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Development plans & policies


The Planning Policy Service will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. This will have some impact on service delivery. Officers continue to progress the Examination into the Deposit LPD.

If you have general policy queries or questions about the LDP, please submit these via email either directly to the relevant officer (if you know) or to the general email address

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Local Development Plan

The Council is preparing a Local Development Plan (LDP) for the County. 

View the Local Development Plan web page

Flintshire Unitary Development Plan (FUDP)

The FUDP is the adopted development plan for the 15 year period 2000 – 2015.  The aim of the FUDP is to provide a framework for making rational and consistent decisions on planning applications and to guide development to appropriate locations.  This identifies sites where new housing, employment and other development can take place, as well as setting out policies to protect important countryside, habitats, resources and heritage.  Although the adopted UDP became time expired at the end of 2015 it remains the adopted development plan for the County.  Regard will need to be had to ensuring that the Plan is compliant with up to date Welsh Government guidance in Planning Policy Wales, Technical Advice Notes and any other relevant guidance.

Addendum: Please note that there is an error in the UDP hard copy written statement in relation to policy STR1 -  New Development. Criterion (a) of the policy should read:-

"generally located within existing settlement boundaries, allocations, development zones, principal employment areas and suitable brownfield sites and will only be permitted outside these areas where it is essential to have an open countryside location;"

This mirrors the electronic version of the policy.  For clarification the words " and suitable brownfield sites" were omitted from the hard copy version.

View the Flintshire UDP: Interactive Unitary Development Plan 

Inspect or purchase a paper copy of the plan

Copies of the FUDP are available for inspection at:

  • Ty Dewi Sant, Ewloe.
  • Council Offices, Flint,
  • Connects Office, Holywell
  • all libraries (including mobile libraries)

Planning Policy Team

Any queries relating to the UDP, LPD or other planning policy matters should be directed to the Policy Team. Email: Helpline: 01352 703213.