Conservation in Wales / Cadwraeth yng Nghymru
As in England, the remit of CBA Cymru – CBA Wales allows us to comment on planning applications which seek to demolish or otherwise alter listed buildings.
In Wales there are twenty-two Local Planning Authorities and three National Parks, which have Planning Authority status; between them they look after over 29,850 listed buildings. The scale of responsibility ranges from Powys in mid-Wales which administers 5,470 listed buildings down to Blaenau Gwent in the eastern valleys of south Wales which looks after just 53. The buildings themselves vary from 18th century vernacular farmhouses through to 19th century industrial structures.
The local authorities invite our comments on around 300 Listed Building Consent applications each year. Many of these applications require a site visit in order for us to make an appropriate response, and voluntary historic building correspondents carry out much of this work.
Should you be interested in becoming an historic buildings correspondent, please send a message to ‘Cadwraeth’ via our email contact form.
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