National Park public engagement sessions

Here’s the text of a press release we’ve had from Natural Resources Wales about the proposed new National Park in North Wales.

Minera Community Council will also be hosting Howard Sutcliffe from the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB on Thursday 2 November at the Tyn y Capel at 7.30pm when Howard will give a presentation on the National Park proposals – everyone is welcome.


People are encouraged to mark their calendars as Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
announces the dates of a series of online and in-person engagement events where they
can have their say on an initial Area of Search map for a proposed new National Park in
North East Wales.

Welsh Government has commissioned NRW, as the Designating Authority in Wales, to
evaluate the case for a new National Park based on the existing Clwydian Range and Dee
Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The case for a new National Park will
be considered within the existing Senedd term (2021-2026).

The engagement events will take place in October and November 2023 and will be an
opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions of the team and share feedback
on an early map of the area being assessed.

Ash Pearce, Project Manager, said: “There will be a full consultation on a proposed
boundary map in 2024 when we have completed our assessments and refined the map. At
this stage the map simply defines the area to focus our assessment work, we are
interested in listening to and understanding all stakeholders’ points of view. I would urge
anyone interested in the project to visit one of our online or in-person drop-in events to find
out more about the work we are doing and share your feedback with us by completing a

The engagement period will run from Monday 9 October until 23:59 on Monday 27
November 2023. People will only need to attend one event, be that online or in-person
as the information shared will be the same for each event.

Engagement events – October and November 2023:

Wednesday 11 October *1pm – 7pm In-person
Canolfan Ceiriog,
New Rd, Glyn Ceiriog,
Llangollen LL20 7HE

Thursday 19 October 6pm – 7.30pm Online via Microsoft Teams

Saturday 28 October *10am – 4pm In-person
Loggerheads Country
Park, Ruthin Rd, Mold

Monday 6 November *1pm – 7pm In-person
Public Institute
Committee, Park
View/High St, Llanfyllin
SY22 5AA

Tuesday 14 November 6pm – 7.30pm Online via Microsoft Teams

Saturday 18 November *10am – 4pm In-person
Llangollen Town Hall
Castle St, Llangollen
LL20 8NU

Wednesday 22 November *1pm – 7pm In-person
Trelanwyd Memorial Hall,
The Record Journal,
Trelawnyd LL18 6DN

*Drop-in at any time between these times.

People are encouraged to drop by at the in-person events, there is no need to book a
place. If interested in taking part in one of the online events, email the project team at with your name, state
your interest (e.g. resident, community leader, landowner, farmer, business owner,
organisation representative, etc) and which event you are interested in (the date). These
will be bilingual events with simultaneous translation provided.

NRW have prepared procedural guidance setting out the statutory process that must be
followed. It is evidence based and allows for engagement and consultation with statutory
consultees, the public and other stakeholders. For more information on the project and
evaluation process, visit the website at: