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View more details for consultation Welsh in Education Strategic Plan consultation Welsh in Education Strategic Plan consultation Education and Children`s Services 14 Oct 2021 07 Dec 2021
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Denbighshire County Council is currently preparing a new 10-year Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) for 2022-2032, and is carrying out consultation on its draft plan, which has been prepared in accordance with Welsh Government guidance.

The draft plan sets out the Council’s vision for Welsh-medium education, followed by a number of targets and actions, based around 7 Outcomes, with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh in education over the next 10 years. These outcomes will contribute towards achieving the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 Strategy, which aims to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050.

 

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View more details for consultation Application to become a licensed wedding venue - Lleweni Parc, Denbigh Application to become a licensed wedding venue - Lleweni Parc, Denbigh Denbighshire County Council 01 Nov 2021 21 Nov 2021
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Denbighshire County Council

Marriage Act 1949

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the above that an application has been made by Rodney Witter for the premises known as  LLEWENI PARC LTD., DENBIGH for a grant of approval to enable Civil Marriages to be Solemnised/Civil Partnerships to be Registered at these premises.

The application and accompanying plan will be available for inspection for 21 days from the date of this Notice at the office of the

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services

County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Within that time, any person may give notice in writing by completing the survey linked below, or to the address above, of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection.

 

G. Williams

Proper Officer.

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View more details for consultation Cae Ddol Woodland Creation - have your say Cae Ddol Woodland Creation - have your say Business Improvement and Modernisation 01 Nov 2021 14 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Cae DdolIn July 2019, the Council passed a motion to declare a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency.  A cross party-political working group was established to oversee the development of a Climate and Ecological Change Strategy. This strategy can be viewed here, and was approved by Council in February 2021, committing the Council to become Net Carbon Zero and more Ecologically Positive Council by 2030. This includes reducing the Council’s carbon emissions from several sources. However, reduction of our emissions alone will not enable us to reach net zero, we must also increase the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed) by 2030 in order to achieve this.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that carbon zero goal by contributing to the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed).


Additionally, to achieve the Ecologically Positive target, and help nature’s recovery, the Council must increase the species richness of its land. Mixed Broadleaf and Yew Woodland is in the top 3 species richness habitats so any work to increase woodland in Council ownership will support this target.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that increased biodiversity target by 2030 and positively contribute towards helping nature’s recovery in Denbighshire. 
 

Where is the proposed woodland location?
These plans are in relation to woodland creation at Cae Ddol in Ruthin. Please find a location plan included below.
 

What we’re intending to do at Cae Ddol includes to:
•    Increase the current tree canopy cover to at least 20%
•    Increase biodiversity through this woodland creation
•    Include ‘celebration’ trees which will be given the space they need to thrive
•    Improve nature connectivity by planting hedgerows
•    Manage the existing wildflower meadow area differently to allow woodland species to thrive

 

Please find illustrated site designs below. These outline the proposed plans and locations of the specified enhancements. 

 

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View more details for consultation Llanrhydd Street Woodland Creation – have your say Llanrhydd Street Woodland Creation – have your say Business Improvement and Modernisation 01 Nov 2021 14 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Llanrhydd StreetIn July 2019, the Council passed a motion to declare a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency.  A cross party-political working group was established to oversee the development of a Climate and Ecological Change Strategy. This strategy can be viewed here, and was approved by Council in February 2021, committing the Council to become Net Carbon Zero and more Ecologically Positive Council by 2030. This includes reducing the Council’s carbon emissions from several sources. However, reduction of our emissions alone will not enable us to reach net zero, we must also increase the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed) by 2030 in order to achieve this.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that carbon zero goal by contributing to the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed).


Additionally, to achieve the Ecologically Positive target, and help nature’s recovery, the Council must increase the species richness of its land. Mixed Broadleaf and Yew Woodland is in the top 3 species richness habitats so any work to increase woodland in Council ownership will support this target.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that increased biodiversity target by 2030 and positively contribute towards helping nature’s recovery in Denbighshire. 

 

Where is the proposed woodland location?
These plans are in relation to woodland creation at Llanrhydd Street in Ruthin. Please find a location plan included below.

