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Welsh historic environment under the spotlight in workshop

The future of the historic environment in Wales was the focus of a workshop held at Stackpole in Pembrokeshire. The event focussed on landscapes, parks, gardens and battlefields and was hosted by Cadw and the National Trust.
Friday 15 June 2012

The workshop was the second in a series of four, each focussing on a different aspect of the historic environment. An event in Aberystwyth in May focussed on the built environment, while two further events in June in Llandudno and the Vale of Glamorgan will be held for the Archaeology sector and the owners of historic buildings and gardens respectively.

The sector-specific workshops follow on from a series of events aimed at the whole sector, in which more than 80 people took part earlier this year.

The workshops will help shape Wales’ future historic environment policy and will inform the Heritage Bill which is planned for introduction in 2014 -15 and any related policies, guidance and activities. The participants will consider the context for the historic environment and how this might influence future policy making, as developments for the Heritage Bill continue.

Housing, Regeneration and Heritage Minister Huw Lewis said:

"In preparation for the Heritage Bill these discussions about Wales’ historic environment and what needs to be done to develop and protect its future are vital.

"This particular set of workshops is aimed at very specific elements of the historic environment to ensure that we gain as much input as possible on each aspect. I am delighted that the National Trust has worked very closely with us on this event as they own of a substantial amount of land of historic importance in Wales including 15 Registered Parks and Gardens so their contribution will be very valuable and interesting.

"I look forward to reflecting on the discussions and consider how they can help in the development of the Heritage Bill."

A pan-Wales event, the Treftadaeth Conference, will be held on July 19th to build on the issues raised in the workshops and contribute further to the content of the Heritage Bill.



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Culture and sport 15 June 2012 Programme for Government - Culture and Heritage South West Wales

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