Selby neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the government's localism agenda.

It aims to give local communities greater power to shape development by taking a more active role in the development of planning policies at a local level. Within the Selby district, neighbourhood planning will be led by town and parish councils with us providing technical assistance and making necessary decisions at key stages.

Made (adopted) plans

Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby neighbourhood development plan
Church Fenton neighbourhood development plan
Escrick neighbourhood development plan

Neighbourhood planning referendums

There are no current neighbourhood development plans undertaking referendums.

Neighbourhood development plan submitted for examination

There are no current neighbourhood development plans submitted for examination.

Neighbourhood development plan consultations

The Tadcaster neighbourhood development plan is currently consulting on its pre-submission neighbourhood development plan between 23 June until 11 August 2023.

Application for designation of neighbourhood areas

There are no current consultations for the designation of neighbourhood areas.

Designated neighbourhood areas

Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby neighbourhood area
Brayton neighbourhood area
Church Fenton neighbourhood area
Escrick neighbourhood area
Selby Town neighbourhood area
Tadcaster neighbourhood area
Ulleskelf neighbourhood area

How many neighbourhood areas have been designated in the Selby district?

The neighbourhood area map identifies all the neighbourhood areas in the Selby district.

More information on neighbourhood planning and neighbourhood area applications

Neighbourhood development plan guidance

The guidance note below is aimed at local communities who wish to develop a neighbourhood plan for their area and provides guidance on the processes involved:

 Neighbourhood development plan guidance (pdf / 527 KB)

Neighbourhood area application guidance

To assist Parish Councils who wish to make an application to be designated a neighbourhood area in order to produce a neighbourhood plan we have prepared a guidance note to support your submission.

 Neighbourhood area application guidance (pdf / 125 KB)

If you are thinking about producing a neighbourhood development plan, neighbourhood development order or community right to build order, or would just to know more about neighbourhood planning, please contact us.

Where can I find more information about neighbourhood planning and localism?

The following links provide useful sources of information:

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016
The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012
The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
The Neighbourhood Planning (prescribed dates) Regulations 2012
Localism Act 2011
Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG neighbourhood planning guidance
Department for communities and local government: A plain English guide to the Localism Act 2011
Planning practice guidance
Neighbourhood planning
Our neighbourhood planning
My community rights


Content of representations schedule

We accept no responsibility for the content of representations submitted for any neighbourhood plan. Representations are the views of the individual/organisation and may cause offence or distress. In order to allow free speech and just opinion and to carry out a fully transparent consultation, there will be no censoring of any representations.

Personal data on our website

To ensure each individual's personal data is secure on our website, we will make reasonable efforts to remove all personal identifiers (name, address, contact detail and signatures) of individuals but due to the format and quantity of representations, cannot guarantee that all identifiers have been removed. The Council cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or upset that this may cause

Personal data on paper file

Please note that the paper master file of representation is a public document and personal details in this file will not be censored. You may view the paper master file and it may be possible to take photocopies of the representations. The Council's standard photocopying charge will be levied.


Anonymous representations cannot be considered valid but will be included in the schedule. If an original author would like to add their name and contact details they may be considered valid. There may be some representations which are valid, but the contact details are unclear, as such the author may not be contacted. Petitions are not shown on the website as all personal identifiers have been removed.