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Nonconformist heritage of Wales from Addolai Cymru & RCAHMW

The Civic Trust for Wales were present at the launch of a new digital resource ‘show-casing’ the Nonconformist heritage of Wales that took place in the former Pembroke Terrace Welsh Presbyterian Chapel, in Cardiff – one of the buildings featured

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We have moved!

  As of today you’ll find us at: 1/07 Creative Quarter Morgan Arcade Cardiff CF10 1AF We really hope civic society members will come and visit us for a cup of tea if they’re ever in Cardiff. We’d love to

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NAW Environment and Sustainability Committee: Planning (Wales) Bill

The Planning (Wales) Bill has been introduced (see our brief update here). The National Assembly for Wales Environment and Sustainility Committee has launched a consultation on the general principles of the Bill, which will close on 7 November. For more

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WG review of policy on town centre retail

In May 2014 the Welsh Government published research into ‘Town Centres and Retail Dynamics – Towards a Revised Retail Planning Policy for Wales‘. One of the findings was the need for improved clarity in retail planning guidance. On October 14th,

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‘Make no little plans’: planning in Wales 1945-1996

The next installment of the history of planning in Wales is by Neil Harris who discusses the post-1947 period up to the start of devolution of planning to Wales. This article was, written for, and first published in the Royal

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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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