This document outlines the 3 disciplines which control the development and use of land in the interest of the public and the environment.
The main duties of the team are to determine a variety of planning applications which include householder, advertisements, change of use, listed buildings as well as large scale residential, commercial and industrial development schemes.
Other duties include:
Provide a formal enquiry system to determine if planning permission is required
Provide pre application advice to potential applicants
Negotiate with developers and applicants on formal proposals
Deal with amendments to approved schemes
Prepare and give evidence on behalf of the Council for Appeals
Consult and liaise with other departments of the Council
Represent the Council on external working groups and committees.
The Planning Enforcement Section investigates complaints from all sources about breaches of planning control. They include:
Unauthorised building works
Unauthorised change of use
Breaches of advertisement control or planning conditions
Unauthorised works to Listed Buildings and buildings in Conservation Areas
Unauthorised works to trees either protected by a Tree Preservation Order or subject to planning conditions or within a conservation area
Untidy sites causing unacceptable injury to visual amenity
Efforts are usually made to settle cases by negotiation but it may be necessary to resort to legal action.
Minerals and waste planning is the control of developments involving mineral extraction and processing and the disposal of wastes. Sites are monitored from their commencement through to the completion of a five year maintenance period.
Minerals worked in Wrexham have included sand, gravel, coal, clay, ash, peat and limestone
There are landfill sites of various sizes for domestic, commercial, industrial as well as demolition and construction wastes.
A document called "The Interim Statement of Minerals Policy" was published in March 1997. It contains a range of detailed policies in respect of mineral workings to cover the period during the preparation of the Unitary Development Plan.
Contact: Community Wellbeing and Development, Wrexham County Borough Council, 16 Lord Street, Wrexham LL11 1LG . Tel: (01978) 292016. Fax: (01978) 292502. E-mail: email@example.com