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.
Strategic Action Plan for Historic Places of Worship in Wales
Places of worship occupy a special place in the historic environment of Wales. This strategic action plan, aims to find ways in which these cherished buildings can retain or renew their value at the heart of Welsh communities, with their significance sustained or enhanced.Find out more
Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016
This significant legislation — the first ever specifically for Wales — is complemented by a suite of policy, advice and best-practice guidance. Together they support the positive management of change in the historic environment.Find out more
Planning and the Historic Environment
This section outlines the principal policies that guide Cadw’s work, including Planning Policy Wales, associated technical advice notes and local development plans, and the use of Conservation Principles for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment in Wales.Find out more