Glastir and the Historic Environment
One of the aims of Glastir is to retain features that are deemed to form part of the historical heritage, character and quality of the Welsh landscape. This includes traditional buildings, remnant structures, ancient and historical monuments, and historic parks and gardens. In order to ensure the future protection of these historic features, the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts have been actively involved in the scheme at an early stage.
Each Trust has so far provided the Welsh Assembly Government with a database of GIS polygons, which have been drawn around historical sites deemed to be manageable under the Glastir agri-environment scheme. It is hoped that providing this data will enable the protection of historic sites by the entry-level scheme. So far over 12,600 polygons have been submitted to the Welsh Assembly Government.
These polygons, together with others detailing historic landscape character areas, have also been supplied to the Forestry Commission Wales to form part of their targeting map for the Woodland Creation element of the Glastir scheme. For a full explanation of this map and this element of Glastir follow this link to the Forestry Commission Wales' website.
The Welsh Archaeological Trusts have been consulted on a number of Round 1 AWE applications to Glastir advising landowners about the management options they may have selected in relation to any Historic Environment features that have been mapped on their land, and are being consulted in a similar manner on applications under the Woodland Creation element.
For further information and advice please contact the Trust's Heritage Management section at this address.
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