Call for sites for the North Yorkshire Local Plan

Find out more about the call for sites for consideration through the new North Yorkshire Local Plan and how to submit a site.

We have reached another early milestone in the preparation of the new local plan for North Yorkshire with the start of the process known as the call for sites. This stage is an opportunity for land owners, site promoters, developers or other interested parties to put sites forward for consideration in the new local plan to meet the future needs of the area. 

Sites can be put forward for any use or designation and this can include, but is not limited to, housing, employment and commercial development, retail and leisure, renewable energy generation and biodiversity or other environmental enhancement schemes.

Submit a site

The process of submitting sites can all be done online, including the plotting of the site boundary, the submission of details or supporting documentation and any works carried out to date. We encourage sites to be submitted by the end of June.

Submit a site on our local plan portal

Next steps

For site promoters

We will log your site and start work on the process of assessing it. If we need any clarification on any matters or the submission of further information we will be in touch.

For residents or other interested parties

The call for sites process is separate to the planning application process, the submission of a site for consideration does not necessarily mean that the site will be taken forward. It is often the case that more sites will be submitted at this stage than are needed to meet the future needs of the area.

These will be sites that are put forward for consideration through the local plan and involves a lengthy process that will take several years to complete including an independent examination of the plan and all of the proposed sites by an appointed planning inspector. Our current aim is to seek adoption of the plan in late 2028.

When submitted, these sites will be carefully assessed by planning officers with advice taken from both internal and external specialists on a range of matters from flooding and heritage to impact on the local roads, schools and ecology.

You will have the opportunity to comment on these sites in due course. Once the initial assessment is completed we will seek comments from the wider community on the list of sites at a future local plan consultation stage. This will include both those that may be proposed to be allocated in the local plan and those that may not, which may be placed on a reserve list. 

You can keep up to date with the North Yorkshire Local Plan and when consultations will be held by registering your details on our planning consultation portal. 

Sign up on our local plan portal to be kept up to date