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View more details for consultation Draft Integrated Network Map Consultation Draft Integrated Network Map Consultation Wrexham County Borough Council 23 Apr 2018 16 Jul 2018
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council (along with all other Welsh Local Authorities) is required under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to produce an Integrated Network Map setting out a 15 year programme of improvements. The public consultation is to inform the development of the Integrated Network Map will be undertaken during 2018. The feedback received from the consultation will be used to help inform the development of the Integrated Network Maps.

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) 2013 to 2028 Wrexham Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) 2013 to 2028 Wrexham County Borough Council 09 Apr 2018 16 Jul 2018
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council is preparing the Local Development Plan (LDP) which will replace the current adopted Unitary Development Plan. The LDP will be a long-term land use and development strategy focused on achieving sustainable development and will:

  • guide development for housing, employment, retail and other uses;
  • set out policies that will be used to decide planning applications; and
  • safeguard areas of land requiring protection or enhancement.
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View more details for consultation Local Housing Strategy 2018-23 Local Housing Strategy 2018-23 Wrexham County Borough Council 16 Apr 2018 09 Jun 2018
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council needs a housing strategy to respond to the challenges of providing housing and has a clear framework which sets out the forthcoming direction of housing in Wrexham County Borough.

The Local Housing Strategy 2018-2023 will provide information on current provision, demand and main influences as well as outline what is required for the next five years. The strategy will consist of three parts. A one page strategy will deliver the headlines of what we want to achieve, further detail will be provided in an accompanying booklet which is a continuation of the one page strategy and an Action Plan which will detail the actions, targets and measures of how the Council will achieve the commitments outlined in the strategy.

The Strategy may need to be reviewed during its lifetime in order to respond to any changes in  legislation, funding and resources which cannot be predicted at present.

This strategy is not a stand-alone document and reflects the priorities in Wrexham County Borough Council’s Plan. Both the Council Plan and the Local Housing Strategy support and are underpinned by a  number of themes in current legislation. We recognise that a housing strategy is not just about “bricks and mortar”. It is about regeneration, prosperity, aspirations, economic growth and supporting people to live in their homes and communities.

The Local Housing Strategy will follow three themes:

  • More Housing More Choice
  • Improving Homes and Communities
  • Better Services to improve people’s lives
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View more details for consultation Draft Local Planning Guidance Note 35: GREAT CRESTED NEWT MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS – Johnstown Draft Local Planning Guidance Note 35: GREAT CRESTED NEWT MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS – Johnstown Wrexham County Borough Council 05 Mar 2018 02 Apr 2018
Why are we doing this?

This is one of a series of local planning guidance notes, amplifying local development plan policies and reflecting national guidance in relation to developments affecting Great Crested Newt (GCN)  Triturus cristatus populations.  This guidance note is intended to provide advice and guidance to developers, land owners, members and other local authority council officers when assessing development proposals involving, or in close proximity to GCN population, together with other material planning considerations.  

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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).

What we found out

More than 3,700 people took part in the consultation and gave their views about the proposals we made, as well as making some suggestions of their own.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part for their time.

What difference has it made?

The results from the consultation were presented to Elected Members in order to shape the decisions they made about Wrexham County Borough Council's budget for 2018/19.

The 'You Said, We Did' report details what decisions have been made about each of the proposals presented for consultation.

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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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