Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
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.

 

What do we want to know?

 

To help us understand the way forward, the Council would like to ask you some questions around the following key theme:

 

What does Meifod mean to you?

To start with, we will be speaking to the following people:

 

- People who currently attend Meifod (or attended prior to the Covid-19 pandemic). We will do this with support from an independent advocate

- The families and caregivers of people who attend Meifod

- Staff and agency staff who support people who attend Meifod

 

We know that Meifod is a much-loved community asset so please be assured that if you are a regular customer of Meifod or if you live locally and you support the work that Meifod does: we will talk to you soon. Our first priority is making sure that the people who attend Meifod and their families/caregivers have their needs met and that our valued staff and agency staff are supported also.

If you are one of our priority stakeholders, please complete the relevant quesitonnaire:

 

People who go to Meifod: what does Meifod mean to you? This questionnaire will be completed with support from an independent advocate

 

Families/caregivers of people who go to Meifod: what does Meifod mean to you?

 

Staff / agency staff working at Meifod or supporting people who go to Meifod: what does Meifod mean to you?

 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Central Rhyl Coastal Defences Scheme Central Rhyl Coastal Defences Scheme Highways and Environmental Services 21 Jul 2021 11 Aug 2021
Why are we doing this?

Hello, we're working to improve Rhyl's coastal defences.

Over the next year, Denbighshire County Council will be working with contractors to develop, refine and bid for funding to ensure that the central area of Rhyl's coastline is protected from flooding and coastal erosion.

This follows on from work carried out in 2015 towards the west end of Rhyl, and current works taking place towards the east of Rhyl between Splash Point and the golf course.

 

Why are we doing this now?

The central area of Rhyl (approximately between Splash Point and the new SC2 leisure complex) is currently protected by sea defence structures, however the defences that are there are deteriorating and eventually they will fail if no work is carried out.

The Council would like to ensure that the existing defences are replaced well ahead of time, so that this important and popular part of Rhyl's coastline (as well as the residential and business properties directly inland) can be protected from flooding and coastal erosion for many years to come.

What do we want to know?

The standards of defences required have changed since the existing defences were installed, which means they cannot be replaced 'like for like'.

The range of options available to the Council in terms of what defences can be installed are likely to be limited, however the Council understands how important this busy area of promenade is to Rhyl's identity and economy.

We think the works could include:

  • 'Scour protection' (big boulders) and concrete repairs to the existing sea wall, towards the eastern end of the proposed scheme area - towards where the east Rhyl coastal defence project is already taking place, near Splash Point and Rhyl Golf Club
  • Concrete 'revetment' (big sloping structures) to absorb energy from the waves and to provide access to the beach - towards the previously completed west Rhyl coastal defences (near Pont y Ddraig and the harbour)
  • A new flood defence wall and raising the height of the promenade - also near to the previously completed west Rhyl coastal defences
  • Possibly widening the promenade at the 'bottleneck' behind the Rhyl Central car park (the also known as The Underground Car Park and/or the Children's Village car park)

 

Map showing the extent of the proposed works in Rhyl. To the left is the West Rhyl coast defence works, in the middle are the proposed concrete revetment and scour protection, and to the right are the East Rhyl defence works

Click here to open the scheme map (opens in a new window)

 

As we work on developing our options, we’d like to learn about what is important to you, what benefits you think such a scheme could bring and any concerns that you may have. We have launched a feedback survey to gather your views, the results of which will continue to inform development of the scheme.  

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Proposed 40mph - A525 Nant y Garth Pass (Llysfasi) Proposed 40mph - A525 Nant y Garth Pass (Llysfasi) Planning and Public Protection 16 Jul 2021 08 Aug 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council

Notice of permanent speed restriction

A525 Nant y Garth Pass (Llysfasi)

(40MPH speed restriction) order 202

Denbighshire County Council hereby gives notice that it proposes to make an Order
under Sections 82(2) 83(2) 84(1) and 84(2) and Part III of Schedule 9 of
the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of the Order will be to impose a 40
miles per hour speed limit on the length of road specified in the Schedule below.

Copies of the proposed Order with plans and statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order are available to download as a PDF (below).

 

What do we want to know?

Objections to the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, can be made by via the "Tell us What you Think" link below by 8th August 2021. Please include your name and address and note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

COVID-19 Statement
We are encouraging all respondents to view and respond to this consultation digitally using the online feedback form where possible. In exceptional circumstances where this is not possible, please telephone 
01824 706922.                           

Dated 16th July 2021

Gary Williams
Head of Legal, HR & Democratic Services
Denbighshire County Council, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin LL15 1YN

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Dark Skies supplementary planning guidance consultation Dark Skies supplementary planning guidance consultation Planning and Public Protection 14 Jun 2021 08 Aug 2021
Why are we doing this?

Consultation on  ‘Planning for Dark Night Skies: Supplementary Planning Guidance for lighting in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”

Denbighshire County Council in partnership with Flintshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are seeking views on a draft Supplementary Planning Guidance note (SPG) for lighting in the AONB. This will provide advice and guidance for developers and others on good lighting design in the AONB.

The AONB is designated as a landscape of national importance and the primary purpose is to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. One of the recognised special qualities of the AONB is its tranquil nature, which includes the opportunity to experience dark night skies. The AONB has some of the darkest skies in Wales and the draft SPG seeks to conserve and enhance this special quality by providing guidance for developers and others on dark sky friendly lighting design. When approved by each of the Local Planning Authorities the SPG will be a material planning consideration in determining planning applications and appeals.

 

 

What do we want to know?

The three Local Planning Authorities and the AONB are keen to hear from a wide range of statutory and non-statutory organisations, town and community councils, voluntary groups and the general public as well as local planning consultants and agents.

Comments should be sent to Denbighshire County Council who are coordinating the consultation on behalf of the three Local Planning Authorities. Comments can be submitted by completing the online feedback form, by e-mail to: clwydianrangeaonb@denbighshire.gov.uk or in writing to:

Huw Rees, Countryside and Heritage Services Manager, Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, PO BOX 62, Ruthin LL15 9AZ

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.

 

 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
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?

We are seeking feedback from adult carers (over 18 years of age) to help us improve policy and service development for unpaid carers in Denbighshire.

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.

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 2021 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.

The closing date for the 2021 survey is Sunday 15th August 2021