Hatch Event: Who are THEY?

THEY want to build 400 new houses on the edge of town.
THEY won't allow us to build an extension to our listed house.
THEY might get rid of Design & Access Statements.
THEY keep going on about newts and bats!
THEY are spending a fortune on that new road.

Who are THEY?

Join us for an evening with the Policy Makers and find out how policies are made, what policy means for you and how you can get more involved.

We will have three expert speakers on hand to explain the ins and outs of Welsh policy making and the influence it has on design of the built environment:

  • Stuart Ingram, Senior Planning Manager at Welsh Government - on Wales' national planning policy
  • Judith Jones, Head of Planning at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - on local planning policy
  • Gretel Leeb, Deputy Director, Environment & Sustainability Directorate at Welsh Government - on  the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015), aimed at improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions and discuss the issues that are important to your work as shapers of the built environment in Wales.

Light refreshments provided, of course.


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Event details


Thursday 3rd March 2016


6pm - 8pm


Design Commission for Wales, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FL