 

What we’re intending to do at Llanrhydd Street includes to:
•    Increase the current tree canopy cover to at least 20%
•    Create a small community orchard
•    Create an area for community food growing in the future
•    Improve nature connectivity by planting hedgerows
•    Manage grassland to encourage wildflower meadow areas
•    Construct an outdoor classroom– for educational and training purposes
•    Enhance the site for biodiversity by creating a small pond and installing other ecological enhancements following the results of the required surveys
•    Create footpath access 
•    Introduce seating areas with benches and picnic area
•    Replace damage fencing and gates
•    Install information signage about the site

 

Please find illustrated site designs below. These outline the proposed plans and locations of the specified enhancements. 

 

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View more details for consultation Maes Gwilym Woodland Creation – have your say Maes Gwilym Woodland Creation – have your say Business Improvement and Modernisation 01 Nov 2021 14 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Maes GwilymIn July 2019, the Council passed a motion to declare a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency.  A cross party-political working group was established to oversee the development of a Climate and Ecological Change Strategy. This strategy can be viewed here, and was approved by Council in February 2021, committing the Council to become Net Carbon Zero and more Ecologically Positive Council by 2030. This includes reducing the Council’s carbon emissions from several sources. However, reduction of our emissions alone will not enable us to reach net zero, we must also increase the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed) by 2030 in order to achieve this.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that carbon zero goal by contributing to the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed).


Additionally, to achieve the Ecologically Positive target, and help nature’s recovery, the Council must increase the species richness of its land. Mixed Broadleaf and Yew Woodland is in the top 3 species richness habitats so any work to increase woodland in Council ownership will support this target.


This woodland creation project will help the council achieve that increased biodiversity target by 2030 and positively contribute towards helping nature’s recovery in Denbighshire. 
 

Where is the proposed woodland location?
These plans are in relation to woodland creation at Maes Gwilym in Rhyl. Please find a location plan included below.
 

What we’re intending to do at Maes Gwilym includes to:

  • Increase the current tree canopy cover to at least 20%
  • Improve nature connectivity by planting hedgerows, to include a ‘shelterbelt’ in front of the railway line
  • Manage grassland to encourage existing and new areas for wildflower meadow
  • Restore the wetland area to create a nature reserve with bird hide – access to this nature reserve will be by request only for educational and training purposes
  • Enhance the site for biodiversity by constructing owl/raptor posts, a wildlife tower and other ecological enhancements following the results of the required surveys
  • Improve footpath access
  • Introduce seating areas with benches and picnic area
  • Replace damage fencing and gates
  • Install information signage about the site

 

Please find illustrated site designs below. These outline the proposed plans and locations of the specified enhancements. 

 

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View more details for consultation Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Various Roads, Moel Famau Country Park Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Various Roads, Moel Famau Country Park Planning and Public Protection 13 Oct 2021 05 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council is proposing to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will be a Prohibition of Waiting along a 3.1km stretch of both sides of Bwlch Pen Barras, and one adjacent side road.

A map of the full scheme extent can be downloaded here:



Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Full Map

 

Detailed section maps are also available to download below.

 

Why are we doing this?

 

Moel Famau Country Park is an important destination within Denbighshire. The peak of Moel Famau is one of Denbighshire’s best-known hills and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Over recent years, inconsiderate and dangerous parking along Bwlch Pen Barras has caused problems for local residents and businesses, as well as required extensive use of Council and Police resources to manage. Erosion caused by problem parking is also causing environmental damage in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These problems have been exacerbated at peak times including on bank holidays, in favourable weather and more recently as a result of changed travelling/holidaying habits due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Along with problem parking in Eryri (Snowdonia), problem parking at Moel Famau has made national headlines. The Council is keen to ensure the issues are addressed and that local residents and businesses feel safe and that visitors can safely enjoy the Country Park.

 

 

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View more details for consultation Llannerch Bridge - have your say Llannerch Bridge - have your say Highways and Environmental Services 20 Sep 2021 25 Oct 2021
Why are we doing this?

Llannerch Bridge: what should happen next?

