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.

New legislation - Sustainable drainage systems

From 7 January 2019, there will be new legislation in place making it mandatory to have sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on new developments.

Visit the Welsh Government website to find out more about the legislation making SuDS mandatory

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 2019 and 31st October 2019.

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

22/2019/0275

05/2019/0346

05/2019/0347

30/2019/0406

17/2019/0438

05/2019/0701

17/2019/0711

05/2019/0788

05/2019/0804

05/2019/0803

05/2019/0814

17/2019/0854

22/2019/0915

B E Robinson ABEng, MWOBO
32 Clwyd Avenue
Rhuddlan
LL18 2UW
Tel: 01745 591188
Email: brianerobinson@hotmail.com

43/2019/0007

45/2019/0048

45/2019/0061

45/2019/0060

43/2019/0059

45/2019/0081

43/2019/0169

45/2019/0177

43/2019/0209

43/2019/0255

44/2019/0258

44/2019/0297

46/2019/0323

45/2019/0337

44/2019/0418

45/2019/0427

45/2019/0550

40/2019/0551

47/2019/0552

44/2019/0596

18/2019/0616

43/2019/0645

46/2019/0649

46/2019/0650

45/2019/0738

46/2019/0748

43/2019/0825

46/2019/0893

42/2019/0928

Blueprint
Redwither Tower Office 3K4
Redwither Business Park
LL13 9XT
Tel: 01978 356500
Email:Dafydd@blueprintarchitectural.com

24/2019/0034

15/2019/0250

47/2019/0369

27/2019/0727

15/2019/0802

47/2019/0857

05/2019/0938
Brian Lewis Architectural Services
10 Parc y Llan
Llanfair DC
Ruthin
LL15 2YL
Tel: 01824 704725
Email:brian.lewis-architecture@hotmail.co.uk

15/2019/0167

15/2019/0166

15/2019/0165

16/2019/0280

16/2019/0481

20/2019/0510

Cabana Architecture
Glasfryn
Bryn y Felin
Dyserth
LL18 6AE
Tel: 07901827176

43/2019/0309

44/2019/0477

42/2019/0572

43/2019/0693

44/2019/0755

Cadnant Planning Ltd.
1 Connaught House
Riverside Business Park
Benarth Road
Conwy
LL32 8UB
Tel: 01492 581800
Email: info@cadnantplanning.co.uk

42/2019/0157

02/2019/0159

40/2019/0368

23/2019/0451

07/2019/0447

01/2019/0501

01/2019/0590

01/2019/0743

01/2019/0776

01/2019/0773

01/2019/0774

01/2019/0775

44/2019/0870

09/2019/0901

Cambrian Woodland Services
20 Parc Alafowlia
Denbigh
LL16 3HZ
Tel: 01745 817684
e-mail: gwascoed@yahoo.co.uk

01/2019/0184

02/2019/0630

02/2019/0831

Caulmert Ltd.
Unit 14,
St Asaph Business Park
St Asaph
LL17 0LJ
Tel: 01745 530890
e-mail: neilfoxall@caulmert.com

40/2019/0158

42/2019/0228

40/2019/0457

01/2019/0646

Chris Parry
Hill House Hillside
Prestatyn
LL19 9PW
Tel: 01745 854945
e-mail: mail.chrisparry@gmail.com

42/2019/0043

43/2019/0053

45/2019/0044

42/2019/0571

43/2019/0591

43/2019/0694

45/2019/0787

43/2019/0815

Christopher Sanders
Star Yard
High Street
Denbigh
LL16 3LB
Tel: 01745 813852
 

01/2019/0038

01/2019/0458

25/2019/0463

D2 Architects
Soughton House
2 Nicholas Street Mews
Chester
CH1 2NS
Tel: 01244 326347
e-mail: adam@d2architects.co.uk

43/2019/0045

02/2019/0325

12/2019/0358

21/2019/0423

01/2019/0480

45/2019/0635

09/2019/0750

10/2019/0843

02/2019/0842

20/2019/0855

Dylan Roberts Cyf
Pencraig Fawr
Llansannan
Denbigh
LL16 5HE

41/2019/0428

41/2019/0675

43/2019/0704

Graham Holland Associates
4 King Street
Knutsford
WA16 6DL
Tel: 01565 651066

20/2019/0528

18/2019/0541

18/2019/0540

HDS Architectural Services
15 Yorke Street
Wrexham
L13 8LW
Tel: 01978 345 250

03/2019/0302

03/2019/0859

03/2019/0869

Hannah James Associates Ltd.
Clwyd Chambers
Clwyd Street
Rhyl
LL18 3LA
Tel: 01745 275272
E mail: hj@hannahjamesltd.com
 

41/2019/0428

41/2019/0675

43/2019/0704

JIG Architects Ltd.
Mold Business Park Unit 16
Wrexham Road
Mold
CH7 1XP
Tel: 01352 744889
e-mail: admin@jigarchitects.com

10/2019/0104

23/2019/0222

43/2019/0278

17/2019/0303

01/2019/0305

01/2019/0420

23/2019/0609

43/2019/0652

01/2019/0655

01/2019/0721

20/2019/0777

JPH Architects
8 Brighton Road
Rhyl
LL18 3HD
Tel: 01745 350650
e-mail: info@jpharchitects.com

45/2019/0064

47/2019/0065

47/2019/0100

47/2019/0099

47/2019/0101

43/2019/0132

43/2019/0131

45/2019/0156

45/2019/0181

30/2019/0231

47/2019/0342

45/2019/0370

43/2019/0384

43/2019/0386

46/2019/0485

43/2019/0498

43/2019/0509

45/2019/0537

43/2019/0536

46/2019/0604

30/2019/0602

45/2019/0695

45/2019/0715

45/2019/0861

45/2019/0940

Jan Bargiel
2 Church Mews
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
Ruthin
LL15 2RJ
Tel: 07973 134236
e-mail: jan4plans@outlook.com

25/2019/0025

 13/2019/0005

 02/2019/0069

 02/2019/0070

 01/2019/0071

 20/2019/0068

 20/2019/0190

 02/2019/0194

 02/2019/0193

 02/2019/0238

 21/2019/0185

 21/2019/0301

 04/2019/0317

 27/2019/0400

 01/2019/0408

 16/2019/0409

 11/2019/0410

 17/2019/0407

01/2019/0483

05/2019/0762

08/2019/0782

20/2019/0794

01/2019/0862

John Pugh
Bryn Coch Farm
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
Ruthin
LL15 2SH
Tel: 01824 705148
e-mail: johnappugh@usa.net 

03/2019/0114

16/2019/0285

03/2019/0290

16/2019/0286

03/2019/0362

03/2019/0504

02/2019/0618

20/2019/0871

Kerry James Planning
Hen Vicarage
Llanrhaeadr
LL16 4NU
Tel: 01745 890200
e-mail: Kerry@kerryjamesplanning.co.uk

04/2019/0139

04/2019/0140

15/2019/0218

47/2019/0419

10/2019/0443

41/2019/0671

25/2019/0767

24/2019/0887

Len Jinks
36 Heol Conwy
Abergele
LL22 7UT
Tel : 01745 822432 
E‑mail :  lenjinks@btconnect.com

09/2019/0078

41/2019/0147

28/2019/0154

43/2019/0163

28/2019/0404

30/2019/0837

Life in Architecture
3 Chapel Mews
Ffynnongroew
Flintshire
CH8 9SW
Tel:  07872589988
E-mail: 
life123@live.co.uk

43/2019/0116

43/2019/0574

45/2019/0681

43/2019/0685

Marsh Planning & Design Ltd.
53Gronant Road
Rhyl
LL19 9DT
Tel: 01745 289775

45/2019/0063

45/2019/0168

45/2019/0488

45/2019/0521

45/2019/0653

Matischok & Ross - Architectural Services
Birch House
Hen Lon Parcwr
Ruthin
LL15 1NA
Tel: 01824 705222
e-mail: mail@matischokross.co.uk

01/2019/0016

02/2019/0028

47/2019/0102

47/2019/0146

01/2019/0142

01/2019/0141

08/2019/0135

08/2019/0134

04/2019/0153

20/2019/0162

13/2019/0164

22/2019/0188

20/2019/0201

20/2019/0200

14/2019/0227

17/2019/0182

11/2019/0321

09/2019/0352

24/2019/0354

11/2019/0361

15/2019/0371

13/2019/0373

14/2019/0388

18/2019/0389

08/2019/0936

17/2019/0937

20/2019/0466

11/2019/0472

02/2019/0514

02/2019/0517

20/2019/0558

19/2019/0654

23/2019/0662

02/2019/0680

16/2019/0700

17/2019/0710

01/2019/0716

02/2019/0749

41/2019/0801

15/2019/0798

18/2019/0819

01/2019/0836

15/2019/0829

13/2019/0830

23/2019/0841

43/2019/0858

08/2019/0881

45/2019/0909

12/2019/0897

12/2019/0898

20/2019/0914

 01/2019/0920

Owen Devenport Ltd
20 Vale Street
Denbigh
LL16 3BE
Tel: 01745 816145
e-mail: info@owendevenport.co.uk

41/2019/0089

27/2019/0225

14/2019/0308

P & L AgriConsulting Ltd.
Fields Farm
Alkington Road
Whitchurch
SY13 3NH
Tel: 07939474838

06/2019/0413

11/2019/0456

47/2019/0470

11/2019/0491

41/2019/0506

06/2019/0547

Parry Davies Architects Ltd.
Studio 55:20
North Wales Business Park
Abergele
Conwy
LL22 8LJ
Tel: 01745 585517
e-mail: pdparchitects@aol.com

