Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2019

Updated: Wed 26th Feb

Police firing range planning application

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 12th, 2019

North Wales Polices’ firing range is set to receive an upgrade.
The range between Ruthin and Rhewl is the subject of a planning application put in by North Wales Police to Denbighshire County Council.
Three structures will be built, including an administration block, a street scene building and a training building.
The training building will be two storeys with a viewing platform for officers to observe their colleagues being put through their paces.
A report to planners said: “This building will be used for exercise purposes including fitness (bleep) tests as well as training with associated observation purposes. On the ground floor, it is proposed to build demountable walls, forming corridors / rooms. These corridors and rooms will be used for multiple options and layouts for building / room entry and clearance of rooms, all to promote officer safety. The gantry above will be used by the instructors to observe the training going on below without interfering or hampering the trainees below. No live firing will be conducted within this building.”
Given the nature of the training going on at the site the public will not be allowed onto the property and there are no rights of way over the land.
Gwyn Davies, clerk to Llanynys community council wrote to planners to say: “The only concern that Llanynys Community Council has to the above planning application and plans is that of the additional noise pollution from the firing range as a result of the additional buildings (including the height element) of the planning application which means that Denbighshire County Council Planning Department should address the concerns of the Community Council observations to the planning application. ”

By Shane Brennan – Local Democracy Reporter

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