Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE: 23RD JUNE, 2011
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 18TH MAY, 2011
"C1315 HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS CONSULTATION (PT) (SCRUTINY - ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
Chapter 6 of Planning Policy Wales (PPW) contained WAG's policies for the historic environment. The aforementioned consultation document set out Cadw's proposed policies for inclusion in an updated edition of PPW relating to significant historic battlefields in respect of their identification and protection, the management of change and development within them, and the implementation of policies related to them. Currently battlefields had no protection. WAG proposed that Cadw should compile and maintain a Register of Historic Battlefields in Wales, comprising a list of battlefields considered to be of national importance. It was further proposed that the Register would be non-statutory. WAG wished to ensure that nationally important battlefields were fully considered in the processes of development and land use management. WAG was, therefore, encouraging planning authorities to recognise nationally important battlefields in the development planning process to ensure that impacts upon them were a material consideration in development management and to develop specific policies to achieve that aim through the LDP. The proposal was to establish a two tier system within the Register, namely Tier 1 sites being those battlefields identified as being of national importance and whose boundaries and geographical extent could be confined with confidence, and Tier 2 sites being those battlefields identified as being of national importance that can be confidently located to a specific area but where the nature of the evidence was not so extensive. A proposed response to the consultation document was appended to the report
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the response to Cadw as appended to the report be approved as the Council's formal response to the consultation document.
(2) T H A T a copy of the report be presented to the Planning Committee for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To provide the Council's comments to Cadw by 10th June, 2011.
(2) To ensure that the Planning Committee is apprised of the publication of the consultation document."
Attached as Appendix - Report to Cabinet: 18th May, 2011