General Guidance

The historic environment is central to Wales’s cultural heritage and sense of identity. It is a resource that should be sustained for the benefit of present and future generations. In this document, Cadw, the historic environment division of the Welsh Assembly Government, sets out a logical approach for making decisions about all aspects of the historic environment. Conservation Principles will help reconcile the protection of the historic environment with the economic and social needs, and aspirations of the people who live in it.