 

Llannerch Bridge - a stone masonry arch bridge, being inspected by a member of staff working from suspended cherry picker van

Llannerch Bridge was a late 18th or early 19th century stone masonry bridge spanning the River Clwyd. The bridge connected the communities of Trefnant and Tremeirchion in Denbighshire. 

 

During flooding in January 2021 caused by Storm Christoph, a nearby oak tree collapsed into the flooded river and destroyed Llannerch Bridge as it was swept away.

The remains of Llannerch Bridge, with the River Clwyd in full flood sweeping through the bridge site and over the road and surrounding fields

 

Denbighshire County Council is currently looking at developing options to replace the bridge, with the following key considerations in mind:

 

 

1. The previous bridge was a Grade II listed structure. The Council will liaise with Welsh Government heritage body CADW to discuss future options for the site, as part of the planning process.

 

2. The course of the River Clwyd has changed significantly since the bridge was built, due to ongoing flooding events. This is part of the reason that the bridge was swept away. Natural Resources Wales will therefore form a very important part of the planning process and the Council will continue to discuss how any potential replacement for Llannerch bridge would need to be made resilient to future weather events.

 

3. Prior to the bridge being destroyed, the road was taking volumes of traffic which far exceeded the capacity the original road was built to cope with. The Council is aware that the route was frequently used by people wishing to access or exit the nearby A55 trunk road, especially during peak hours. The Council would like to consider whether wider works are needed on this road as part of the scheme replacement.

 

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Over 700 people responded to our engagement survey. We are currently going through all your comments and we will share any updates with you as soon as we are able to.

 

 

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View more details for consultation How is the Council doing? How is the Council doing? Business Improvement and Modernisation 12 Sep 2021 24 Oct 2021
Why are we doing this?

Hello.

As part of the Council's obligations under the new Local Government and Elections Act (Wales) 2021, the Council is required to capture feedback from residents, businesses and other stakeholders to assess how well the Council is performing.

The Council has been surveying residents approximately once every two or three years, for a while now. Our last Residents Survey was in 2018.

This year, we will be inviting businesses and other stakeholders to take part as part of our obligations under the new legislation.

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View more details for consultation Application to become a licensed wedding venue - THE BEACHES HOTEL, PRESTATYN Application to become a licensed wedding venue - THE BEACHES HOTEL, PRESTATYN Denbighshire County Council 22 Sep 2021 13 Oct 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council

Marriage Act 1949

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the above that an application has been made by FIONN MACCUMHAILL for the premises known as THE BEACHES HOTEL, PRESTATYN for a grant of approval to enable Civil Marriages to be Solemnised/Civil Partnerships to be Registered at these premises.

The application and accompanying plan will be available for inspection for 21 days from the date of this Notice at the office of the

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services

County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Within that time, any person may give notice in writing by completing the survey linked below, or to the address above, of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection.

 

G. Williams

Proper Officer

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View more details for consultation What does Meifod mean to you? What does Meifod mean to you? Community Support Services 28 Jul 2021 08 Sep 2021
Why are we doing this?

Hello. What does Meifod mean to you?

What is Meifod and who does it support?

Meifod Wood Products is a Council-run service based on the Colomendy Industrial Estate in Denbigh. Meifod provides day services with a purpose, to a range of people in Denbighshire with disabilities or other complex needs. People who go to Meifod are supported to create wood products such as garden furniture, which are then sold locally to residents and businesses.

What's happening to Meifod right now?

Nothing is currently happening to Meifod, the site has been closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Council is keen to resume services for people who go to Meifod as soon as it is safe and practical to do so, however unfortunately Meifod cannot resume in exactly the same way as it ran before Covid-19 for the following reasons:

- The building currently requires repairs

- Some of the equipment requires repairing or upgrading to make it compliant with the latest Covid-19 and other Health & Safety guidance

- There is some uncertainty about our ability to continue providing exactly the same products due to global market trends (e.g. the price of wood has increased significantly)

 

Additionally, we know that some people have told us that they will not be returning to Meifod.

Before spending money fixing things, buying new things and looking for new suppliers, the Council is keen to review the services that Meifod provides and to ensure that it is still the best fit for as many people as possible.

 

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