LDP Candidate Sites

The LDP will steer development within Llangollen and the whole of Denbighshire over the next 15 years. This is an important chance for you to influence how that development takes place.

A number of sites in Llangollen have been submitted as ‘Candidate Sites’ for development. Here is a guide to the sites…

Llangollen Youth Club Site site
Site ref: CS-03E-170

Youth Club Playing Field

Some thoughts on the youth club playing field site;

  • This land is a vital resource for the youth club, kids, adults, families and sports teams.
  • This green space should be retained as a playing field to support the health and well-being of Llangollen residents.
  • Increased vehicle traffic.
  • Increased demand on local services.

Site Name: Land off Maesmawr Road, Llangollen – Option 1
Site Ref: CS-03E-107

Maesmawr Road – Option 1

Site Name: Land off Maesmawr Road, Llangollen – Option 2
Site ref: CS-03E-108

Maesmawr Road – Option 2. Includes Option 1 and the field next door. This is a much bigger site than Option 1.

Site Name: Maesmawr Road, adjacent to Tyn Y Wern, Llangollen
Site Ref: CS-03E-077

Land off Maesmawr road adjacent to Tyn y Wern

Some thoughts that apply to all 3 of the Maesmawr road sites;

  • The site is large and so development would significantly alter the character of the town, and local services would struggle to cope.
  • Employment within the town cannot support a site of this size, meaning increased commuting out of the town.
  • The site is on the edge of town, and would pushing out the development boundary.
  • The site has poor transport links. Birch Hill is a narrow and already busy road and would form the main access to amenities from the site.
  • The site is too far out of the centre of town for Active Travel to be realistic.
  • Development of the site would have significant negative visual impact on the valley.
  • Development of the site would mean that the valley would lose important agricultural land, reducing potential for the agricultural industry.

Have your say

To have your say either…

Click here to visit the council’s consultation page. This contains lots of background information and a link to the consultation form.

OR

Complete the Consultation Response Form and return it by emailing: planningpolicy@denbighshire.gov.uk or
posting it to: Strategic Planning and Housing, Denbighshire County Council, PO Box 62,Ruthin, LL15 9AZ

The deadline for submissions is 30th August 2019.

Ask Denbighshire Council to declare a Climate Emergency

Llangollen Friends of the Earth and XR Rebellion NE Wales are asking Denbighshire County Council to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency at their meeting on 2nd July.

Please take two minutes to contact your county councillor using our easy to use form, and ask them to support Denbighshire declaring a climate emergency. CLICK HERE or above to access the form.

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/ask-denbighshire-council-to-declare-a-climate-emergency/

Big Bike Ride to School on ITV

The Big Bike Ride event was organised by Llangollen Friends of the Earth, and was part of the Sustrans ‘Big Pedal’, a national event involving over 2,000 schools. More than 70% of pupils from both the English and Welsh medium primary schools decided to cycle, scoot, or walk to school that day instead of travelling by car.

The event in Llangollen was covered by ITV Cymru/Wales as well as BBC Radio Wales. You can read more about the event here.

Plastic Straw Free Update

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Here is a list of the businesses in Llangollen that have committed to swap plastic straws for more environmentally friendly straws or are do not provide plastic straws unless specifically requested;

•Oak Street Coffee
•Vintage Rose Tearoom
•Finleys Sandwich Bar
•Bensons Bar & Restaurant
•Buttered Crust
•RAFA Club
•The Bull Inn
•The Corn Mill
•The Wharf Café
•Llangollen Fringe Festival
•Llangollen Oggie Shop & Fine Foods
•The Sun Inn (Trevor)
•Courtyard Coffee Shop
•Riverbanc Cafe
•The Boathouse, Chirk
•The Bridge End Hotel
•Crown Inn Corwen
•New Dot Cinema
•TCC fundraising Event
•White Waters Hotel
•M’eating Point
•Gails Wine Bar
•Ysgol Bryn Collen Summer Fayre
•Valley Crucis Abbey
•Britannia Inn
•Llangollen Oggie Shop
•Cellar Door

Composting Workshops

There are so many benefits of composting! Composting is a vital part of the earth natural life cycle, it turns every day organic matter into fertile rich soil which can be used to grow food and plants.

Home composting has many benefits.

With the decline of insect numbers and wildlife, compost bins provide a rich habitat and ecosystem for these essential creatures to grow. Composting at home reduces the need for food waste and organic matter to be transported to secondary locations and thus reducing Co2 emissions.

Growing your own food using your own compost is a great way to connect back with nature and enables more seasonal eating. If you can grow your own food then it saves on food being shipped around the world for our consumption, it also reduces the need for the packaging that is produced to ensure safe transport.

A lot of compost that is bought in stores contains peat, moving away from peat-based compost will help safeguard these fragile environments. There has been developments lately in the anti plastic movement to switch some packaging to compostable materials, many of these products can not be processed by our Local Authorities and require them to be composted at home.

Llangollen & District Friends of the Earth have been running a series of free workshops to help promote home composting in the local area.
Workshops have been held in Denbigh, Ruthin, Llangollen, Corwen, Prestatyn, Conwy and Bodfari. If you would be interested in attending a workshop in the future, please get in touch.

Plastic Free Llangollen

We’re asking businesses to consider how they can reduce their use of plastic. We’re asking them to replace one plastic product as soon as possible, and to choose plastic free alternatives going forwards.

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Local councillor acts on air pollution

After monitoring last year, we found that air pollution levels in Llangollen could be of concern. We called on Denbighshire County Council to improve pollution monitoring in Llangollen.

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A summary of the results from last year

 

In other parts of Denbighshire air pollution monitoring is carried out on an annual basis, but the last time that Llangollen was monitored by DCC was in 2002.

Our local councillor Graham Timms agreed with us that monitoring should be more frequent, and organised a series of tests for Llangollen. Testing has now started and we await the results, which should be made public in early Spring 2018.

Cllr Graham Timms speaking with concerned local residents
Cllr Graham Timms speaking with concerned local residents at a known pollution blackspot