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Posts tagged Abergavenny

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

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Heritage-led or Supermarket-led Regeneration? Guest article by Edward Holland (http://www.hollandheritage.co.uk/)  Abergavenny Cattle Market before and after demolition © author Historically, settlements evolved around a fortification or a place of worship.  The larger settlements then became market places where local people could trade and many became the focus for a network of communities.  From medieval times […]

Characterisation, community engagement and place-making

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This is the revised text of a presentation given to an RTPI Urban Design and Conservation regional seminar hosted by Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography Innovation and Engagement unit on 25 March 2014. This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.