Public asked to help shape new plan for development in Selby area

The public will be asked to help to shape a wide-ranging planning document which is due to cover the Selby area.

Heronby, which was earmarked for land near Stillingfleet, had been a key development to deliver long-term housing growth needs for the area up to 2040.

But councillors were told that due to concerns raised about the highways impact of the new settlement which cannot be fully resolved at this stage, the proposals should be removed from the plan and that further consultation is undertaken.

During a full council meeting, members backed proposals for four new sites to be added in Eggborough, Hambleton, North Duffield and Hensall for a total of 301 homes.

A view of Selby

Executive member for open for business, Cllr Derek Bastiman, said the public will now be asked for their views on the proposals for the Selby area, before the plans are once again considered at a full council meeting.

The Local Plan sets out where development will take place across the former Selby area. It will also set out policies and strategies that planning applications will be considered against.

The public consultation is due to run for six weeks from 8 March to 19 April.