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.gov.uk.

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.

Click here to view agents and companies who submitted 3 or more applications to us between 1st January 2017 and 31st October 2017.

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.

Agent/Company Name Submitted applications

Adrian Jones Associates
The Cottage Studio
Gellifor
Ruthin
LL15 1SB
Tel: 01824 790381
Email: adrianjones1@btconnect.com

47/2017/0131, 23/2017/0256, 15/2017/046, 15/2017/0862, 01/2017/0902, 01/2017/0901, 15/2017/1078
Ainsley Gommon Architects
The Old Police Station
15 Glynne Way
Hawarden
CH5 3NS
Tel: 01244 537100
45/2017/0636, 45/2017/0649, 30/2017/0877, 45/2017/0910, 01/2017/0992, 01/2017/0993, 01/2017/0991, 01/2017/0990, 01/2017/0989
B E Robinson ABEng, MWOBO
32 Clwyd Avenue
Rhuddlan
LL18 2UW
Tel: 01745 591188
Email: brianerobinson@hotmail.com
46/2017/0021, 45/2017/0028, 45/2017/0037, 45/2017/0048, 44/2017/0055, 44/2017/0053, 45/2017/0140, 45/2017/0144, 45/2017/0182, 43/2017/0218, 42/2017/0233, 43/2017/0269, 01/2017/0267, 45/2017/0291, 01/2017/0290, 45/2017/0326, 44/2017/0327, 44/2017/0333, 46/2017/0367, 43/2017/0371, 43/2017/0369, 43/2017/0354, 44/2017/0416, 40/2017/0405, 44/2017/0455, 43/2017/0489, 46/2017/0513, 43/2017/0520, 45/2017/0533, 43/2017/0580, 45/2017/0590, 43/2017/0617, 43/2017/0616, 43/2017/0644, 44/2017/0705, 43/2017/0803, 44/2017/0869, 31/2017/0890, 44/2017/0917, 45/2017/0921, 45/2017/0920, 45/2017/0927, 46/2017/0941, 43/2017/0946, 43/2017/0952, 43/2017/0951, 45/2017/1002, 01/2017/1001, 30/2017/1041, 45/2017/1048, 43/2017/1071
Blueprint
Redwither Tower Office 3K4
Redwither Business Park
LL13 9XT
Tel: 01978 356500
Email:Dafydd@blueprintarchitectural.com
03/2017/0084, 27/2017/0244, 03/2017/0521, 03/2017/0635
Brian Lewis Architectural Services
10 Parc y Llan
Llanfair DC
Ruthin
LL15 2YL
Tel: 01824 704725
Email:brian.lewis-architecture@hotmail.co.uk
14/2017/0116, 22/2017/0634, 02/2017/0648
Cadnant Planning Ltd.
1 Connaught House
Riverside Business Park
Benarth Road
Conwy
LL32 8UB
Tel: 01492 581800
Email: info@cadnantplanning.co.uk
16/2017/0111, 42/2017/0152, 20/2017/0148, 16/2017/0198, 23/2017/0303, 23/2017/0304, 23/2017/0302, 23/2017/0300, 23/2017/0299, 23/2017/0298, 23/2017/0301, 16/2017/0510, 47/2017/0550, 05/2017/0565, 02/2017/0603
Cambrian Woodland Services
20 Parc Alafowlia
Denbigh
LL16 3HZ
Tel: 01745 817684
e-mail: gwascoed@yahoo.co.uk
16/2017/0093, 24/2017/0283, 02/2017/0358
Caulmert Ltd.
Unit 14,
St Asaph Business Park
St Asaph
LL17 0LJ
Tel: 01745 530890
e-mail: neilfoxall@caulmert.com
02/2017/0275, 21/2017/0929, 23/2017/0948
Chris Parry
Hill House Hillside
Prestatyn
LL19 9PW
Tel: 01745 854945
e-mail: mail.chrisparry@gmail.com
43/2017/0051, 42/2017/0190, 45/2017/0795, 43/2017/0793, 45/2017/0815, 43/2017/0942, 45/2017/0958, 45/2017/0967, 43/2017/1012, 41/2017/1061
Creu
Diamond Building Upper Floor Studio
Highgate
Denbigh
