Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Loading and Unloading - A547 Meliden Road and Plas Uchaf Avenue Pres Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Loading and Unloading - A547 Meliden Road and Plas Uchaf Avenue Pres Planning and Public Protection 15 Jan 2020 07 Feb 2020
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council proposes to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1) to (3), 4(2), and Part III and Part IV of Schedule 9, of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and all other enabling powers the effect of which will be to introduce prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading of vehicles on the lengths of roads referred to in the Schedule below.

The Council is inviting observations and objections to the proposals between 15th Janurary 2020 and 7th February 2020.

A copy of the proposed Order, a map showing the lengths of roads to which the proposals relate, and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing the Order are available to download as a PDF (below), or may be viewed during normal office hours in Prestatyn Library and at the offices of the undersigned.

What do we want to know?

Any person wishing to make observations or objections to the proposed Order should do so in writing. This can be done via the 'Tell us What you Think' link (below) or via post to the following address:

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services, Denbighshire County Council, PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ

Please include name and address and note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation along with the name and address details of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

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View more details for consultation Denbighshire's replacement local development plan - Additional candidate sites consultation Denbighshire's replacement local development plan - Additional candidate sites consultation Denbighshire County Council , 13 Jan 2020 13 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council is consulting on additional candidate sites which have been submitted for consideration to be included in Denbighshire's replacement local development plan, 2018 to 2033.

The additional candidate sites were submitted in response to the consultation on the Draft Preferred Strategy, which was held between 8th July and 31st August 2019. Proposers would like the Council to consider these sites to be included as potential allocations in the next LDP.

It is important to note that no decision has been made on any of the candidate sites and they are NOT planning applications. The candidate sites are simply a reflection of what has been submitted to Denbighshire County Council for consideration to potentially be included as allocations in Denbighshire's replacement local development plan 2018 to 2033.

A full set of the additional Candidate sites is available to view on Denbighshire County Councils Website

What do we want to know?

Denbighshire County Council would like to hear your views on the additional candidate sites which have been submitted for consideration to be potentially included in Denbighshires Local Development Plan 2018 to 2033. We are consulting on these additional candidate sites so that you can have the same opportunity to comment on them as you did on the original Candidate Site Register

Denbighshire County Council welcomes comments directly relating to planning considerations on the additional candidate sites.

All comments received will be made publicly available and reported in the consultation report. 

 

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View more details for consultation Draft Rhyl Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Draft Rhyl Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Planning and Public Protection 13 Dec 2019 19 Jan 2020
Why are we doing this?

We are consulting on a Rhyl Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

 As a result of an increased incidence of anti-social behaviour in Rhyl Town Centre it is intended to put in place an order that prevents and deals with individuals and groups causing anti-social behaviour through consuming alcohol, begging and gathering of groups that cause anti-social behaviour.    

DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Chapter 2) RHYL TOWN Notice is hereby given that Denbighshire County Council (“the Council”) in exercise of its powers under Sections 59, 63 and 72 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) and under all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following order Anti-Social Behaviour

1. An authorised person may request that an individual, or a group, within the restricted area disperse, where they reasonably suspect any person in that group is causing, or likely to cause nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to any other person.

 2. A person engaged in ASB is prohibited from remaining (either individually or in a group of two or more people) within the restricted area after an authorised person has requested that the group disperse and must not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours.

3. A person is prohibited from loitering in shop doorways within the restricted area, with the apparent purpose of causing nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress.

 4. A person is prohibited from loitering in a state of alcohol or drug induced intoxication within the restricted area.

 Begging

1. A person is prohibited from approaching any person for the purposes of obtaining money by begging or from positioning themselves in order to beg.

 2. A person is prohibited from remaining seated on the ground where it may give the impression that they are engaging in or intending to engage in begging.

 Street Drinking 1.

 A person is prohibited to be in possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place (even if empty) within the area designated by the public space protection order.

