Councillors in Denbighshire have agreed its approach to progressing with its replacement Local Development Plan.
The current Local Development Plan, which provides guidance on future developments in the county will run out in December 2021 and there is a need to have a Replacement Plan in place by then. The process agreed by members meeting at County Hall, Ruthin today (Tuesday) was about agreeing an overarching strategy for development/growth, not identifying individual sites.
Detailed work has taken place over the past 12 months or so on developing a range of options which identify how much development land is required for housing and employment and where that development should broadly be located. The draft Preferred Strategy sets out a proposed 68 hectares of employment land for development and land for 3,775 homes. It is recommended that the focus of this development be in areas with existing access to services, and includes for a Strategic Site at Bodelwyddan.
The Council will be asking the public for their views on the document when it launches an 8 week consultation in the coming weeks.
Graham Boase, Corporate Director – Economy and Public Realm, said: “Agreeing and adopting a Local Development Plan is a lengthy process and we have now agreed to go out to consultation on our broad approach.
"The responses to this consultation will be reported back to Members and the final Preferred Strategy will need to be approved by Council in the Autumn. This will allow the Council to progress to the next stage of the LDP process, which is around creating detailed policies, proposals and specific land use allocations. This more detailed work will also be subject to further public consultation".