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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 Advertisements

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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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Save Llandaff meadow!

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

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Et in arcadia ego

Originally published in About Wales, an affectionate look at arcades, mainly, but not exclusively, in South Wales.

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Victorian Society urges Coal Exchange inquiry

The Victorian Society is urging supporters to sign a petition to government to forestall Cardiff Council’s plans for the Coal Exchange and set up a public inquiry into the current situation.

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Nairn’s vision

Ian Nairn died in 1983, but for twenty years he was a blunt critic of the tawdriness of post-war development in British towns and cities. He criticised the emergence of ‘subtopia’ — the blurring of town and country, and the way towns were coming to seem drearily alike.

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Historic Coal Exchange under threat?

Allegations have been made this week in Private Eye  that the core of Cardiff’s historic Coal Exchange could be demolished without listed building consent being sought. The grade II* listed Cardiff Coal Exchange sits in Mount Stuart Square, and is

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