2. It is prohibited to be in possession of an unopened container of alcohol in a public place within the restricted area in such circumstances that would lead a reasonable person to suspect that such a container is likely to be opened and consumed in a public place within the restricted area.

3. A person is required to surrender any alcohol in their possession when asked to do so by an authorised person in the restricted area.

What do we want to know?

We would welcome any comments or observations. You can download the draft PSPO and map. The restriction area is highlighted in blue on the map below.

You can feed back via the on-line feedback form or in writing to PO Box 62, Ruthin LL15 1AZ

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View more details for consultation Windfarms Community Planning Project Windfarms Community Planning Project Business Improvement and Modernisation 01 Sep 2019 31 Aug 2020
Why are we doing this?

Windfarms Community Planning Project

This project will help us to deliver our Corporate Plan priority around Resilient Communities, where the Council works with people and communities to build independence and resilience. You can read more about our Corporate Plan 2017-22 by clicking here.

What will the Windfarms Community Planning Project project help us to achieve?

The main aims of the Windfarms Community Planning project are to:

  • Help eligible communities in Denbighshire realise the maximum benefit of both the Clocaenog and Brenig Windfarm Community Funds.
  • Provide guidance to eligible groups to implement robust, impactful and innovative projects that are more likely to secure grant funding from the Clocaenog and Brenig Windfarm Funds.
  • Share examples of good practice relating to community development across Denbighshire.

 

 

What are we proposing to help us achieve our aims?

We are proposing:

  • Increase the capacity of our Community Development Resource to coincide with the launch of both the Brenig and Clocaenog Windfarm Community Benefit Funds.
  • Offer bespoke, enabling, community development support to groups who are developing community project ideas.
  • Organise and support workshops and events where community development knowledge sharing and guidance is facilitated.

 

What do we want to know?

Do you think our approach is right? Tell us what you think.

We’d like to know what you think about our proposals. Please use the survey link to get in touch with us and let us know if you think there’s anything we’ve missed out, a way we can deliver our project better, or if you’d be interested in collaborating with us on this.

How we’ll feed back to you:

A report on this proposed project will be uploaded to the County Conversation Portal. You will be able to find it in the You Said, We Did section.

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View more details for consultation Supporting Adult Carers in Denbighshire Supporting Adult Carers in Denbighshire Community Support Services 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2022
Why are we doing this?

Can you help us improve support for Carers in Denbighshire? Are you, or have you been, a Carer looking for help and information? Have you tried to juggle paid work with caring duties in your free time?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of the above, please read on, as we would value your input into this work.

 

One of Denbighshire County Council's priorities in our Corporate Plan 2017-2022 is to work with people and communities to build independence and resilience.

People who take on a caring role for their family and friends play a very important part in helping those individuals to remain in their own homes for longer. 

Our Corporate Project - Supporting Carers in Denbighshire - has the over-arching objective to ensure all Carers in Denbighshire are well supported.

 

Please note: This project is about supporting people who are unpaid Carers for family and/or friends, and not about people who are employed in a caring role, for example with a domiciliary care provider.

 

Who is a Carer?

If you provide regular unpaid help and support for a relative, partner or friend who is frail, or disabled, has physical or mental health issues, or substance misuse problems, then you are a Carer. The Social Services and Well-Being Act (Wales) 2014 defines a Carer as someone who provides or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child.

 

The project has the following objectives relating to Adult Carers:

  • Denbighshire County Council and our communities recognise the importance and benefit of supporting Carers.
  • Our citizens who carry out caring roles have access to high quality information, advice and assistance to promote their own personal wellbeing outcomes.
  • We have robust processes and clear pathways for identification of Carers in need of support.
  • Community Support Service effectively responds to the support needs of Carers requiring statutory assistance.
  • A range of preventative services for Carers is available from the third sector.
  • Carers employed by Denbighshire County Council are supported to manage their caring role alongside their work commitments.
  • All Carers are supported to attain their educational goals, and to continue their educational development if they wish.
  • All Carers and the individuals they care for have access to suitable and inclusive leisure opportunities.
  • Carers are engaged actively in the planning and shaping of services.

