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Thank you for your input so far in helping shape the future of CAT

Our vision will see the creation of new spaces for education in sustainable solutions; areas to deliver green skills for the future; and an immersive world-class visitor experience.

Our plans will focus on transforming CAT’s capacity to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to achieve a zero carbon future and sustainable society, and will be shaped by public consultation and in-depth research.

The project will have far-reaching benefits, enabling us to engage an even wider audience with our vital work on climate solutions, and strengthening Mid Wales as a destination for those wanting to learn more about the part they can play in creating a healthier, safer future for our planet.

We’d like to thank everyone who has provided their input to date — from attending our drop-in sessions to filling our online survey. We’re looking forward to sharing more detail of the plans as they develop, based on this valuable input. Keep an eye on our website or sign up to our e-newsletter for updates.

Your voice

CAT has conducted a range of in-person, remote and online events and surveys to ensure engagement was both in-depth and wide reaching — allowing us to gather as much feedback as possible from those who will help shape the future of CAT.

Key events have included:

  • online sessions with students, members and supporters
  • a Community Open Day
  • drop-in sessions at Machynlleth’s weekly market
  • displays at CAT to gather input from visitors
  • one-to-one and group discussions with a wide range of other stakeholders, including schools, visiting university groups and local businesses
  • a survey conducted in spring/summer 2022 which gathered more than 300 responses.

As plans develop, there will be further opportunities to have your say, so please keep an eye on this page and sign up to CAT’s e-newsletter to keep up to date.

Feasibility studies for the project were funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.