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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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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Changes to guidance on sustainable buildings

Today a number of changes were made to Welsh Government planning policy as a result of the amendments to Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power) coming into force today. These changes extend the energy efficiency

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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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Wales Coast Path: Sully to Penarth

Lindsay Cuddy explores the Wales Coast Path between Sully and Penarth

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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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Exploring Abergavenny with the Newtown Civic Society

On Saturday July 12th Newtown Civic Society visiting Abergavenny and met some of Explore Abergavenny (characterisation) group of the Abergavenny Civic Society. The group were welcomed to Abergavenny by Abergavenny’s Town Mayor Councillor Martin Hickman and his wife Mrs Alison

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