 

Desired Project Outcomes:

  • Carers will be more resilient and independent.
  • Carers will be well informed and will feel supported within their communities.
  • Carers will be able to live a fulfilled life.
  • Carers will be able to care for longer, if that is their choice.
  • Citizens of Denbighshire and those working within Denbighshire will have a greater understanding of the importance of supporting Carers. 

 

 

What do we want to know?

If you are, or have been a Carer for a member of your family or a friend, please take some time to complete our survey. It should not take too long, but you can do part and come back and complete it later if you wish. Just save the survey before you leave the page.

We are keen to find out from you what issues you have experienced when accessing information, advice and assistance to help you in your caring duties. We want to be able to improve the support we offer to Carers in Denbighshire and we need your help to do that.

 

 

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View more details for consultation Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration Denbighshire County Council 21 Jan 2020 25 Feb 2020
Why are we doing this?

About Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration

Denbighshire County Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency on 2nd July 2019 and since then has been developing its plans to transition to become a net carbon zero and ecologically positive Council by 2030 at the latest.

 

What we plan to do

The Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency declaration has been interpreted into the following priorities for the Council:

  • For the Council to become a net carbon zero organisation at the latest by 2030.
  • For the Council  to become an ecologically positive organisation at the latest by 2030.

For a brief description on both those priorities see below. This will be further developed by officers in the coming months building on your feedback.

 

What do we mean when we say "For the Council to become a net carbon zero organisation at the latest by 2030"

By which we mean the total carbon emitted as an organisation from  scope 1, 2 and 3 sources is equal or less than the total carbon sequested (absorbed) by trees, habitat and land management regimes on Council owned land.

The focus will first be on reducing our carbon emissions as far and as fast as is pragmatic and practical. We will not be able to decarbonise completely and we will seek to offset our remaining carbon footprint by increasing the extent and/or concentration of trees, habitat and land management regimes which absorb carbon. Opportunities for carbon sequestration work contributing to our ecological positive ambitions and vice versa will be both taken and maximised upon.

 

What do we mean when we say "For the Council to become an ecologically positive organisation at the latest by 2030"

By which we mean that how we conduct all our business - the projects, operations and interventions we undertake as an organisation- delivers ecosystems that are diverse, connected, adaptable and resilient and to the scale, extent and condition that maintains and enhances biodiversity.

A project by project, intervention by intervention, activity by activity approach will be taken. Every project, intervention or activity the Council undertakes, officers will be expected to review the biodiversity value and impact and deliver the activity in a way that provides a positive impact for ecology. Opportunities for ecologically positive work contributing to our carbon sequestration requirements and vice versa will be both taken and maximised upon.

 

What next?

The Council will be producing a 9-year action plan which will include actions needed each year for the Council to meet its goals to become net carbon zero and ecologically positive by 2030. We would like to hear your ideas for actions to include in this action plan.

 

What do we want to know?

 

We would like to hear your feedback on the Council's goals to become a net carbon zero and ecologically positive Council by 2030.

Also we would like to hear your ideas for any specific actions which could be included within the 9-year action plan we are producing.

 

You can let us know your thoughts and/or ideas by the following:

  1. Come along to our Public Meeting being held on the 25th February at 5pm-7pm. For more information, see the event listing on this page. To register your interest to attend please complete the online form, found on this page, by Monday 10th February.
  2. If you can not attend the Public Meeting either in person or remotely, you can submit a question/s to be read out on your behalf at the event by completing the "Ask a Question" online form, found on this page, by Monday 24th February.
  3. You can provide general feedback on our plans and provide any ideas for specific actions for our 9-year action plan by filling out the "Your Feedback" online form, found on this page, by Tuesday 25th February.