Local Development Plan: Evidence, monitoring and information

Local Development Plan (LDP): Covid-19 update

General Update

This information is to provide an update on current progress with the Denbighshire Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP) 2018-2033. Unfortunately delays have been experienced due to the Coronavirus pandemic but work has continued in the background whenever possible. In the past 2 years there have also been a number of new requirements that the LDP has to meet including changes in National Policy and Guidance and updates are required to some of the evidence base previously prepared. This includes a revised Technical Advice Note (TAN) on flood risk which requires an update to our Strategic Flood Consequences Assessment. The LDP Strategy and work on sites cannot be progressed until this is completed.  Work is currently underway to meet these challenges. The delivery agreement which sets out the timetable and consultation arrangements for the replacement LDP will need to be revised and it is anticipated that this will happen in summer 2022.

Welsh Government 'Future Wales - The National Plan 2040' and Denbighshire County Council 'Local Development Plan 2006 - 2021' constitute the development plan for the County until the replacement LDP is adopted by the local planning authority. All planning applications are assessed against development plan policies as well as planning policies as set out in Planning Policy Wales Edition 11.

Candidate Sites

Forthcoming changes to national policy and guidance have direct impacts on the assessment on candidate sites. It is appreciated that everyone is keen to see the results of site assessments but due to the on-going work, reporting on candidate sites assessments will not take place until summer 2022 at the earliest. All of the candidate sites will be reported on together and updates on individual sites prior to the formal reporting will not be provided.

LDP Annual Monitoring Report

Under the obligations of section 76 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended, and section 37 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005, the Council is duty bound to produce an annual monitoring report for submission to Welsh Government (WG) by 31st October each year and publication on its website.

Monitoring represents an essential feedback loop within the process of policy-making. It should identify the key challenges, opportunities and possible ways forward for revising and adjusting local policies. The process is a tool for measuring the relevance and success of the LDP and identifying any changes necessary. It also provides feedback on the extent to which the LDP Strategy and policies are being delivered and achieved.

Joint Housing Land Availability Studies

Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2019 (PDF, 537KB)

Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment - Update

Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment - Final Report (January 2018) (PDF, 15.09MB)

Appendix A - Detailed Settlements

Appendix B

Development Site Assessment (MS Excel, 57KB)

Appendix C

Natural Resources Wales Flood Zones (PDF, 3.71MB)

Wind farms

Local Housing Market Assessment

Local Housing Market Assessment Need, Demand and Affordability in Denbighshire (PDF, 1.85MB)

Retail Study - Capacity

Denbighshire Retail Study 2018 - Retail Capacity (PDF, 6.43MB)

Open Space Assessment and Audit

Open Space Assessment and Audit (PDF, 12.44MB)

Town CentreHealth Check

Town Centre Health Check 2018 (PDF, 17.04MB)

Employment Land and Economic Growth Assessment

New housing occupancy survey

New Housing Occupancy Survey (PDF, 577KB)

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