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Local Planning Guidance Notes

Published: 12/01/2017

Approval is being sought from the Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on 17 January for 20 Local Planning Guidance Notes (LPGNs) in order for them to be formally adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG). The LPGNs have been developed following an extensive consultation exercise covering developers, agents, consultants, internal council departments, adjoining authorities, town and community councils, statutory consultees and local interest groups between 18 December 2015 and 12 February 2016. The LPGNs, some new and others revised, cover a range of planning considerations from space around dwellings to Conservation Areas, nature conservation to affordable housing and parking standards to energy conservation and renewable energy and will be used in support of policies in the adopted Flintshire Unitary Development Plan (UDP), for use in determining planning applications. Cllr. Bernie Attridge Cabinet Member for Environment said; “The new LPGNs will help provide clear and informed guidance on all factors influencing decisions on planning applications and longer term land use strategies. They will also provide greater weight as material planning considerations on land use planning decisions and help clarify certain policies in the UDP, until such time as new SPG can be approved as part of the Local Development Plan currently being progressed.” Further information is available on the council’s