01/2019/0039

43/2019/0143

18/2019/0148

43/2019/0151

41/2019/0213

17/2019/0204

18/2019/0248

45/2019/0263

08/2019/0253

46/2019/0246

43/2019/0440

46/2019/0516

22/2019/0511

45/2019/0539

45/2019/0542

43/2019/0555

46/2019/0603

43/2019/0656

46/2019/0813

31/2019/0850

45/2019/0872

24/2019/0882

43/2019/0900

Paterson Macaulay & Owens
9 Earl Road
Mold
CH7 1AD
Tel: 01352 755703

21/2019/0197

21/2019/0913

21/2019/0916

21/2019/0917

21/2019/0929

Peter Jones‑Hughes
33 Wynne Avenue North
Old Colwyn
LL29 9RH
Tel: 01492 516 684

47/2019/0320

47/2019/0422

47/2019/0482

Peter Lloyd - PL Planning
6 Rhyd Drive
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4NE
Tel: 01492 547740
e-mail: info@plplanning.co.uk

45/2019/0271

45/2019/0270

45/2019/0269

41/2019/0283

43/2019/0507

15/2019/0601

16/2019/0823

Planscape
Lychgate House
1 St Mary’s Court
Whitford
CH8 9AG
Tel: 01745 560083
e-mail: lester@planscape.org.uk

30/2019/0037

42/2019/0217

47/2019/0425

43/2019/0532

42/2019/0612

30/2019/0939

Richard Broughton
Coed Teg Farm
Nant y Glyn Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 6AB
Tel: 07737598586
e-mail: mail@richardbroughton.co.uk

43/2019/0006

46/2019/0014

23/2019/0021

45/2019/0032

43/2019/0054

45/2019/0111

43/2019/0112

43/2019/0109

43/2019/0149

02/2019/0155
45/2019/0205

43/2019/0265

44/2019/0295

42/2019/0288

43/2019/0298

43/2019/0315

43/2019/0335

44/2019/0341

43/2019/0345

45/2019/0363

43/2019/0364

43/2019/0396

44/2019/0402

43/2019/0811

46/2019/0838

46/2019/0868

43/2019/0880

43/2019/0904

42/2019/0930

45/2019/0417

45/2019/0416

43/2019/0450

02/2019/0461

02/2019/0460

43/2019/0464

43/2019/0465

43/2019/0522

43/2019/0549

44/2019/0554

43/2019/0613

43/2019/0614

45/2019/0623

43/2019/0621

45/2019/0620

42/2019/0624

43/2019/0644

30/2019/0647

08/2019/0648

43/2019/0697

45/2019/0726

47/2019/0741

42/2019/0742

43/2019/0758

43/2019/0753

45/2019/0783

43/2019/0796

47/2019/0797

43/2019/0817

The Building Plot Ltd
Wepre House
Lon Parcwr Business Park
Ruthin
Denbighshire
LL15 1NJ
Tel:  01824 562017
E-mail:  thebuildingplot.com@gmail.com

12/2019/0066

14/2019/0233

11/2019/0240

06/2019/0338

14/2019/0376

05/2019/0455

01/2019/0682

17/2019/0686

19/2019/0760

11/2019/0770

18/2019/0816

05/2019/0890

05/2019/0886

12/2019/0912

Ty Architecture Cyf
Maes Draw
Llanfihangel GM
Corwen
LL21 9UF
Tel: 01490 420667
e-mail: tyarchitecture@hotmail.com

20/2019/0035

04/2019/0074

04/2019/0096

24/2019/0115

02/2019/0119

03/2019/0175

02/2019/0219

02/2019/0220

02/2019/0257

20/2019/0289

15/2019/0299

28/2019/0444

01/2019/0475

18/2019/0492

02/2019/0524

04/2019/0543

05/2019/0526

24/2019/0585

20/2019/0566

24/2019/0569

04/2019/0599

24/2019/0607

17/2019/0628

01/2019/0627

02/2019/0728

02/2019/0729

02/2019/0739

16/2019/0740

16/2019/0756

19/2019/0769

06/2019/0785

01/2019/0784

01/2019/0822

20/2019/0847

03/2019/0853

27/2019/0878

27/2019/0876

27/2019/0877

01/2019/0903

01/2019/0926

06/2019/0925

Wynn Rogers Architectural Services
Studio 3,
Rosemary Lane,
DENBIGH,
LL16 3TT
Tel : 01745 812100 
E‑mail :  consult@wynn‑rogers.co.uk

02/2019/0052

02/2019/0095

08/2019/0110

46/2019/0113

02/2019/0196

46/2019/0212

02/2019/0276

18/2019/0360

09/2019/0429

01/2019/0385

11/2019/0433

18/2019/0446

02/2019/0467

01/2019/0479

46/2019/0489

18/2019/0560

01/2019/0579

01/2019/0669

13/2019/0663

08/2019/0683

30/2019/0699

28/2019/0808

15/2019/0846

06/2019/0865

11/2019/0905

11/2019/0907

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.

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.