Neighbourhood planning

Through the Localism Act, the government introduced rights and powers to allow local communities to come together to prepare neighbourhood plans.

You can read the Localism Act on the government website. This introduced a new tier to the planning system, giving local communities greater control over the development of their areas. 

It enables a community, be it a group of residents, employees or businesses, to have a say in where new development should go, what it should look like and also the power to grant planning permission.

You can find out more on our information about neighbourhood planning page, including frequently asked questions.

Progress on neighbourhood plans

The following neighbourhood plans are shown with their current level of progress. Those neighbourhood plans that are adopted (called made neighbourhood plans) are shown first and then those that other plans following that.

Made (adopted) neighbourhood plans

Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby neighbourhood plan

The Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 7 December 2017. The plan is now part of the development plan for Selby. You can see the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby neighbourhood plan on the parish council's website.

Bradleys Both neighbourhood plan

The  Bradleys Both neighbourhood plan (pdf / 6 MB) was made (adopted) on 22 September 2023. The plan is now part of the development plan for Craven.

Church Fenton neighbourhood plan

The  Church Fenton neighbourhood development plan (pdf / 3 MB) was made (adopted) on 29 September 2021. The plan is now part of the development plan for Selby.

Escrick neighbourhood plan

The  Escrick neighbourhood development plan (pdf / 11 MB) was made (adopted) on 13 December 2022. The plan is now part of the development plan for Selby.

Gargrave neighbourhood plan

The Gargrave neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 8th July 2019. The plan is now part of the development plan for Craven. You can see the Gargrave neighbourhood plan on the parish council's website.

Ingleby Arncliffe neighbourhood plan

The Ingleby Arncliffe neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 14 December 2021. The plan is now part of the development plan for Hambleton. You can see the Ingleby Arncliffe neighbourhood plan on the parish council's website.

Otley neighbourhood plan

The Otley neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 4 March 2020. The neighbourhood area lies predominantly within the Leeds City Council area but includes two small areas within the Harrogate area of North Yorkshire. The plan is now part of the development plan for the Harrogate area.

You can see the Otley neighbourhood plan on the town council's website.

Ripon neighbourhood plan

The Ripon neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 10 April 2019. The plan is now part of the development plan for the Harrogate area. You can see the Ripon neighbourhood plan on the city council's website.

Roecliffe and Westwick neighbourhood plan

The Roecliffe and Westwick neighbourhood plan was made (adopted) on 23 May 2022. The plan is now part of the development plan for the Harrogate area. You can see the Roecliffe and Westwick neighbourhood plan on the parish council's website.
 

Other neighbourhood plans' progress

Appleton Wiske neighbourhood plan

Appleton Wiske Parish Council applied for the designation of the whole parish as a neighbourhood area on 20 June 2012. The neighbourhood area was designated on 11 September 2012.

Appleton Wiske Parish Council are not currently actively preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Brafferton and Helperby neighbourhood plan

Brafferton and Helperby Steering Group applied for part designation of their parish boundary to be designated as a neighbourhood area on 7 June 2021. The neighbourhood area was designated on 14 September 2021. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Brafferton and Helperby Parish Council website.

Brayton neighbourhood plan

Brayton Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and this was approved in November 2017. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Brayton Parish Council website.

Bulmer neighbourhood plan

Bulmer Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was subsequently designated on 7 September 2023. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Bulmer Parish Council website.

Cayton neighbourhood plan

Cayton Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 8 June 2016 and was subsequently designated.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Cayton Parish Council website.

Clapham cum Newby neighbourhood plan

Clapham cum Newby Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on July 2018.

As the majority of Clapham village is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the national park authority is taking the lead in supporting the plan.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Clapham cum Newby Parish Council website.

Cononley neighbourhood plan

Cononley Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on 31 March 2015.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Cononley Parish Council website.

