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Report of the NAW Environment & Sustainability Committee on the Planning (Wales) Bill

The report on the Planning (Wales) Bill by the National Assembly for Wales’s Environment and Sustainability Committee has  been published. The Committee recommends the Assembly supports the general principles of the Bill and makes 41 recommendations to the Minister. These include:  

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Successful meeting to revive Conwy Civic Society

Conwy Town Council hosted a meeting on Wednesday evening in the beautiful surroundings of Conwy Guildhall to revive Conwy Civic Society. A society with a long and successful history but one now in need of a helping hand. The response was very

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Public meeting to revive Conwy Civic Society

A public meeting is being held on Wednesday January 28th to revive Conwy Civic Society. The society began in 1966 and was founded to defend the built environment of Conwy, Llandudno Junction and Deganwy.  After many years  the society has ceased

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Get your responses on the Planning Consultations into Welsh Government asap!

There are only 5 more days for you to respond to the various Welsh Government Planning Division Consultation Papers on design, the pre-application process, planning committees, delegation and the proposed Joint Planning Boards, as well as changes to the involvement

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Book Review: Homes for Welsh Workers by Stephen Kay

Review essay by Matthew Griffiths Stephen Kay, Homes for Welsh workers: from Robert Owen to the Garden City movement, with a gazetteer of planned communities in Wales, 1800 to 1939. Foreword by Jan Morris. 325 Press, Abergavenny. Paperback 2014: £10

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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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