Category Archives: AONB campaign

CMS responds to WG on Sustainable Resource Management

The Society has responded to the Welsh Government consultation: Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources CMS responded to chapters 3 (Designated Landscapes) and 4 (Access to Outdoors). Click here to read the consultation document (Ch. 3 pp. 28-34; … Continue reading

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Assembly Debate on Review of Protected Landscapes

On Tuesday the 28th March the Welsh Assembly will hold a plenary debate on the Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, published in 2015. It is expected that the debate will draw on the unpublished draft … Continue reading

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CMS responds to Powys LDP changes

In autumn 2016, Powys County Council published “further focussed changes” to its draft Local Development Plan and held a consultation on them. The Society submitted a response relating to a number of changes which could adversely affect the Cambrian Mountains. … Continue reading

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Future Landscapes: (no) News

Following the publication on 29th October 2015 of the Marsden Report on Designated Landscapes in Wales, a Future Landscapes Working Group, led by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, was created to consider the recommendations. Lord Elis-Thomas recently provided the Welsh Government … Continue reading

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Bang the AONB drum!

The Designated Landscapes Report, commissioned by Welsh Government and delivered in October, supported AONBs and National Parks as designations fit for the future protection and enhancement of the most important landscapes in Wales. The Cambrian Mountains landscape is undeniably special. … Continue reading

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Kate Ashbrook renews call for AONB

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook, who recently spoke after the Cambrian Mountains Society’s AGM, has called on CMS to press the Welsh Assembly’s countryside agency, now Natural Resources Wales, to look once more at the case for AONB designation for the Cambrian … Continue reading

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Designated Landscapes Report published

An independent review of Designated Landscapes (e.g. National Parks and AONBs) in Wales was commissioned by the Welsh Government in 2014. It was chaired by Professor Terry Marsden, and its report was published yesterday (29th October 2015). The report makes … Continue reading

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Wales Designated Landscapes Review Part 2

The Cambrian Mountains Society has submitted its views to Part 2 of the Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales, commissioned in September by the Welsh Government, and chaired by Professor Terry Marsden of Cardiff University. Part 1 of the review considered … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Wales annual scrutiny

The Environment and Sustainability Committee of the National Assembly of Wales carries out an annual scrutiny of NRW, helped by comments from interested parties, such as the Cambrian Mountains Society, whose response to the current review can be read by … Continue reading

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Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales

The Cambrian Mountains Society has submitted its views to the Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales, commissioned in September by the Welsh Government, and chaired by Professor Terry Marsden of Cardiff University. Click here for information about the review Click here … Continue reading

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