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Our Response

Overview

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. To speak to us, please contact your usual casework advisor by telephone or email or use cadw@gov.wales for general inquiries. Please note that we have only limited access to postal services currently.

Currently we are developing plans to enable our field officers to resume site visits and inspections while applying Welsh Government guidance. If you wish to request a site visit, please contact us and we will discuss arrangements with you.

We apologise for the disruption to normal service and thank you for your understanding.

Please stay safe and observe Government advice about COVID-19.

 

 

Listed buildings and scheduled monuments

We have recommenced consultation with owners and occupiers for designating assets of historic importance that had been subject to inspection before the lockdown. We will shortly be recommencing site visits in response to new requests.

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 within the limitations imposed on us. Please complete the form on our website and submit to scheduledmonuments@gov.wales. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the details and agree a time frame for processing and decision.

Planning services across Wales have been significantly disrupted and the Welsh Government’s guidance to local planning authorities of 29 April 2020 can be accessed here. We can confirm that the advice about site visits, site notices and publicity 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 cadwplanning@gov.wales and listed building consents to listedbuildingconsent@gov.wales

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.

We are in contact with applicants to review progress with their applications.