Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Proposal to increase capacity at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn (Denbigh) Proposal to increase capacity at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn (Denbigh) Education and Children`s Services 17 May 2022 27 Jun 2022
Why are we doing this?

 

Proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn (Denbigh) from 116 to 220 pupils

 

What is Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, and why does it need to change?

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is a local authority maintained co-educational special school in the town of Denbigh, for pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated learning difficulties from the age of 3 to 19.

The school has a nominal capacity of 116 pupils, but currently has 136 on the roll (as of September 2021) there are a number of eligible pupils on the waiting list to attend Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, in addition to a number of pupils awaiting assessment to see if they are eligible to join the waiting list. We believe that demand for places in special schools like Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn are likely to increase over the coming years.

 

What are we proposing?

In brief, we are proposing to consolidate Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn onto one new site, and increase the school's capacity to accommodate up to 220 pupils.

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is currently set out over 4 sites as follows:

  • Pupils aged 3-11 years old attend the Primary school, sited at Ty'n y Fron
  • Pupils aged 11-19 attend the Secondary, sited at Park Street
  • Pupils aged 11-19 with more complex needs attend the site at Ty'r Ysgol
  • There is a residential site at Gerddi Glaslyn which offers boarding facilities during the week (Monday to Friday). This site is not affected by the current proposals.

Subject to funding and planning approvals, we propose to build a new site on the playing fields at Denbigh High School, which will replace the 3 school buildings currently located at Ty'n y Fron, Park Street and Ty'r Ysgol.

 

What do we want to know?

 

Tell us what you think

We would like to know what you think of our proposals.We would be grateful if you could download and read our full consultation documents before sending in your responses.

Paper copies of our proposals and a paper feedback form are available in: Denbigh Library, Hall Square, Denbigh, LL16 3NU

To respond to the consultation, you can:

The deadline for all responses is 27th June 2022

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Ruthin's Sustainable Transport response to Covid-19 Ruthin's Sustainable Transport response to Covid-19 Planning and Public Protection 12 Nov 2020 31 May 2022
Why are we doing this?

Note: this feedback activity ran from 12th November 2020 to 31st January 2021. We are no longer receiving responses.

 

Has Covid-19 changed the way Ruthin thinks about transport?

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact in the way that we all think about many of the most basic things, including how we travel. During the early weeks of the first 'lockdown' (March/April 2020) the Welsh Government noted that many towns had an upsurge in people choosing to walk or cycle as their main means of transport, as well as an increase in air quality as large numbers of polluting vehicles were left at home. Welsh Government were keen to ensure that these positive changes were made sustainable for the longer term. In May 2020, Welsh Government put out a call for expressions of interest from local authorities to bid for funding to make short-term, temporary changes to town centres that would encourage people to travel more actively, and make social distancing measures easier to maintain. Denbighshire County Council prepared and submitted expressions of interest for proposed schemes in Ruthin, Denbigh, Llangollen and Rhyl.

The proposal submitted for Ruthin was to create one-way systems for road traffic in Market Street (traffic flowing downhill) and Well Street (traffic flowing uphill). This would:

• Widen pavements in areas where they are narrow
• Support some pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town centre area to create outside seating areas for their customers
• Encourage and support commuters and residents to choose active travel (walking or cycling) as their main means of getting around town
• Encourage and support commuters, residents and tourists to choose active travel (walking or cycling) as their main means of getting around town

Upon being awarded an agreement in principle for the funding, the Council launched consultations for each of the four proposed schemes - from 10th July to 26th July 2020. The consultation for Ruthin received 606 responses in total, with approximately 81% of respondents supporting the proposals. You can access the consultation and summary reports via the link below:

Finding a 'new normal' for Ruthin town centre (opens in new tab)

 

What do we want to know?

The proposals for Ruthin were debated by the Member Area Group (MAG) for Ruthin, a group of County Councillors representing Ruthin and the surrounding areas. The Ruthin MAG recommended to the Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment that a decision was made to proceed with the scheme, supported in part by the favourable community responses received.

Works to install the temporary scheme have now been completed and the Council is now entering the 'monitoring' phase of this trial project. We would very much welcome your feedback on this trial scheme, and to learn about your experiences of living in, working in or visiting Ruthin. Our intention is to launch new feedback surveys approximately every 8-10 weeks until the trial period draws to a close. Doing this will allow us to understand the impact the scheme has at different times of year, and will also allow us to report back to you regularly.

 

 Tell us what you think

We are interested in your experiences of accessing Ruthin town centre now the temporary scheme is in place. Everyone is welcome to leave feedback as often as they like, however we would be particularly interested to hear from people who took part in our previous consultation on this temporary scheme, back in July 2020. 

We'll be launching a new survey roughly every 8-10 weeks so please don't forget to sign up for updates at the end of the survey if you're interested in receiving notifications when the next survey goes live, or when we publish any reports/findings.