The North Yorkshire Local Plan

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

Call for sites now open

Land owners, site promoters, developers or other interested parties can now put sites forward for consideration as part of the plan. We encourage sites to be submitted before the end of June. 

Submit a site or find out more about this stage of the process on our North Yorkshire Local Plan call for sites 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 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.

Local development scheme

The local development scheme is the timetable for the production of the documents that make up the local plan.

It is a project plan that outlines the arrangements for the production of the plan and the approximate timescales to which it will be produced.

The  local development scheme 2024 (pdf / 491 KB) is the first adopted timetable for the North Yorkshire Local Plan and covers the period up to the end of 2028.

What happens next

If you sign up to the list, you will be notified of consultations and other important events.

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

About the Selby Local Plan

Given the advanced stage that the preparation of the Selby Local Plan had reached, we made the decision to continue this work. This will provide certainty for residents and businesses about future new development until the Selby Local Plan is replaced by the North Yorkshire Local Plan.

We are currently consulting on the pre-submission revised publication plan. Find out more and have your say on this stage of the plan on our Selby Local Plan pages by 19 April.