Replacement Local Development Plan - Overview

The planning system in Wales is plan led. National policy sets out requirements for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities to develop Local Development Plans (LDPs). The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires these LDPs to be monitored annually and reviewed every four years.

Denbighshire is preparing a new LDP. A Review Report on the existing Adopted LDP recommended preparing a further LDP. A timetable for delivering the forthcoming LDP has been agreed with Welsh Government and this is included in the Delivery Agreement.

Plan Preparation Stages Reached to Date

LDP 2006 to 2021 Review Report

Denbighshire County Council approved the Local Development Plan Review Report for submission to Welsh Government at the meeting on 5th December 2017. The Review Report provides an assessment of the performance of the current LDP and highlights the need for a replacement plan. 

Replacement Local Development Plan: Review report (PDF, 4.68MB)

Delivery Agreement

The Delivery Agreement, which will guide the production of a new Local Development Plan, was agreed by Welsh Government on 22 May 2018. 

Replacement Local Development Plan: Delivery agreement (PDF, 914KB)

A revised Delivery Agreement was agreed by Welsh Government on 12 December 2022.

Denbighshire Replacement Local Development Plan 2018 to 2033: Revised Delivery Agreement December 2022 (PDF, 792KB)

Candidate Sites Register

Submissions of sites from landowners, developers and the public were invited between 6 August and 26 November 2018. 203 sites have been submitted and they are available for consideration as part of the consultation process on the Preferred Strategy.

The Candidate Sites Register contains individual site maps of 203 submitted sites. The individual maps are grouped to the nearest settlement and can be viewed by clicking Candidate Sites.

Preferred Strategy (Pre-Deposit)

The high level strategy and key policies are contained within the Preferred Strategy. It sets out the preferred level of growth in terms of housing and employment and how that level of growth will be spatially distributed throughout Denbighshire. Key policies are designed to guide development and ensure that the social, economic and environmental needs of the county are met. 

The Preferred Strategy is currently in a draft format. It has been prepared following consultation with members and key stakeholders. It was open for public consultation between 8 July 2019 and 30 August 2019. The comments received are now being reviewed and will be reported to Council before finalisation of the Preferred Strategy.

The Pre-Deposit documents and background evidence are available to view by clicking Preferred Strategy / Pre-Deposit.