We want your views on a proposed order and supporting guidance for the management of certain listed places of worship in Wales. We also want views on draft guidance on the management of scheduled monuments.

How to respond

Consultation ends:
13 July 2018
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

Under the Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Order 1994, certain religious groups are exempt from the need to obtain listed building or conservation area consent for works to their historic places of worship. To qualify for the exemption, they must show that they have systems of control comparable to those of local planning authorities.

We are consulting on a new order and guidance that reflects current ecclesiastical conditions and practices in Wales. The main changes are:

  • removal of the exemption for conservation area consent
  • removal of the United Reformed Church from the exempt denominations
  • clarification of the buildings covered by the exemption.

We are also consulting on best-practice guidance on the management of scheduled monuments in Wales.

Consultation documents

Consultation document

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Annex A: ecclesiastical exemption order 2018

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Annex B: managing change to listed places of worship

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Annex C: managing scheduled monuments

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How to respond

Submit your comments by 13 July 2018, in any of the following ways:

Online form

Post

Download the response form.

Complete and return to:

Regulations and Guidance Consultation 3
Legislation and Policy Team
Cadw
Welsh Government
Plas Carew
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed
Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QQ