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Reforming Local Government White Paper

On February 3rd Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Government Public Services Minister, published the ‘Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People‘. The white paper sets out proposals for reform in the following fields: local

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International Women’s Day 2015 – How women are leading planning delivery

Tuesday 10 March, Norwegian Church, Cardiff The 2015 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Making it Happen’ and RTPI Cymru and the Design Commission for Wales will be marking this by discussing at an event in Cardiff Bay how women

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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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‘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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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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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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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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