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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 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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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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View more details for consultation The OW People’s Market Development The OW People’s Market Development Wrexham County Borough Council 03 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017
Why are we doing this?

The OW People’s Market Development will be a cultural community resource, bringing together arts and markets within the same footprint. This coexistence will celebrate the significance of markets within Wrexham’s cultural heritage and identity.

The development will be a new space for dialogue around subjects including social and civic issues, the environment, health, cultural identity, sustainability and education.

We will present a contemporary programme of welcoming and inclusive exhibitions, socially engaged projects and live performance. The programme will emphasise skills and craft, working with emerging and established artists from all backgrounds.

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View more details for consultation Developing and Expanding Shared Lives Services in Wrexham Developing and Expanding Shared Lives Services in Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 31 May 2017 13 Jul 2017
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Adult Social Care Department is looking to expand the ways in which it provides support to people with eligible needs in Wrexham.

People who use our services tell us that they wish to be cared for within their own homes and communities, rather than in residential care. One of the services we currently provide to older people is called ‘Shared Lives, Day Support’, which provides day time support to a group of up to 3 people in the home of a registered Shared Lives Carer. Shared Lives Carers are registered to provide personal care, as well as befriending support and support people to access their local community. This service is currently available to people aged over 65 years of age.

We would like to expand this service, to enable greater numbers of people, across all our client groups to access the support it has to offer. We are also interested in developing an Adult Placement in Wrexham, which can be accessible to all persons with eligible social care needs. Adult Placement is where an individual lives, on either a temporary or permanent basis, with a Shared Lives Carer/ family. This type of service is often used as an alternative to residential care or to enable people to begin their independent living journey. There is currently no Adult Placement Scheme in Wrexham. Within this pack there are some information sheets which provide some brief information on what this type of service looks like, in terms of who can access it, and what it costs for the individual. 

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