Dishforth neighbourhood plan

Dishforth Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on 9 February 2017. In October 2021 we were notified that the parish council is no longer preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Easingwold neighbourhood plan

Easingwold Town Council applied for the designation of the whole parish as a neighbourhood area on 25 March 2014. The neighbourhood area was designated on 15 July 2014.

Easingwold Town Council are not currently actively preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Eastfield neighbourhood plan

Eastfield Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 12 October 2015 and was subsequently designated. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Eastfield Town Council website.

Filey neighbourhood plan

Filey Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 20 June 2022 and was subsequently designated.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Filey Town Council website.

Huby neighbourhood plan

Huby Parish Council applied for the designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 22 May 2012. The neighbourhood area was designated on 11 September 2012.

Huby Parish Council are not currently actively preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Husthwaite neighbourhood plan

Husthwaite Parish Council applied for their parish to be designated as a neighbourhood area on 9 November 2022. The neighbourhood area was designated on 10 January 2023.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan, visit the Husthwaite Parish Council website.

Hutton Rudby, Rudby, Middleton and Skutterskelfe Neighbourhood Plan

Rudby Parish Council applied for the combined parishes of Hutton Rudby, Middleton on Leven, Rudby and Skutterskelfe as a neighbourhood area in May 2016. The neighbourhood area was designated on 6 September 2016.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Rudby Parish Council website.

Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill neighbourhood plan

Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on 4 April 2019. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council website.

Knaresborough neighbourhood plan

Knaresborough Town Council submitted a neighbourhood plan to North Yorkshire Council in July 2023 and Regulation 16 consultation will take place shortly. 

Further information on the latest position can be found on our Knaresborough neighbourhood plan page.

Malton and Norton neighbourhood plan

Malton and Norton Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and has submitted a plan under Regulation 16. 

Consultation took place on this plan in the autumn of 2023, the Neighbourhood Plan is now at the examination stage. 

For further information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Malton and Norton Town Council website

You can also find further details about the examination on our Malton and Norton neighbourhood plan page.

Masham neighbourhood plan

Masham Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on 26 July 2018. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Masham Parish Council website.

Newby and Scalby neighbourhood plan

Newby and Scalby Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 20 June 2022 and was subsequently designated. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Newby and Scalby Town Council website.

Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan

Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council has submitted a neighbourhood plan and, following consultation, independent examination is currently underway.

The examiner has written to us and Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council to provide an update on progress with the examination.

The examiner advises that a further focussed consultation should be carried out to seek views on the Pannal and Burn Bridge Design Codes document and the policies it supports.

Further information about the latest position can be found on our Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan page.

Selby neighbourhood plan

Selby Town Council applied for designation of neighbourhood area and was approved on 3 March 20216. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Selby Town Council website.

Spofforth with Stockeld neighbourhood plan

Spofforth with Stockeld Parish council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved on 24 January 2018. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Spofforth and Stockeld Parish Council website.

Stavely and Copgrove neighbourhood plan

Staveley and Copgrove Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was approved in April 2019.

In October 2021 we were notified that the parish council is no longer preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Stokesley neighbourhood plan

Stokesley Town council applied for the designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 23 July 2015. The neighbourhood area was designated on 6 October 2015. 

Stokesley Town Council are not currently actively preparing a neighbourhood plan.

Tadcaster neighbourhood plan

Tadcaster Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was subsequently designated in May 2020. 

The Neighbourhood Plan is now approaching pre-submission consultation stage. For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Tadcaster Town Council website.

Terrington neighbourhood plan

Terrington Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was subsequently designated on 18 May 2023. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Terrington Parish Council website.

Ulleskelf neighbourhood plan

Ulleskelf Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was subsequently designated in February 2017. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Ulleskelf Parish Council website.

Welburn neighbourhood plan

Welburn Parish Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area and was subsequently designated on 27 February 2023. 

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Welburn Parish Council website.

Whitby neighbourhood plan

Whitby Town Council applied for designation of the whole of the parish as a neighbourhood area on 25 October 2022 and was subsequently designated.

For information about the progress that has been made in preparing the neighbourhood plan visit the Whitby Town Council website.