Planning advice

We can give you pre-application advice for most types of development. We recommend that you do as much research as possible before you begin a project and then seek professional advice. You can get basic planning guidance from planningportal.co.uk (external website).

Before submitting an enquiry or planning application, we would advise that you refer to the following:

You can get more detailed advice and guidance from a planning agent.

View agents and companies who submitted 3 or more applications to us between June 2019 and June 2020

Agents and companies who have submitted 3 or more applications

You should make sure the agent/company is suitable for your project. We do not accept liability for any service received from any of the agents on the list.

You can use the reference number from the ‘Submitted applications’ on our planning applications search.

Adrian Jones Associates

  • Address:The Cottage Studio, Gellifor, Ruthin, LL15 1SB
  • Telephone:01824 790381

Submitted applications

  • 17/2019/1057
  • 17/2019/1058
  • 09/2020/0401

Ainsley Gommon Architects

  • Address:15 Glynne Way, The Old Police Station, Hawarden, Deeside, CH5 3NS
  • Telephone:01244 537100

Submitted applications

  • 30/2019/1041
  • 01/2020/0073
  • 30/2020/0147

B E Robinson ABEng, MWOBO

Submitted applications

  • 45/2020/0415
  • 31/2020/0416
  • 45/2020/0426

Blueprint

Submitted applications

  • 27/2019/1072
  • 15/2020/0142
  • 15/2020/0410

Brian Lewis Architectural Services

Submitted applications

  • 02/2020/0393
  • 01/2020/0405
  • 23/2020/0399

Cabana Architecture

  • Address:Glasfryn, Bryn y Felin, Dyserth, LL18 6AE
  • Telephone:07901827176

Submitted applications

  • 43/2019/0693
  • 44/2019/0755
  • 28/2019/1005

Cadnant Planning Ltd.

  • Address:20 Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Benarth Road, LL32 8UB
  • Telephone:01492 581800
  • Email: info@cadnantplanning.co.uk

Submitted applications

  • 01/2019/1014
  • 01/2019/1013
  • 01/2019/1012

Cambrian Woodland Services

  • Address:20 Parc Alafowlia, Denbigh, LL16 3HZ
  • Telephone:01745 817684

Submitted applications

  • 02/2019/0630
  • 02/2019/0831
  • 44/2020/0137

Chris Parry

Submitted applications

  • 43/2019/0960
  • 43/2019/0972
  • 43/2020/0390

D2 Architects

  • Address: 2 Soughton House Nicholas Street Mews, Chester, CH1 2NS
  • Telephone: 01244 326347
  • Email: adam@d2architects.co.uk

Submitted applications

  • 45/2020/0328
  • 24/2020/0369
  • 02/2020/0429

Evan Owen

  • Address: Preswylfa, Dyffryn Ardudwy, LL44 2EH
  • Telephone: 01341 242 625

Submitted applications

  • 45/2019/0643
  • 45/2020/0144
  • 45/2020/0145

Glenn Cavill Ltd

  • Address: Segwen, Llandyrnog, Denbigh, LL16 4LT
  • Telephone: 07933 792354

Submitted applications

  • 20/2020/0050
  • 43/2020/0166
  • 20/2020/0207

Graham Holland Associates

  • Address: 4 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DL
  • Telephone: 01565 651066

Submitted applications

  • 20/2019/0528
  • 18/2019/0540
  • 18/2019/0541

JIG Architects Ltd.

  • Address: Mold Business Park Unit 16, Wrexham Road, Mold, CH7 1XP
  • Telephone: 01352 744889
  • Email: admin@jigarchitects.com

Submitted applications

  • 12/2020/0158
  • 22/2020/0186
  • 43/2020/0325

JPH Architects

Submitted applications

  • 43/2020/0359
  • 21/2020/0368
  • 43/2020/0402

Jan Bargiel

  • Address: 2 Church Mews, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, LL15 2RJ
  • Telephone: 07973 134236
  • Email: jan4plans@outlook.com

Submitted applications

  • 07/2020/0345
  • 23/2020/0398
  • 02/2020/0397

John Pugh

  • Address: Bryn Coch Farm, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, LL15 2SH
  • Telephone: 01824 705148
  • Email: johnappugh@usa.net

Submitted applications

  • 40/2020/0177
  • 19/2020/0261
  • 03/2020/0357

Kerry James Planning

Submitted applications

  • 10/2020/0099
  • 04/2020/0107
  • 04/2020/0108

Len Jinks

Submitted applications

  • 30/2019/0837
  • 09/2020/0167
  • 41/2020/0184

Life in Architecture

  • Address: 3 Chapel Mews, Ffynnongroew, Flintshire, CH8 9SW,
  • Telephone: 07872589988
  • Email: life123@live.co.uk

Submitted applications

  • 43/2019/0574
  • 45/2019/0681
  • 43/2019/0685

Marsh Planning & Design Ltd.

