See attached letter re Denbs LDP

Dear Sir / Madam
Denbighshire Local Development Plan (LDP) 2018- 2033: Draft Preferred Strategy Consultation
Denbighshire County Council approved the Draft LDP Preferred Strategy for public consultation on 14th May 2019.
The Draft LDP Preferred Strategy represents the first formal stage of producing the replacement Denbighshire Local Development Plan (LDP) and is referred to as the ‘Preferred Strategy’ stage.
Once the final draft version of the replacement LDP has been approved by the Council, which is expected to be in 2021, the new Denbighshire LDP will guide future growth and development in the County up to 2033.
The Draft Preferred Strategy consultation sets out the key land use issues that are required to be addressed in the County up to 2033. This includes the overall level of development growth for housing and employment land, where that growth will broadly be directed to in terms of location, and a number of strategic land use planning policies.
The Draft Preferred Strategy document is accompanied by a series of supporting documents which also form part of this consultation. The full list of consultation documents includes:
• Draft Preferred Strategy;
• Sustainability Appraisal;

• Habitats Regulations Appraisal; and
• Candidate Sites Register.
The Candidate Sites Register simply presents all the sites that have been submitted for consideration in the replacement LDP, but does not indicate any decision to include any of them. Individual site allocations and detailed planning policies will be considered at the second stage in the Plan-making process – the Deposit LDP – which will be subject to public consultation in 2020.
We are seeking your views on whether the Draft Preferred Strategy is the right one for the County and whether all the key issues have been identified and addressed.
The Draft Preferred Strategy is available at all One Stop Shops and libraries, and on the Council’s web site
A series of exhibitions have been arranged throughout the County to explain more about the LDP process and the Draft Preferred Strategy consultation as follows:
• 17th July 2019 2pm – 7pm Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NU
• 22nd July 2019 2pm – 7pm Former Granite Outdoors, 64 High Street, Rhyl, LL18 1TW
• 23rd July 2019 2pm – 7pm Ruthin Library, Record Street, Ruthin, LL15 1DS
The consultation will last for eight weeks commencing on 8th July 2019 until 30th August 2019. As you can see we have gone beyond the statutory six week consultation period required in a genuine attempt to allow full participation in the consultation of the Draft Preferred Strategy.
We would like to hear your views on the Draft Preferred Strategy and you can make comments in any of the following ways:
 via the consultation portal

by post using the consultation comments form to:
Strategic Planning and Housing
Denbighshire County Council
PO Box 62,
LL15 9AZ
 by email:
All comments received will be made publicly available and reported to Cabinet and Council as part of the report back on the consultation.
If you have any general enquiries about the LDP you can also telephone the LDP Team on 01824 706916 during normal office hours.

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