Llanrhydd Street Woodland Creation – have your say

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. 


What do we want to know?

We would like to know:
•    Your general feedback on the woodland design
•    Your preference for the chosen ‘celebration’ tree
•    Whether you would like to see any seating at the site
•    Whether you have any ideas for the information signage 
•    If you would like to get involved and/or stay informed about the tree planting day and other training/volunteer opportunities 
•    If you would like to be kept informed about the council’s climate and ecological change work

To get involved and have your say, please complete the survey by following the link below. 

All responses must be received by Sunday November 14th.


If you cannot complete this online survey there will a virtual session held on Zoom on Tuesday November 9th at 5-6pm. To attend this session you must book by emailing the Climate Change team at climatechange@denbighshire.gov.uk by Friday November 5th at 12pm.

What happens next?
After all feedback has been received we will: 

  • Evaluate the survey results 
  • Review and amend the site plans accordingly
  • Completion date aimed for end of March 2022

If you have stated you would be interested in volunteering at the site and/or being involved in the tree planting, you will be contact with details in due course. We will also be advertising this again nearer the tree planting timeframe.



  • Start date 01 November 2021
  • End date 14 November 2021
  • Methods
  • Supplier Denbighshire County Council

What we found out

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What difference has it made?

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Department/ service area:

Corporate Support Service: Performance, Digital and Assets

Full address:

County Hall
Wynnstay Road
LL15 1YN


Tîm prosiect newid hinsawdd / Climate change project team

Contact numbers:

Phone:01824 706000