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Conservation and Countryside 

We regard the protection of the natural and built environment as a high priority in Carmarthenshire. The Conservation Section is actively working in partnership with local and national organisations as well as the community to assist in providing a high quality environment which retains its biodiversity, landscape characteristics and historical/cultural heritage.


Is literally the diversity of life on earth.  It embraces all living plants and animals and the ecosystems on which they depend.  It is found all around us, in gardens, parks, roadside verges, fields, mountains, rivers and in the sea. 


Listed Buildings

We provide expert advice on the 1800 listed buildings in the County - these range from small farmhouses to stately homes.  All of these buildings deserve special consideration when development proposals arise that may affect their character.

Conservation Areas

Are areas of special architectural interest, which are important for their character and or appearance.


Tree Preservation

We recognise the importance of trees to the townscape of the county and make Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) to protect trees of amenity value, with priority to important traffic routes across the county, development sites and situations where important trees are at risk.

Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)

 The Post Office, Llandovery The Llandovery and Llangadog Townscape Initiative commenced in April 2001 and will finish in March 2011. 

Visit this webpage to view the 'before and after' pictures of buildings and properties completed in Phase 1.  Phase 2 is currently in progress.

Carmarthen Castle "Through the Ages"

Carmarthen Castle  Click on the on the image to view a 3-D visualisation of Carmarthen Castle in Carmarthenshire through the ages. (06:28)  Carmarthen Castle



Page last updated on 21/8/2013