LL16 3LE
Tel: 01745 814441
e-mail: info@creu.biz
01/2017/0158, 45/2017/0393, 43/2017/0718, 43/2017/0717, 46/2017/0762, 02/2017/0776, 02/2017/0777, 43/2017/0961
D2 Architects
Soughton House
2 Nicholas Street Mews
Chester
CH1 2NS
Tel: 01244 326347
e-mail: adam@d2architects.co.uk
02/2017/0049, 45/2017/0113, 43/2017/0119, 05/2017/0129, 27/2017/0308, 20/2017/0434, 23/2017/0495, 24/2017/0492, 01/2017/0493, 40/2017/0480, 45/2017/0611, 10/2017/0698, 23/2017/0742, 20/2017/0955
Graham Holland Associates
4 King Street
Knutsford
WA16 6DL
Tel: 01565 651066
02/2017/0549, 02/2017/0633, 16/2017/0986
Green Grass Services Ltd
Talargoch Trading Estate
Meliden Road
Dyserth
Tel: 01745 571712
43/2017/0885, 43/2017/0883, 43/2017/0934
Green Grass Services Ltd
Talargoch Trading Estate
Meliden Road
Dyserth
Tel: 01745 571712
43/2017/0885, 43/2017/0883, 43/2017/0934
JIG Architects Ltd.
Mold Business Park Unit 16
Wrexham Road
Mold
CH7 1XP
Tel: 01352 744889
e-mail: admin@jigarchitects.com
45/2017/0011, 43/2017/0391, 08/2017/0442, 21/2017/0713, 45/2017/0738, 10/2017/0747, 10/2017/0780, 17/2017/0833
JPH Architects
8 Brighton Road
Rhyl
LL18 3HD
Tel: 01745 350650
e-mail: info@jpharchitects.com
45/2017/0507, 47/2017/0582, 45/2017/0596, 45/2017/0640, 47/2017/0697, 43/2017/0772, 45/2017/0913, 45/2017/1067
Jan Bargiel
2 Church Mews
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
Ruthin
LL15 2RJ
Tel: 07973 134236
e-mail: jan4plans@outlook.com
14/2017/0094, 04/2017/0083, 01/2017/0127, 17/2017/0154, 06/2017/0163, 06/2017/0149, 15/2017/0162, 07/2017/0250, 16/2017/0240, 02/2017/0383, 19/2017/0419, 13/2017/0483, 24/2017/0485, 05/2017/0484, 14/2017/0487, 06/2017/0459, 02/2017/0592, 20/2017/0613, 02/2017/0687, 04/2017/0679, 22/2017/0686, 20/2017/0768, 20/2017/0769, 11/2017/0765, 11/2017/0764, 24/2017/0757, 02/2017/0761, 11/2017/0763, 16/2017/0824, 16/2017/0825, 06/2017/0826, 05/2017/0841
John Pugh
Bryn Coch Farm
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
Ruthin
LL15 2SH
Tel: 01824 705148
e-mail: johnappugh@usa.net 
13/2017/0181, 02/2017/0440, 01/2017/0424, 03/2017/0494, 05/2017/0501, 03/2017/0609, 03/2017/0739, 03/2017/0733
Kerry James Planning
Hen Vicarage
Llanrhaeadr
LL16 4NU
Tel: 01745 890200
e-mail: Kerry@kerryjamesplanning.co.uk
05/2017/0070, 45/2017/0584, 20/2017/0678, 01/2017/0801, 17/2017/1031, 05/2017/1077
Lawray Architects
Poplar House Yale Business Village
Ellice Way
Wrexham
LL13 7YL
Tel:01978 357887
e-mail: davidhughes@lawray.co.uk
27/2017/0157, 03/2017/0528, 27/2017/0624, 27/2017/0623
Leach Rhodes Walker
West Riverside
Manchester
M3 5AA
Tel: 01978 357887
01618330211
01/2017/0262, 01/2017/0245, 01/2017/0246, 01/2017/0365, 01/2017/0478, 01/2017/0531, 01/2017/0622, 01/2017/0610
Len Jinks
36 Heol Conwy
Abergele
LL22 7UT
Tel: 01745 822432
e-mail: lenjinks@btconnect.com
45/2017/0078, 31/2017/0103, 46/2017/0107, 46/2017/0108, 18/2017/0281, 40/2017/0381, 30/2017/0653, 40/2017/0701, 43/2017/0817
