Although Cadw’s offices remain closed, our historic environment casework and advisory teams that administer our designation, consent, consultation and grants functions are continuing to deliver these services while working from home. Our field officers have recommenced some site visits and inspections while carefully applying Welsh Government guidance. If you wish to request a site visit, please contact us and we will discuss arrangements with you.
To ensure our site visits are carried out safely, our staff adhere to our risk assessments and implement all required control measures to comply with the current Welsh Government guidance and restrictions to keep you safe. Our staff have all completed infection control and hygiene training to avoid transmission of coronavirus. We have developed a Code of Practice and ask that you read it in advance of our visit.
Listed buildings and scheduled monuments
We have recommenced our site visits to assess requests for new designations for listed buildings and scheduled monuments.
Historic parks and gardens
We have recommenced consultation with owners and occupiers about the extent of registered historic parks and gardens in preparation for the introduction of a statutory register.
We are able to receive and process applications for scheduled monument consent including undertaking site visits where required. Please complete the form on our website and submit it to email@example.com. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the details and arrangements for processing and decision.
The Welsh Government’s guidance to local planning authorities can be accessed at https://gov.wales/building-planning-coronavirus The advice about site visits, site notices and publicity at https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-04/coronavirus-covid-19-updated-guidance-to-planning-authorities.pdf also applies to applications for listed building and conservation area consent.
We would emphasise, however, that a proper understanding of the building based on a site visit is particularly important when assessing the impact of proposals on the special architectural or historic interest of a listed building. Where site visits still cannot be made, we recommend that local authorities and applicants collaborate to agree extended time frames until normal planning services can be resumed.
We will continue to do our best to provide responses to all the local authorities in Wales, but responses may take longer than normal. Please send planning consultations to firstname.lastname@example.org and listed building consents to email@example.com
Our capital grant programmes for historic buildings and ancient monuments help to maintain historic community buildings, historic monuments and archaeological sites and support community projects to engage with local heritage assets.
Currently our grants team is actively engaged in delivering the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund grants – which include support for heritage organisations and historic sites. This may result in some delays to inquiries regarding existing capital grant applications or offers.