Category Archives: CMS at work

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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CMS responds to WG access consultation

The Welsh Government has recently been consulting on whether and how it might improve opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation, at the same time as finding “ways to reduce the costs and burdens associated with administering public paths … Continue reading

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“DNS” proposals – CMS responds

The Welsh Government has been consulting on proposals to establish a new system which will allow it to process “Developments of National Significance (DNS)” – a new category of planning application. If implemented, the system would take away from Local … Continue reading

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National Trust lecture: report & pix

Justin Albert, National Trust Director for Wales, spoke last week at a well-attended event, organised by the Cambrian Mountains Society, in the Drwm theatre at the National Library in Aberystwyth.  Mr. Albert’s well-illustrated talk encompassed the extent of the Trust’s … 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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Society showcases the Cambrian Mountains

On 16th and 17th May trustees of the Cambrian Mountains Society manned a stand at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival in the showground at Llanelwedd. There was a very encouraging interest shown by members of the public and we had many conversations … Continue reading

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