Denbighshire County Council has undertaken direct action at a site between Llandegla and Bwlchgwyn to remove cars, white goods and other items being stored without planning permission.

This completes the first phase of a strategy to tackle a number of open-air storage facilities in that area.

The operation, which took place on Friday, September 17, follows the serving of an Enforcement Notice which the owner did not comply with.

The Notice also requires the landowner to cease the unauthorised occupation of the site by tenants, who are not responsible for the unauthorised storage.

This current action does not relate to the unauthorised occupation of the site and the Council is continuing to work towards compliance with this element of the Notice.

Cllr Mark Young, the Council’s Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “We have made numerous attempts to work with the landowner to prevent this action being taken.

“This first phase will result in an immediate improvement to the visual impact of the site and will help deliver the wider strategy for dealing with other issues at the site, including the unauthorised occupation.

“Phase one is being delivered jointly with our partners North Wales Police.

“The family currently living on the site will not be impacted by this current action and their welfare is being considered carefully as this action is taken.”


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