Environment

Head of Department:

Dafydd Wyn Williams
Gwynedd Council
Council Offices
Shirehall Street
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1SH

Phone: (01286) 679371

E-mail: DafyddWynWilliams@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

 

The Department includes:

 

Planning Policy Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • producing a Local Development Plan for the Gwynedd Council Local Planning Authority area
  • monitoring the adopted Gwynedd Unitary Development Plan
  • producing Supplementary Planning Guidance
  • providing specialist advice (including advice on planning applications, proposals, enforcement issues, appeals) and consultation responses on Planning Policy issues for the authority, external organisations and the general public
  • undertaking Housing Land Availability Surveys on a yearly basis
  • contributing to the production of Development Briefs and Development Strategies

More information

For more information go to the Planning Policy section or contact us:

Minerals and Waste Planning Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • offering advice on minerals and waste planning issues (e.g. quarrying activities, waste control developments such as facilities for recycling, composting, etc)
  • dealing with planning applications for mining activities and for waste management facilities. To submit an application download the Minerals and waste planning application form and send it to the address on the form
  • monitoring sites to ensure compliance with conditions
  • investigating complaints about alleged breach of planning control. View Gwynedd’s enforcement policy
  • providing input into the Local Development Plan on issues concerning minerals and waste planning policy
  • providing input into regional and national mineral and waste planning issues

For more information about the planning system in Gwynedd, go to the Planning pages.


More information

For more information or advice contact us:

  • Online: General enquiry about planning
    The first time you contact us online we will ask you to create an account. Your account will enable you to send us an enquiry, track what's happening to your enquiry and enable us to send you a response.
  • Phone: 01766 771000

Public Rights of Way Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • Public Rights of Way – paths and tracks which you can use to cross private land
  • maintaining Gwynedd’s Public Rights of Way network
  • ensuring that all public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways are free of obstruction

For information about the services provided by the Public Rights of Way Unit, go to the Rights of Way section.


More information

For more information or advice contact us:

Rural Operations Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • maintaining 7 local Nature Reserves in Gwynedd (excluding Snowdonia National Park)
  • maintaining 5 Lôn Las paths - for walking and cycling
  • maintaining the Llŷn Coastal Path and implementing the Gwynedd portion of the All Wales Coastal Path Scheme
  • managing and taking action on a range of environmental projects

More information

For more information or advice contact us:

Conservation Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • providing expert advice on issues relating to Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • reviewing Gwynedd’s Conservation Areas (excluding Snowdonia National Park)
  • monitoring Listed Buildings

More information

For more information or advice contact us:

  • Online: General enquiry about planning
    The first time you contact us online we will ask you to create an account. Your account will enable you to send us an enquiry, track what's happening to your enquiry and enable us to send you a response.
  • Phone: 01766 771000

Llŷn Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • preparing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan
  • working on projects that help to maintain Llŷn's unique identity
  • administering the Sustainable Development Fund to provide grants for projects that support and promote a more sustainable way of life

More information

For more information go to: www.ahne-llyn-aonb.org

Biodiversity Unit

The Unit is responsible for:

  • preparing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the Local Biodiversity Plan for the local planning authority area of Gwynedd Council
  • raising awareness about wildlife issues by arranging events including walks and discussions
  • providing expert advice on wildlife and biodiversity issues

More information

For more information please contact us:



Planning
 and Public Protection Service

Development Control
Planning Enforcement
Appeals
Public Inquiries
Trading Standards
Environmental Health
Licensing e.g. taxis/alcohol


Transport and Countryside Service

Road Safety
Cycle/Public Footpaths
Traffic
Highway Enforcement
Transport Grant
Public Transport
Countryside Unit


Council Land and Property Service

Parking
Pest control