The Society’s Work

The Society campaigns on a number of issues affecting the Cambrian Mountains, and also makes its views known by responding to consultations on matters affecting the area.

Consultation Responses (most recent first)

Welsh Government – 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; Ch. 4 pp. 35-46)
Click here to read the Society’s response

Powys County Council – Further Focussed Changes to the Deposit Draft Local Development Plan
Click here to read consultation documents (scroll down and click “2016 – Schedule of Further Focussed Changes to the Deposit Draft LDP”)
Click here to read the Society’s response

Welsh Government – Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation
Click here to read the consultation document
Click here to read the Society’s response

Welsh Government – Developments of National Significance (DNS)
Consultation on proposals to establish a new system for WG to process “DNS” – a new category of planning application. If implemented, the system would take away from Local Authorities planning control for certain developments not big enough to be fast-tracked through UK government as a “major infrastructure project”.
Click here to read the consultation document
Click here to read the Society’s response

Powys Local Development Plan
Powys County Council consultation on its LDP 2011-2026
Click here for information on the 2015 revised Deposit Draft of the Plan
Click here to read the Society’s response.
Click here to read CPRW document cited in Society’s response (foot of p. 6)

Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales
Commissioned by the Welsh Government, and chaired by Professor Terry Marsden
Part 1 of the review considered the purposes of Designated Landscapes, and the merits of bringing all of these under a single type of designation.
Part 2 covers Governance of our Designated Landscapes
Click here for information about the review
Click here to read the Society’s response (Nov 2014) to Part 1
Click here to read the Society’s response (May 2015) to Part 2

Ceredigion Local Development Plan
Consultation on Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance on Renewable Energy
Click here to read the draft SPG
Click here to read the Society’s response

Powys Local Development Plan
Powys County Council consultation on its LDP 2011-2026
Click here to read the July 2014 Deposit Draft of the Plan
Click here to read the Society’s response.

Common Agricultural Policy Reform
Welsh Government Consultation on its Cross Compliance Proposals for 2015
Click here to read the Consultation Document
Click here to read the Society’s response

Welsh Government Consultation on Proposals for the Glastir scheme, part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020 – click here to read
Click here to read the Society’s response

Ceredigion County Council draft Special Planning Guidance (SPG)
Consultation on draft SPG for Special Landscape Areas – click here to read
Click here to read the Society’s response

Towards the Sustainable Management of Wales’ Natural Resources
Consultation on proposals for an Environment Bill
Welsh Government White Paper Number: WG19631 – click here to read
Click here to read the Society’s response

Taking the Long View
A Welsh Government Policy Statement on Protected Landscapes in Wales
Consultation Document number: WG18798 – click here to read
Click here to read the Society’s response