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 draft National Plan Click here […]

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 […]

Nant yr Arian Forest Plan consultation

Natural Resources Wales is carrying out a series of consultations on its future management of forests, including those in the Cambrian Mountains.  The society has responded in respect of Nant y Arian Forest Plan. You can view the CMS comments, and the Natural Resources Wales summary of objectives and maps, via the links below. Consultation […]

Lluest y Gwynt Wind Farm Proposal: letters to the Press

The society has written to several local and national newspapers expressing its concerns about the recent proposal for a major wind power development in the southern part of the Pumlumon area. Click here to view the letter

Ty Nant Poultry Unit

CMS has objected to a proposal to build a 110,000 bird broiler poultry unit at Ty Nant farm, 5km inland of Talybont. Click here to view the society’s comments

Renaming the Monks’ Trod?

The Society has written to Dŵr Cymru and the Elan Valley Trust asking them to support a change to a Welsh name (Ffordd y Mynach or Sarn Cambria are suggested) to underline the local and national significance of a linear ancient monument considered by many worthy of a status similar to that enjoyed by England’s […]

National Parks Act 1949 70th Anniversary

The society has written to Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford asking the Welsh Government to mark this milestone for designated landscapes in Wales with renewed support for appropriate recognition of the unique landscape of the Cambrian Mountains Click here to view the letter