Briefing Note: Heritage reform in Wales including the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the ongoing Heritage Protection Review, and the implications of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 for members.  The Review has substantially improved heritage planning policy and guidance, after much CLA lobbying, but it has not attempted to solve the biggest problem, the lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.

GN08-17 Planning and Control of Advertisements - England and Wales

The display of advertisements is subject to a separate consent process within the Planning law.  This consent process is principally set out in the Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (the 2007 Regulations) which came into force on 6 April 2007.  The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide outline advice only on advertisement control.

The adaptation and maintenance of farm buildings

As CLA members are well aware, agriculture and regulatory change has made almost all traditional farm buildings redundant, but it is very difficult to get planning permission to convert them sympathetically to new ones.  This is leaving hundreds of thousands of buildings unused and in decay.  The CLA response to this consultation generally welcomes this new draft Historic England advice, which understands the problem, points out that in most cases buildings if not adapted to new uses will be lost from the landscape, and provides good advice on adaptation and maintenance.


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