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Planning advice and guidance
This section provides advice and guidance about the planning process in North Yorkshire.
The County Council is responsible for managing the county development control function, dealing with all planning applications for minerals (e.g. quarries, oil and gas sites) and waste (e.g. landfill and recycling) developments and the County Council's own development (e.g. schools, libraries, and highways).
The County Council encourages developers to enter into pre-application discussions. This gives you an opportunity to contact planning services to discuss your proposal before formally submitting your application. It will also help to identify potential problems prior to a formal application being submitted and will help to speed up the decision making process.
The County Council is responsible for handling planning applications for minerals development e.g. quarries, oil and gas sites and waste developments e.g. landfill and recycling, as well as handling applications for its own land and buildings.
There are two ways to make an enquiry about whether a planning application is required:
A written response will be given within ten working days of the receipt of the information.
The benefits of making a planning enquiry
There are considerable benefits in seeking advice before making an application: