Cefn Mawr and District — Understanding Urban Character

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct © Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales

Urban characterisation defines the distinctive historic character of individual towns — what makes each place special.

It looks at how the history of a town is expressed in its plan and topography and its building traditions.

Armed with this knowledge, we can take better planning decisions and regenerate our urban centres so that we keep what makes them distinctive.

The immediate purpose of this study of Cefn Mawr and the surrounding district is to inform planning policy and regeneration initiatives in the area of the World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte now and in the future.

The report also provides a general introduction to the historical development and character of the area as a whole for anyone wanting to get to know Cefn Mawr better.