LDP Spatial Plan

The next stage of consultation for Flintshire's Local Development Plan (LDP) is now open. The LDP will define how the County will grow between now and 2030.

Decisions will have to be made about how many new houses will be needed and where they will be built. 

This County Council's consultation process deals with these two big decisions and they recently finished the consultation period.

There are different options and the Council want people to express an opinion. These are the 5 Spatial options:



Option 1 bases development in the same way the outgoing UDP worked - percentage growth limits for different settlement sizes. We could expect growth similar to that experienced in the last 15 years. The settlement categories have already been decided, Penyffordd/Penymynydd is a 'Sustainable Village', Dobshill is an 'Undefined Village'.



This option offers the greatest protection against growth for Penyffordd, but may not be adopted because the Council believes that there are many smaller settlements which could be developed sustainably.

The growth area is defined by an old Welsh national spatial plan. This presents potential for significant growth to Penyffordd because it does not take account of the size of settlements, just their location.



Penyffordd is also vulnerable in the transport option because of the train station, although Flintshire County Council recognise the low use of the Wrexham - Bidston railway, if this option were adopted there is the potential to see significant growth.

The sustainable option is the most realistic one to be adopted. This would bring some development to most communities, including ours, but it gives the flexibility to allow growth based not just on settlement size, but on the infrastructure and community needs.

Through our Community Development Plan, with the strong views of the villagers and realistic growth planning we hope that our community can influence Flintshire County Council about the scale and suitability of developments for our community within the LDP.

You can read all about the details of the Spatial plan and the considerations at the Flintshire County Council website, including details of the 6 options for the number of houses needed on the Flintshire website:

Summary Document


Easy Read version


Consultation Document


Comments Form


The period for comments ended on the 9th December 2016.

If you have any questions you can email the Community Plan Team at team@penyfforddcommunity.org