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Caernarfonshire Branch Summer events list published

Caernarfonshire Branch CPRW : Summer Events This year our themes are Community Enterprises (notably drink) and wild plant communities. Saturday May 18th Moel y Ci Farm, near Bangor  (400m off B4366 on Tregarth road) Moel y Ci has gone through some difficulties since our last visit but has now re-established itself as a Community Interest Company.  We plan a visit for lunch in their restored barn up by the farmhouse. We will then have a talk about the new developments, both the…

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CPRW welcomes NRW’s guidance on LSCA

March 2019 National Resources Wales’ draft guidance on Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Assessment (LSCA) for wind and solar developments is stymied by the flawed context set by the Welsh Government CPRW welcomes NRW’s guidance on LSCA because the landscapes of Wales are its prime concern and form a key ingredient in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015. The Welsh Government’s Planning Policy Wales Edition 10 (PPW10) of December 2018 contains an explicit approach…

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Urgent appeal launched

You could be the last defence of the Welsh landscape. Will you help take perhaps our most important battle yet to the High Court? In CPRW’s 90th year we have so much to celebrate. But we can’t rest now. Not when we have the chance to stop a sinister decision that could change our countryside forever. The people of Powys were overjoyed when Hendy Wind Farm was refused planning permission. CPRW battled heroically against this out-of-place wind farm, which would…

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Hendy Wind Farm Decision 18-11-18 Update

Calling all members and supporters. Please email Kirsty Williams A.M. and other mid-Wales AMs asking them to support the amendment calling for reconsideration of the Hendy windfarm decision. There's no time to lose - this will discussed at the plenary session on Tues 20th Nov 2018. Ask them to vote for the amendment in the Senedd on Tuesday - their votes are key in this matter.   Send emails to Kirsty Williams  (Brecon and Radnor…

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The Soil Beneath our Feet - Branch host symposium

The Brecon & Radnor Branch will be holding an open symposium on Saturday 3rd November 2018.  Further details can be found below: Down to Earth symposium flyer

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Bro Machno crowned Conwy Village of the year 2018

Bro Machno, the Conwy valley community of Penmachno and Cwm Penmachno, was announced as the winning Conwy Village 2018 during an awards event on Thursday 11 October at The Eagles in Llanwrst. Dolgarrog, Eglwysbach, Llangernyw and Ysbyty Ifan were all highly commended.  Dei Tomos, CPRW Vice President, journalist and broadcaster presenting the Award, said “Congratulations Bro Machno. You impressed the judges with the positive way you have responded to the challenges facing so many of…

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The Welsh Government’s proposed National Development Framework (NDF) aims high –but is muddled and incomplete

October 2018 The Welsh Government’s proposed National Development Framework (NDF) aims high –but is muddled and incomplete, says CPRW In July 2018 CPRW responded to the Welsh Government’s Consultation on its proposed National Development Framework with a degree of frustration. It supported the NDF’s laudable ambition to set a comprehensive land use context and an integrated decision-making process. It also supported the 12 NDF Objectives in principle, but with major…

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Join us in celebrating our 90th anniversary at St Fagans Oct 13th 2018

We're celebrating our 90th anniversary, this year, and we'd like you to help us celebrate it in style! We'll be having a lovely buffet lunch at 1pm, followed by a range of speakers at 2pm. If you arrive early enough, you'll also have time to explore the fascinating and interesting St Fagans. Tickets to this exclusive event are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Tickets: £12.50 for members, £15 for non-members. Tickets available from CPRW Head Office:  Head Office…

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CBA and CPRW Wales Conference 2018 Aug 31st - Sept 2nd

The Council for British Archaeology will be holding its first annual conference on the archaeology of Wales, together with CPRW. Suitable for anyone interested in archaeology – no need to be a CBA member!   The event will be held on Aug 31st - Sept 2nd 2018 at: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter SA48 7ED   Leading British archaeologists will give presentations, information on current projects, lead workshops, visits to Welsh sites, and lots more. For…

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Jules at the Royal Welsh Show 2018

Not only are we celebrating our 90th anniversary, this year, but also our return to the Royal Welsh Show, after an absence of 12 years! A busy and successful four days culminated in the cutting of our 'birthday' cake by Jules Hudson, best known for his appearances on Countryfile and Escape to the Country, and our Operations Manager, Carys. Speaking at the event, Jules said, "They probably never thought, 90 years ago, that this day would come and that it [CPRW] would still be going; maybe…

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CPRW turns 90!

CPRW turns 90! To celebrate our 90th Anniversary CPRW will be holding an exciting exhibition in Gwynedd at Plas Brondanw. Plas Brondanw is the family home of architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, creator of the Italianate village Portmeirion. The exhibition will run from 1st - 22nd July 2018 and will feature portraits of our members and the key figures of our movement over the years as well as paintings, photographs and collages of the wonderful Welsh countryside submitted by our…

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Brecon & Radnor Garden Party

CPRW - SUCCESS at 90 The Brecon and Radnor branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales enjoyed a perfect spring day for their special celebration Garden Party at Broadheath House outside Presteigne, to mark the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the charity in 1928. As the sun shone, more than 120 guests experienced the quiet ambience of the Italianate garden designed by the iconic Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis, who also chaired the organisation in its early days.…

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Our campaign halts destruction of Powys uplands by more windfarms - but solar still threatens

Key parts of upland Powys are already designated under Welsh Government policy as Strategic Search Areas for wind power. In 2016, the County Council launched its Local Development Plan (LDP) defining two additional extensive sets of upland Local Search Areas (LSAs) in which large wind turbine farms and extensive solar panels arrays would each be given policy support.  The plan could have turned 40% of Powys into a sea of whirling blades and glistening solar panels. It was clear that this…

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Anglesey residents shocked by controversial solar farm decision

On Wednesday 6th December 2017 residents in Anglesey were shocked to discover that plans for a 220 acre (90ha) solar farm near Llanbadrig had been approved by the Council. This came after the same committee voted unanimously against it just a month before. The solar farm - which will be Wales’ biggest - was approved by four councillors, with one voting against and the rest abstaining. For many years CPRW and campaign group Anglesey Against Wind Farms have been fighting to protect the…

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What’s happening in your area?

With 13 CPRW branches across Wales, there’s bound to be something exciting in your area to get involved with. Our branches organise local events, campaign against insensitive planning and fundraise for our wider work. Join your closest branch to support your local community and defend your unique landscapes.

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