Historic Environment Policy
The historic environment is central to Wales’s heritage and traditions and its character contributes to our sense of place and cultural identity. It enhances quality of life and adds to regional and local distinctiveness. It is an important economic and social asset. This section deals with policies, strategies and practical actions to ensure that the historic environment is appreciated, protected and made accessible, as well as ways of positively managing change.
The strategy sets out the role of the historic environment in delivering tangible social, economic and environmental benefits for Welsh communities and will lay the foundations for the Heritage Bill which is due to be introduced in 2014.
Cadw's venues include places where the arts, craft skills and their products were a part of the very fabric of the site, or were woven into the lives lived there. We aim to reconnect with many of the intrinsic qualities and stories of our sites, ones that are embedded in their heritage so they can be revealed for our visitors.Find out more »
This section outlines the principal policies that guide Cadw’s work, including Planning Policy Wales and the associated Technical Notes, Wales Spatial Plan, Welsh Office circulars and local development plans.Find out more »
In July 2011, the First Minister announced the Welsh Government’s Legislative Programme, which includes provision to introduce a Heritage Bill in 2014-15.Find out more »