Denbighshire County Council has been shortlisted for an award for its work cutting down on red tape.

The Council’s Planning and Public Protection department has been named a finalist in the Regulatory Delivery Awards, a UK-wide competition showcasing outstanding work in delivering regulation.

Denbighshire was shortlisted for its work with its Better Business for All (BBfA) project which brings together businesses and the Council’s planning and public protection department to improve how regulation is delivered to save businesses time and money.

The Council now offers better co-ordination between services so a more holistic service can be provided to businesses during visits.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire, said: “Being shortlisted in the Regulatory Delivery Awards is a real achievement and I would like to congratulate all the staff in the Planning and Public Protection department for their hard work.

“Better Business for All is all about removing the regulatory barriers to growth - and raising the economic competitiveness of Denbighshire.

“We believe this is an effective way of supporting businesses, and along with a number of projects under our Economic and Community Ambition Strategy, is helping Denbighshire firms by developing the economy.

“We are looking to extend the principles of Better Business for All to other service areas to further improve the way the Council interacts with businesses.”

Other work undertaken to improve regulatory delivery in the county includes Primary Authority Partnerships with local businesses, the production of business packs to provide improved guidance and support as well as workshops with businesses to help develop policies.

The winners will be announced at an event in Birmingham on July 4.