The North Yorkshire Local Plan

Find out more about the development of the new North Yorkshire Local Plan and how you can get involved.

Have your say on our Statement of Community Involvement

We are currently consulting on our Statement of Community Involvement. This sets out how people can get involved in the preparation of the North Yorkshire Local Plan, as well as neighbourhood plans and planning applications.

Find out more and have your say on our Statement of Community Involvement consultation page

The North Yorkshire Local Plan will set out where development will take place across the county over the next 15 to 20 years. It will also set out policies and strategies that planning applications will be considered against. This does not include the two national parks which have their own development plans.

We have a duty to prepare and adopt a local plan for the area the new North Yorkshire Council covers. When adopted, this will replace the existing local plans for the former district authority areas.

You can find out about existing local plans on our planning policy in your local area page.

As we start to create the plan we will let you know important information such as the timetable for preparing the plan, which is also known as the Local Development Scheme, as well as when consultation and engagement will take place and how you can have your say.

How you can get involved

We are now creating a list of people who would like to be involved in any consultation around the local plan and are encouraging everyone to sign up.

Sign up on our local plan portal to be involved

We are not allowed to just keep using your details if you were previously involved in the local plan for any of the former councils so make sure to sign up if you would like to be involved.

What happens next

We will be carrying out a consultation on our new Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out how we consult with people on planning, as well as early engagement on the new local plan. If you sign up to the list, you will be notified of this and other important events.

If you have any questions you can contact us about the local plan.