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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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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 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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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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Planning law in Wales to be reviewed by The Law Commission

The Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the government, has announced a review of Welsh planning law. Planning law in England and Wales is complicated and difficult to understand. It is still rooted in 1940s legislation and has developed

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Blue plaques & plaque trails: Usk 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 Usk Civic Society has put up a number of blue plaques and created a plaque trail

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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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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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