scheme

Go to our network page for a new case study in our series on civic societies. In the latest entry we look at the Wrexham society’s successful award scheme.

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Save Llandaff meadow!

The Llandaff Society is campaigning to protect a wild meadow from development by Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Characterisation, community engagement and place-making

This is the revised text of a presentation given to an RTPI Urban Design and Conservation regional seminar hosted by Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography Innovation and Engagement unit on 25 March 2014. It followed a talk by Judith Alfrey, head of conservation and policy at Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government.

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Changes to Permitted Development rights (for non-residential uses)

The Welsh Government have amended the General Permitted Development Order  to provide more flexible Permitted Development Rights for industrial and warehouse premises, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals. The amendments also provide new Permitted Development Rights for offices, shops and financial or professional services. The changes will come into force on April

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Plas Llanelly House

The Grade I listed Llanelly House, described in The Buildings of Wales as ‘an extraordinary house’, sits in the centre of modern Llanelli town. Today Llanelly House has no gardens, but the town to the south of the House down

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