Matischok & Ross - Architectural Services
Birch House
Hen Lon Parcwr
Ruthin
LL15 1NA
Tel: 01824 705222
e-mail: mail@matischokross.co.uk
17/2017/0008, 08/2017/0155, 06/2017/0200, 24/2017/0236, 01/2017/0257, 11/2017/0311, 31/2017/0278, 01/2017/0319, 10/2017/0330, 16/2017/0331, 02/2017/0357, 01/2017/0372, 07/2017/0392, 24/2017/0433, 47/2017/0475, 02/2017/0508, 20/2017/0527, 05/2017/0545, 02/2017/0563, 47/2017/0595, 16/2017/0621, 10/2017/0627, 12/2017/0638, 46/2017/0637, 18/2017/0652, 07/2017/0663, 24/2017/0670, 02/2017/0688, 45/2017/0753, 13/2017/0754, 06/2017/0782, 02/2017/0794, 11/2017/0843, 19/2017/0870, 13/2017/0882, 09/2017/0887, 08/2017/0896, 21/2017/0957, 16/2017/0980, 46/2017/1015, 04/2017/1007, 07/2017/1051, , 18/2017/1057, 11/2017/1065, 11/2017/1066
Matthew Jones Architects
Studio 115
Station Road
Deganwy
LL31 9EL
Tel: 01492 583036
e-mail: admin@matthewjonesarchitects.com
07/2017/0364, 02/2017/0366, 02/2017/0982, 31/2017/1026
Owen Devenport Ltd
20 Vale Street
Denbigh
LL16 3BE
Tel: 01745 816145
e-mail: info@owendevenport.co.uk
40/2017/0071, 01/2017/0124, 01/2017/0125, 01/2017/0126, 05/2017/0207, 47/2017/0325, 02/2017/0581, 40/2017/0642, 15/2017/0767, 46/2017/0944, 40/2017/0977, 47/2017/0903, 30/2017/0949
Parry Davies Architects Ltd.
Studio 55:20
North Wales Business Park
Abergele
Conwy
LL22 8LJ
Tel: 01745 585517
e-mail: pdparchitects@aol.com
42/2017/0013, 01/2017/0065, 45/2017/0060, 45/2017/0076, 01/2017/0081, 40/2017/0087, 30/2017/0211, 01/2017/0422, 08/2017/0401, 43/2017/0458, 08/2017/0468, 42/2017/0572, 45/2017/0575, 01/2017/0591, 47/2017/0689, 46/2017/0775, 46/2017/0831, 03/2017/0838, 45/2017/0850, 14/2017/0888
Paterson Macaulay & Owens
9 Earl Road
Mold
CH7 1AD
Tel: 01352 755703
15/2017/0074, 21/2017/0178, 15/2017/0711
Peter Lloyd - PL Planning
6 Rhyd Drive
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4NE
Tel: 01492 547740
e-mail: plplanning@btconnect.com
43/2017/0445, 45/2017/0448, 47/2017/0551, 45/2017/0570, 47/2017/0792, 43/2017/0849, 43/2017/0848
Planscape
Lychgate House
1 St Mary’s Court
Whitford
CH8 9AG
Tel: 01745 560083
e-mail: lester@planscape.org.uk
46/2017/0221, 46/2017/0270, 01/2017/0655, 43/2017/0823, 28/2017/0874
Proarb Ltd
Bodelwyddan Business Centre
Abergele Road
Bodelwyddan
LL18 5SX
Tel: 01745 828380
45/2017/0040, 18/2017/0736, 44/2017/1079
R. Arwel Davies & Co.
Llwyn Derw
Prion
LL16 4SA
Tel: 01745 890635
e-mail: ad@rarweldavies.co.uk
44/2017/0605, 44/2017/0604, 23/2017/1073
Richard Broughton
Coed Teg Farm
Nant y Glyn Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 6AB
Tel: 07737598586
e-mail: mail@richardbroughton.co.uk
