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Council to consider free sanitary products in schools

Free Sanitary Products

Denbighshire County Council has voted to consider providing free sanitary products to every young woman and girl in schools across the county, following a motion put forward by the Plaid Cymru group on the Council this week.

Plaid Cymru’s motion called for free sanitary products to every young woman and girl in Denbighshire Schools to be provided in a way that respects their dignity and independence.

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Local Development Plan delay unhelpful

Mabon

Responding to delays in Denbighshire County Council's Local Development Plan because of intereference from the Labour Welsh Government, Councillor Mabon ap Gwynfor said: "The Cabinet Secretary's intervention is unhelpful and I have no doubt that it will have delayed things. We are inpatient in our need to move forward and get a new LDP in place as soon as possible, one that is fit for purpose, rather than the one which was forced on the Council by the Labour Welsh Government who seem to be putting the needs of developers first rather than the needs of our communities.

"The current LDP is not fit for purpose. The growth figures provided by the Welsh Government have been proven to be wildly inaccurate, and the Government's Planning Inspectorate told Denbighshire Council to adopt a lower percentage of affordable housing against all the evidence and advice available at the time. The Cabinet Secretary should let us get on with developing an LDP that answers the needs of our communities."
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LDP Unfit for purpose

Denbighshire County Council are preparing to start work on the Council's new Local Development Plan. The Local Development Plan is the legal document which shows what land is eligible to be developed for housing and commercial purposes.

Cllr. Mabon ap Gwynfor said: "We are inpatient in our need to move forward and get a new LDP in place as soon as possible, one that is fit for purpose, rather than the one which was forced on the Council by the Labour Welsh Government who seem to be putting the needs of developers first rather than the needs of our communities

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Public support for Denbigh Infirmary

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Public support for Denbigh Infirmary as fears raised over its future 

Fears for the future of Denbigh Infirmary were raised as more than 100 people attended a meeting to discuss health concerns in the town and wider Denbighshire area on Thursday.

The community hospital has seen the closure of 10 beds and local councillor Rhys Thomas raised concerns that this was creating uncertainty among staff, which could undermine the future of the Infirmary.

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Development Plans favours developers and landowners

“From my experience LDPs are designed to favour landowners and developers and not our communities.”

Those were the damning words of the councillor tasked with developing Denbighshire Council’s previous Local Development Plan.

Councillor Eryl Williams spoke out as Denbighshire Council was preparing its four-year review of their Local Development Plan.

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