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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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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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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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Welsh Government consultations

1 Statutory Guidance – Access to Information on Community and Town Councils 2 Consultation on Draft TAN 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies 3 General principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill (National Assembly for Wales)   1 Statutory Guidance

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