We need a new Chair

The Society has many valuable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Members. We have a group of dedicated Trustees and a long-standing Treasurer who meet regularly and, between them, carry out much good work for the Society. But on top of all that, we also need a new Chair to: provide leadership and vision, raise the Society’s public […]

Could you be a CMS Trustee?

The Society’s AGM is coming up on 23 October and this year two of our current Trustees have decided to take a well-earned step back (though Peter Foulkes will stay on as Membership Secretary for the time being) and not stand for re-election We’re therefore looking for new faces to join the four continuing Trustees […]

Monks’ Trod / Llwybr y Mynaich update

A draft assessment of the condition and future of the route (so far as it lies within Powys) was published in 2020 by Powys County Council, which then sought submissions from users and user groups to help it in its decisions about future management. The Council has now announced a decision to carry out engineering […]

Wales Flood Risk Management Strategy

The Welsh Government recently launched its National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. CMS has written to Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, emphasising the potential of the Cambrian Mountains uplands for providing natural flood management, and for contributing to a key priority of the Strategy: to deliver more […]

Regional Economic Framework for Mid Wales

The Welsh Government and regional partners are inviting people to join them in establishing a shared vision for the distinct economies of Mid Wales and South West Wales, and CMS has submitted comments, re-emphasising its conviction that AONB designation would boost the Cambrian Mountains economy. Click here to read about the consultation Click here to […]

Fencing on Common near Tregaron: update

In response to an application for planning permission to erect a fence across the Common Land at Rhos Gelli Gron, CMS has now submitted written representation to the Planning Inspectorate Click here to read the Society’s letter

Future Wales – The National Plan 2040

The second draft of this Welsh Government document is currently undergoing scrutiny by the Senedd’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee. CMS commented on the first draft (at that time called the National Development Framework) and has now sent further comments to the CCERA Committee. Click here for the National Plan Click here to […]

Fencing on Common Land near Tregaron

The owner of Rhos Gelli Gron has applied for permission to erect a long (nearly a mile) fence across the common. Building new fences on common land requires the permission of the Welsh Government, though in general, the Planning Inspectorate (PIns) acts on WG’s behalf in making decisions. The applicant has now submitted an application […]

A Post-COVID Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking the views of individuals and organisations on what really matters, and where we should focus our efforts on recovery. The request came in a letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government. Click here to read the Minister’s letter Click here to read the CMS response

NRW Mid Wales Area Statement

Natural Resources Wales has developed seven Area Statements covering the whole of the country. Each Statement outlines the key challenges facing that particular Area; what we can all do to meet those challenges; and how we can better manage our natural resources for the benefit of future generations. The statements aren’t set in stone, and […]