  • Address: 53 Gronant Road, Rhyl, LL19 9DT
  • Telephone: 01745 289775

Submitted applications

  • 45/2019/0653
  • 45/2020/0007
  • 45/2020/0124

Matischok and Ross Architectural Services

Submitted applications

  • 06/2020/0310
  • 30/2020/0361
  • 20/2020/0396

Owen Devenport Ltd

Submitted applications

  • 07/2020/0103
  • 30/2020/0214
  • 30/2020/0215

P and L AgriConsulting Ltd.

  • Address: Fields Farm, Alkington Road, Whitchurch, SY13 3NH
  • Telephone: 07939474838

Submitted applications

  • 01/2019/1053
  • 01/2019/1052
  • 06/2020/0119

Parry Davies Architects Ltd.

  • Address: Studio 55:20, North Wales Business Park, Abergele, LL22 8LJ
  • Telephone: 01745 585517
  • Email: pdparchitects@aol.com

Submitted applications

  • 40/2020/0291
  • 40/2020/0290
  • 43/2020/0400

Paterson Macaulay & Owens

  • Address: 9 Earl Road, Mold, CH7 1AD
  • Telephone: 01352 755703

Submitted applications

  • 21/2019/0917
  • 21/2019/0929
  • 21/2019/1033

Peter Lloyd - PL Planning

Submitted applications

  • 43/2020/0111
  • 47/2020/0198
  • 45/2020/0218

Planscape

  • Address: 1 Lychgate House, St. Mary's Court, Whitford, CH8 9AG
  • Telephone: 01745 560083
  • Email: lester@planscape.org.uk

Submitted applications

  • 30/2020/0082
  • 42/2020/0389
  • 43/2020/0428

Proarb Ltd

  • Address: Proarb House, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, LL18 5WQ
  • Telephone: 01745 828380

Submitted applications

  • 02/2019/0723
  • 20/2019/1063
  • 44/2020/0017

R Arwel Davies and Co

  • Address: Llwyn Derw, Prion, Denbigh, LL16 4SA
  • Telephone: 01745 890635

Submitted applications

  • 02/2019/0906
  • 02/2020/0058
  • 01/2020/0125

Richard Broughton

Submitted applications

  • 45/2020/0387
  • 45/2020/0388
  • 45/2020/0427

Rocal Design

  • Address: Plas Eirias Business Centre, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BF

Submitted applications

  • 01/2019/0839
  • 01/2019/0840
  • 44/2019/0976

Roger Parry and Partners LLP

  • Address: 20 The Estates Office, Salop Road, Oswestry, SY11 2NU
  • Telephone: 01691 655334

Submitted applications

  • 24/2020/0115
  • 23/2020/0117
  • 10/2020/0213

The Building Plot Ltd

  • Address: Wepre House, Lon Parcwr Business Park, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1NJ
  • Telephone: 01824 562017
  • Email: mail@thebuildingplot.com

Submitted applications

  • 02/2020/0282
  • 06/2020/0358
  • 18/2020/0381

Ty Architecture Cyf

Submitted applications

  • 12/2020/0365
  • 12/2020/0377
  • 23/2020/0422

Wynn Rogers Architectural Services

Submitted applications

  • 02/2020/0366
  • 02/2020/0411
  • 01/2020/0413

Help with planning research

You can use My Maps and My Property to view Planning informationto help you with your planning research.

You can also visit out Local Development Plan (LDP) webpages for all the information on our LDP.

Our pre-planning application advice service

We can give you pre-application advice on different types of development. Click on a type of application below to find out which developments would go under that application and get more information. 

Householder applications

Proposed developments such as extensions/alterations to a single dwelling or flat, including works within the boundary/curtilage of a dwelling would be included in a householder application.

More information

Our planning staff cannot give advice on the need for planning permission for householder development. In some cases you may not need planning permission, this is called permitted development. Find out more about permitted development (external website).

You can find out if your property is Listed, is within a Conservation Area or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty through the My property page.

If you would like to be certain that planning permission is not required, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC). Find out more, including how to apply for an LDC (external website). There is a charge for this and you should get advice from a planning agent as scaled plans will be required.

Minor applications
Proposed developments that would go into a minor development pre-application
Proposed development  Minor applications apply where:
Erection of dwellings
where the number of dwellings to be created is known
There are up to 9 new dwellings
Erection of dwellings
where the number of dwellings to be created is not known
The site area is not more than 0.49 hectares
Erection of buildings (other than dwellings)
where the area of gross external floor space to be created is known
The increase of gross external floor space is not more than 999m²
Erection of buildings (other than dwellings)
where the area of gross external floor space to be created is not known
The site area not more than 0.49 hectares
Material change in the use of a building
 
The gross external floor space is not more than 999m²
Material change in the use of land
 
