The Planning and Cultural Heritage department is responsible for all planning and development matters within the National Park as well as for protecting Snowdonia’s cultural heritage.
Matters relating to planning, development and cultural heritage fall under the remit of Planning and Land Management.
The Planning and Development department deals with planning permission issues within the National Park, while the Cultural Heritage department protects and enhances Snowdonia’s cultural heritage.
- Receiving and dealing with planning and development applications and inquiries within the National Park
- Producing and developing a Local Development Plan that reflects the challenges facing the National Park, such as climate change
- Developing planning policies that protect and enhance Snowdonia’s special qualities
- Protecting and celebrating the National Park’s history and cultural heritage
Jane Jones, Acting Planning Manager
Jane initially trained to become a Chartered Surveyor obtaining a HND in Land Administration and then graduating in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) in Land Management.
In 2005, Jane moved to Wales and continued to focus on planning enforcement, working in planning enforcement at Powys County Council and Flintshire County Council before taking up a position at Snowdonia National Park Authority in September 2007. Jane is currently Acting Planning Manager at the Park.
Naomi Jones, Head of Cultural Heritage
Naomi became Head of Cultural Heritage in 2018. She joined Snowdonia National Park Authority in 2007 as interim Interpretation Officer before becoming Cultural Heritage Project Officer, Yr Ysgwrn Project Manager, then Head of Education and Communication.