Replacement Local Development Plan: 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.

Between the 6th August and the 26th November 2018 the Council invited interested parties to submit land for consideration to be included in Denbighshire’s next Local Development Plan 2018 – 2033 (LDP). Candidate Sites were sought to address the demand for a range of land uses such as housing/ residential, employment, retail & leisure etc.

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.

A total of 203 submissions were received by the Council; focussing primarily on residential use. Every candidate site received an individual site reference number and is listed by settlement in the Candidate Site Register. The fact that a candidate site has been included in the register must not be interpreted as a commitment by the Council to take forward this site into the next LDP.

Details on the site schedule and initial assessment work carried out by the Council can be found here.

Introduction to candidate site register (PDF, 90KB) 

Below you can find a list of all settlements from where sites have been received. Clicking on the settlement name opens a new document showing site details, including a location map.

Please note that if a settlement cannot be found in the list below this means that the Council did not receive any proposal from this particular area.