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View more details for consultation Draft Local Planning Guidance Note 5: Houses in Multiple Occupation Draft Local Planning Guidance Note 5: Houses in Multiple Occupation Wrexham County Borough Council 04 Dec 2017 19 Feb 2018
Why are we doing this?

The purpose of the draft revision Local Planning Guidance Note 5: Houses in Multiple Occupation is to set out criteria for how proposals for houses in multiple occupation (HMO) will be assessed so that smaller/more affordable units of accommodation can continue to be developed whilst at the same time trying to avoid over concentrations of HMOs in specific areas. The guidance also sets out the important planning requirements for HMOs, including minimum external areas for large HMOs.

In parallel with the proposed up addition an update to Local Planning Guidance Note 16: Parking is proposed.

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View more details for consultation The Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB Draft Supplementary Planning G The Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB Draft Supplementary Planning G Wrexham County Borough Council 20 Nov 2017 29 Jan 2018
Why are we doing this?

The draft SPG seeks to provide clear and easy to understand guidance to raise awareness of the AONB and improve the quality of development and landscape design in and around the AONB. When approved by each of the Local Planning Authorities the SPG will be a material planning consideration in determining planning applications and appeals.

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View more details for consultation The Wrexham We Want The Wrexham We Want Wrexham Public Services Board 10 Oct 2017 02 Jan 2018
Why are we doing this?

We've been working on a plan that we hope will shape the present and future of the county borough of Wrexham.

It's really important we get it right. That's why we've worked hard to involve you every step of the way, and now it’s time to ask for your views on the plan that we’ve drafted. 

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View more details for consultation Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation 2018/19 Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation 2018/19 Wrexham County Borough Council 16 Nov 2017 10 Dec 2017
Why are we doing this?

Reviewing Local Discretions which are available as part of the scheme.

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View more details for consultation Difficult Decisions 2018-20 Difficult Decisions 2018-20 Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Oct 2017 30 Nov 2017
Why are we doing this?

Local Councils have less money to spend on services because Government (UK and Wales) are giving us less money in our budgets every year.  Wrexham Council has already saved around £18 million in the last three years, and we think we’re going to have to find another £13 million over the next two years. Overall, we have had to make savings of £52 million since 2008.

We want to be able to deliver good services to you, and we’re always looking for ways to get better at what we’re doing.  We are working hard to become a more modern organisation and to make sure that we have the right staff and services in place to meet the needs of local people. 

We are trying to make savings which don’t affect the public in a bad way, but as we have less and less money to spend every year, it’s getting harder.  We are also given new responsibilities by Welsh Government every year, which all cost money and time (e.g. changes in Social Services).

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View more details for consultation Information, Advice & Assistance Survey Information, Advice & Assistance Survey Wrexham County Borough Council 12 Oct 2017 24 Nov 2017
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Adult Social Care Department recognises that the right information and advice; given at the right time, can empower people to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

Our vision is that Wrexham citizens are able to get information and advice about how to improve their independence and wellbeing, when they need it, in the way they need it, wherever they look for it.

We want our citizens to have the information and support they need to live safe, active, healthy lives and to be able to live independently for longer.  A key aspect of achieving this outcome is for citizens to have easy access to Information, Advice & Assistance.  Section 17 of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales) 2014 places a duty upon the Local Authority to establish an Information, Advice and Assistance service.

 

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View more details for consultation Welsh language Welsh language Wrexham County Borough Council 06 Oct 2017 19 Nov 2017
Why are we doing this?

The Council is undertaking this consultation in order to try and understand why there is so little interaction with the Council's services in Welsh and why the take up of services through the medium of Welsh is low and disappointing despite the Council providing opportunities, particularly online, for people to communicate in Welsh. The results will help the Council to  identify what the  barriers are, our residents'  habits with regard to the use of social media  and accessing information about the Council through the medium of   Welsh.  The results  will help us better understand   how our Welsh speaking residents want to be communicated with and the methods they prefer.

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View more details for consultation Adult Social Care Questionnaire for Carers Adult Social Care Questionnaire for Carers Wrexham County Borough Council 02 Nov 2015 01 Nov 2017
Why are we doing this?
Adult Social Care would like to know about your experience of being a Carer in Wrexham to help us to improve our support for you and others who are Carers.
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The final report for this work is contained within the documents tab, this provides an analysis of findings from the postal and online survey this year.

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Travel Behaviour Study Wrexham Travel Behaviour Study Wrexham County Borough Council 19 Jun 2017 30 Oct 2017
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) is looking to understand how people travel in Wrexham and the wider County Borough, in order to develop sustainable travel solutions and infrastructure plans for the future. It is designed to help inform the transport approach for the emerging Local Development Plan (LDP) and will form part of the evidence used.

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View more details for consultation Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017, Consultation Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017, Consultation Wrexham County Borough Council 24 Jul 2017 18 Sep 2017
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council is reviewing its Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) with the intention of publishing a new draft plan by the end of 2017.

What we found out

A consultation on the use of Wrexham’s public rights of way was undertaken as part of the public consultation on the Council portal. It was also sent out to the subscribers of Consultations, Wrexham Panel, or Your Voice Wrexham Panel, (2128 recipients).

A total of 362 people accessed the consultation, 94% of respondents used the public rights of way indicating the survey was completed by users of the network, with a very low response rate from non users. A figure of 89% of the respondents had used the public rights of way network in the last month, suggesting respondents were active users.

Respondents were asked what would encourage them to use the public rights of way network in Wrexham through ranking a number of proposals.

  • Removal of obstructions was ranked by 75% of people in their 1st to 3rd priority.
  • Better maintenance, such as surface improvements of public rights of way and strimming received strong support, 71% ranked this in their 1st to 3rd priority listing
  • There was strong support for better waymarking and signage on paths, 68% of people considered this to be their 1st to 3rd priority.
  • The use of pedestrian gates rather than stiles was given lower support, 40% ranked this in their 1st to 3rd priority listing.
  • Similarly, better information on where to walk, cycle or ride on the Council website was given lower priority, 32% ranked this in their 1st to 3rd priority listing.
  • Information on groups you could join to walk or ride in your area, had the lowest priority ranking, only 19% ranked this in their 1st to 3rd priority listing.

The question “how can public rights of way be improved or developed  to make them more accessible” , was an open question. The answers from respondents strongly supported better signage and maintenance of surfaces and gates replacing stiles. 

The open question, “are public rights of way in the right place, for you to use them, do we need new public rights of way in the Wrexham area, if so where ?”,  was answered in a mixture of ways. Some people thought there were enough rights of way, some found it hard to answer the question, as they didn’t know where all the public rights of way were, others gave specific example as to where they would like new public rights of way across the County Borough.

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