30/2017/0029, 42/2017/0054, 43/2017/0058, 44/2017/0072, 45/2017/0110, 43/2017/0114, 44/2017/0153, 44/2017/0165, 31/2017/0175, 43/2017/0195, 43/2017/0213, 02/2017/0214, 43/2017/0237, 43/2017/0238, 43/2017/0243, 45/2017/0268, 44/2017/0289, 46/2017/0328, 43/2017/0339, 02/2017/0363, 43/2017/0376, 43/2017/0415, 43/2017/0444, 43/2017/0443, 44/2017/0450, 45/2017/0500, 42/2017/0514, 43/2017/0506, 43/2017/0524, 43/2017/0541, 40/2017/0556, 40/2017/0555, 44/2017/0569, 44/2017/0571, 43/2017/0647, 43/2017/0665, 43/2017/0654, 45/2017/0707, 45/2017/0706, 43/2017/0708, 43/2017/0719, 30/2017/0749, 42/2017/0758, 43/2017/0759, 43/2017/0798, 45/2017/0799, 46/2017/0807, 43/2017/0805, 43/2017/0806, 43/2017/0818, 43/2017/0863, 43/2017/0871, 44/2017/0900, 45/2017/0911, 43/2017/0919, 46/2017/0973, 45/2017/1042,
Roger Parry andrtners LLP
20 The Estates Office Salop Road
Oswestry
SY11 2NU
Tel: 01691 655334
e-mail: richard@rogerparry.net
20/2017/0234, 47/2017/0680, 47/2017/0681, 47/2017/0682
Ty Architecture Cyf
Maes Draw
Llanfihangel GM
Corwen
LL21 9UF
Tel: 01490 420667
e-mail: tyarchitecture@hotmail.com
12/2017/0015, 05/2017/0014, 06/2017/0150, 24/2017/0286, 24/2017/0285, 06/2017/0345, 16/2017/0332, 05/2017/0423, 05/2017/0449, 12/2017/0602, 16/2017/0628, 13/2017/0684, 06/2017/0690, 24/2017/0703, 04/2017/0828, 03/2017/1043, 09/2017/1064
Wynn Rogers Partnership
The Hollies
Vale Street
Denbigh
LL16 3AP
Tel: 01745 812100
01/2017/0039, 02/2017/0558, 02/2017/0606, 08/2017/0660, 01/2017/0668, 01/2017/0669, 02/2017/0760, 02/2017/0778, 40/2017/0813, 40/2017/0812, 01/2017/0867, 01/2017/0932, 08/2017/0983, 01/2017/0999, 18/2017/1000, 01/2017/1006, 20/2017/1037, 02/2017/0542, 02/2017/0057, 02/2017/0059, 02/2017/0176, 15/2017/0199, 19/2017/0228, 18/2017/0232, 30/2017/0230, 02/2017/0248, 07/2017/0241, 01/2017/0280, 08/2017/0344, 47/2017/0421, 01/2017/0464, 15/2017/0504, 02/2017/0516, 02/2017/0543

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.

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. There is a charge for this and you should get advice from a planning agent as scaled plans will be required.

You may wish to consult the following policy guidance prior to submitting your enquiry;

Minor applications

The table below shows which proposed developments 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

The table below shows which proposed developments 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.

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.

  • Notice of Development Commencing – to be sent to Local Authority
  • Notice to be Displayed on Site whilst Development takes place
Large major development applications

The table below shows which proposed developments 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.

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.

  • 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.

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. 

Download a pre-application advice form

How much does it cost?

The costs for using this service are as follows;

Type of application Cost
Householder £25
Minor development £250
Major development £600
Large major development £1000                          
Developments of National Significance £1,500


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.