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Consultation starts on new plan to shape development for Selby area

The latest consultation on a new Local Plan for the Selby area has been launched.

The Local Plan sets out where development will take place across the area up to 2040. It also includes policies and strategies that planning applications will be considered against.

This round of consultation asks for comments on a revised version of the plan, which incorporates changes made since the previous consultation in 2022.

The main changes are the removal of the proposed Heronby settlement and the addition of four proposed development sites at Eggborough, Hambleton, Hensall and North Duffield. Other changes have been made to reflect the revised National Planning Policy Framework published in December 2023, and site allocation policies are now clearer and more consistent.

North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for open to business, Cllr Derek Bastiman, said: “The new Local Plan will help to ensure that we have a development plan for the Selby area, in line with national planning guidance, which reflects our economic strategy and priorities for the area.

“This consultation is the final opportunity for people to make their comments on the plan before we submit it to the Secretary of State for formal examination by an independent planning inspector.”

People can view and make comments about the revised plan online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/selbylocalplan up until 4.30pm on Friday, April 19. The website also lists joining instructions for Microsoft Teams information sessions at 6.30pm on Thursday, March 14, and Tuesday, April 9.

Printed copies of the revised plan, policies map, associated documents and guidance notes on how to respond to the consultation are available at the following locations during opening hours:

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•         Selby Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

•         County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD.

•         Barlby Library and Community Hub, Howden Road, Barlby, YO8 5JE.

•         Selby Library, 62, Micklegate, Selby, YO8 4EQ.

•         Sherburn in Elmet and Villages Community Library, Finkle Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EA.

•         Tadcaster Community Library, Station Road, Tadcaster, LS24 9JG.

•         Supermobile Library.

Opening hours are listed at www.northyorks.gov.uk

Once the Selby Local Plan is formally adopted after government examination, it will exist until it is replaced by the new North Yorkshire Local Plan that the council is preparing during the next few years.

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