Planning and conservation

Find out about planning and conservation.

Services List

Appeal against a planning decision

You can appeal a decision on a planning application if you disagree with it or if the application was not determined within eight weeks (for a typical householder development) or 13 weeks for major developments.

Planning policy

Planning policy for North Yorkshire with information on our policies, adopted documents and how we make planning decisions and allocate land for development.

Planning enforcement

We have a duty to investigate complaints about development that may have been carried out without permission or consent.

Building control in your area

Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. The regulations are developed by the UK government and approved by Parliament.

Local land charges in your area

Local land charges are an outstanding financial claim, restriction, prohibition, decision or information affecting a piece of land.

Developer contributions

Find out about funding contributions to the local area that we oversee as part of planning applications.

Trees and hedges

Certain trees and hedges are protected by law and must not be removed without permission.

Self-build and custom housebuilding

The government wants to enable more people to build their own homes. We are required to keep a register of how many people are actively seeking land to build a home in North Yorkshire.

Brownfield land registers

Find out about our brownfield land registers, what information they contain and how to submit a site for possible inclusion.