Category Archives: CMS at work

CMS responds to WG consultation on extending permitted development rights to micro-hydro schemes

The Welsh Government has been consulting on consolidating planning regulations, under the full title “Consolidation of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995”. One of the proposals is … Continue reading

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CMS responds to Welsh Affairs Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into Renewable Energy

The Society has responded to the UK Parliament Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry into Renewable Energy in Wales: Click here for inquiry background,  scope, etc. Click here to read the Society’s response

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Privacy Policy

The Society has published a new Privacy Policy, taking account of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Click here to read

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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 It is expected that the debate will draw on the unpublished draft … Continue reading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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2016 AGM

The hospitality and excellent catering of the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells were once more extended by its owners – also longstanding CMS members – for the society’s Annual General Meeting on 29th October. Chairman Roger Earis reported on another … 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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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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CMS says protection needed for historic sites

The Society has written to the Welsh Government asking it to support the designation as Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) of two important lead mine sites, Esgair Fraith and Esgair Hir, in the Cambrian Mountains east of Tal y Bont. The … Continue reading

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