The site area is not more than 0.49 hectares
Major applications
Proposed developments that would go into a major development pre-application
Proposed development Major applications apply where:
Erection of dwellings
where the number of dwellings to be created is known
There are between 10 and 24 new dwellings
Erection of dwellings where the number of dwellings to be created is not known The site area is more than 0.49 hectares but no more than 0.99 hectares
Erection of buildings (other than dwellings)
where the area of gross external floor space to be created is known
The increase of gross external floor spaceis more than 999m² but no more than 1,999m²
Erection of buildings (other than dwellings) where the area of gross external floor space to be created is not known The site area is more than 0.49 hectares but no more than 0.99 hectares
Material change in the use of a building The gross external floor space is more than 999m² but no more than 1,999m²
Material change in the use of land The site area is more than 0.49 hectares but no more than 0.99 hectares
Other Operations
 
Winning and working  of minerals or the use of land for mineral working  deposits
Other Operations Waste development

Pre application consultation

There is a requirement for applicants to submit a Pre-application Consultation report (PAC). Please note that the submission of a PAC will be a validation requirement for all major applications from 1st August 2016. Detailed guidance on the requirements for pre-application consultation is available on the Welsh Government website (external website).

You may find the following links useful when consulting

Post submission for major applications

There are also new post submission requirements such as:

  • Notification of Commencement of Development and Display of Notice
  • Post Submission Amendments

Details of these requirements can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Additional requirements for major applications

For all major applications granted on or after 16th March 2016, there is a requirement to use the following notices. Details on how they are to be used can be found on the Welsh Government website (external website).

  • Notice of Development Commencing – to be sent to Local Authority
  • Notice to be Displayed on Site whilst Development takes place
Large major development applications
Proposed developments that would go into a large major development pre-application
Proposed development Large major applications apply where:
Erection of dwellings where
the number of dwellings to
be created is known.
There are 25 or more new dwellings
 
 
Erection of dwellings where
the number of dwellings
to be created is not known.
The site area is more than 0.99 hectares
 
 
Erection of buildings (other
than dwellings) where the area of gross external floor space
to be created is known
The increase of gross external floor space is more than 1,999m²
 
 
Erection of buildings (other
than dwellings) where the area of
gross external floor space
to be created is not known.
The site area is more than 0.99 hectares
 
 
 
Material change in the use of a building The gross external floor space is more than 1,999m²
Material change in the use of land
 
The site area is more than 0.99 hectares 

Pre application consultation

There is a requirement for applicants to submit a Pre-application Consultation report (PAC). Please note that the submission of a PAC will be a validation requirement for all major applications from 1st August 2016. Detailed guidance on the requirements for pre-application consultation is available on the Welsh Government website (external website).

You may find the following links useful when consulting

Post submission for major applications

There are also new post submission requirements such as:

  • Notification of Commencement of Development and Display of Notice
  • Post Submission Amendments

Details of these requirements can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Additional requirements for major applications

For all major applications granted on or after 16th March 2016, there is a requirement to use the following notices. Details on how they are to be used can be found on the Welsh Government website (external website).

  • Notice of Development Commencing – to be sent to Local Authority
  • Notice to be Displayed on Site whilst Development takes place
Developments of National Significance applications

Proposed developments of National Significance applications would include:

  • Generating Stations
  • Underground Gas Storage Facilities
  • Facilities for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Gas Reception Facilities
  • Airports
  • Railways
  • Rail Freight Interchanges
  • Dams and Reservoirs
  • Transfer of Water Resources
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Hazardous Waste Facilities

More information

Find out more about the Developments of National Significance Regulations (external website).

Please contact us if you are not sure which type of pre-application advice you need.

How to arrange this service

To arrange this service you will need to complete a pre-application advice form and send it to planning@denbighshire.gov.uk or post it to PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ and also make a payment. Please make sure that you provide all the additional documents requested when you send your form. 

Pre-application advice enquiry form (MS Word, 55KB)

How much does it cost?

The costs for using this service are as follows;

Planning advice costs
Type of applicationCost
Householder £25
Minor development £250
Major development £600
Large major development £1000                          
Developments of National Significance £1,500

Pre-application advice fees (PDF, 267KB)

How to pay

The fee should be submitted with your application and can be paid by the following methods:

  • Credit/debit card by phoning 01824 706727. 
  • Cheque made payable to ‘Denbighshire County Council’ posted to PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ 

What happens after requesting advice

We will send you a letter within 5 working days to let you know that we’ve received your form. If you have not sent the correct payment or required information then we’ll contact you and explain what you need to do.

If we have had all the information we need, we aim to provide written advice within 21 days.

As a minimum, applicants for householder developments should expect to receive the following information within their written response:

  • The relevant planning history of the site
  • The relevant development plan policies against which the development proposal will be assessed
  • Relevant supplementary planning guidance (i.e. design, conservation etc.)
  • Any other material planning considerations
  • An initial assessment of the proposed development, based on the information above.

For all other development proposals, applicants should receive all the information outlined above, as well as whether any Section 106 or Community Infrastructure Levy contributions are likely to be sought and an indication of the scope and amount of these contributions.

Confidentiality of information

Confidentiality of information related to pre-application discussions may be subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The Act and the Regulations provide for some exemptions from the need to disclose commercially sensitive information and in cases where applicants consider that specific information is exempt from the requirements of the Act or the Regulations, the justification for their position should be provided to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) at the time of the submission of your request for pre-planning application advice.