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Exploring Abergavenny – a personal view

 In 2011, well into retirement, I heard that the Abergavenny Civic Society was being revitalised by community-minded volunteers like Sue and Tony Konieczny and Alan Michie, and I felt that I might help.  It was apparent that we newcomers did

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Grand design?

‘There is no reason why a simple, secure building has to be so ignorant either of its context or its impact on its surroundings.’

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Posted in design, magazine, planning

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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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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Posted in conservation, heritage, information, magazine

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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‘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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Posted in heritage, magazine, planning, uncategorized

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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Posted in heritage, magazine, planning

The vision of Nick Roe

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

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Posted in magazine, photography

Save Llandaff meadow!

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

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Posted in community, conservation, magazine, network, news