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NAW factsheet: Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups

The National Assembly for Wales has published a useful fact sheet on ‘Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups’. It contains a range of information including information on funding sources: Community buildings places of worship and faith groups Advertisements

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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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