Historic Battlefields

A Battlefield Register for Wales (England already has one) has long been promised and this consultation sets out proposals.  The CLA response questions the justification for yet another heritage designation - the consultation document provides little evidence that it is necessary.  The actual proposals seem broadly sensible and proportionate, but we stress the need for prior consultation of affected owners, and for clear policies stressing that registration does not prevent change and that the heritage significance of a battlefield would be simply one of a number of material considerations to be taken into account in planning decisions.  We also reiterate the need for a clear 'Constructive Conservation' policy in Wales.

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