Replacement Local Development Plan: Additional Candidate Sites

The opportunity to submit candidate sites for consideration in the replacement Denbighshire Local Development Plan (LDP) 2018 – 2033 has now closed. Anyone wishing to have a site considered that has not already been received will need to submit a duly made representation at the Deposit consultation stage. This is likely to take place in late 2022.

We have received 36 new candidate sites in response to the consultation on the draft Preferred Strategy for the replacement Local Development Plan 2018 – 2033 (LDP).

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.

Submitting a candidate site for the LDP is not the same as submitting a planning application to the Local Planning Authority. The publication of a candidate site does not mean that the site will automatically be taken forward as land for development in the next LDP. These sites are not preferred sites for development at this stage in the plan-making process.

You can get more information from the following documents;

Additional candidate site maps

The following documents show details including a location map of settlements from where sites have been received (if a settlement is not listed, this means we did not receive any proposal from this particular area);

What happens next?

All sites that have been submitted for consideration in the next LDP will be fully assessed. Your comments will help us in forming a judgement on whether to take the site forward to the next stage in the plan-making process.

The Draft Deposit LDP document will contain those candidate sites that the Council is likely to include in the Replacement Local Development Plan 2018 - 2033.

Find out more about the next stages of producing the Replacement LDP.