Good national heritage planning policy is important, making sympathetic change easier, and harmful change more difficult. With other stakeholders the CLA has secured a complete review of Welsh policy, beginning with drafts of a new heritage chapter in Planning Policy Wales, and a new TAN. While these improve on previous policy, both still represent an old approach not in keeping with modern international conservation good practice, and the CLA response is very critical of the detail. The proposed underlying guidance drafted by Cadw (see simultaneous consultation) is much better.
Wales: Proposed Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment (October 2016)