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 Selby District Council providing technical assistance and making necessary decisions at key stages.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Following the Examiner's Final report on the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Council has produced a Decision Statement in line with regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The Examiner has proposed that, subject to his proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum.

For the reasons given by the Examiner the Council is satisfied that, subject to the Examiner's proposed modifications being made to the Plan, that the Plan should proceed to referendum.

The Referendum into the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2027 wil be held on 23 November 2017.

Further details are available on the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Development Plan webpage.

Neighbourhood Development Plans submitted for Examination

Following the consultation undertaken between 21 December 2016 and 15 February 2017 on the Submission Draft, the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Development Plan was submitted for examination on 20 March 2017. Mr Robert Yuille was appointed as the independent examiner to undertake the assessment.

The Examiner has now issued the Final Report on the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood development Plan on 31 August 2017. The Final Report. Further information is available on the Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Planning page.

Consultation on Neighbourhood Development Plan – Submission Draft

The Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Selby District Council for consultation. This submission stage is the final statutory consultation stage before the plan undergoes examination by an Independent Examiner.

The consultation is now closed. Further information is available here.

Consultation on Applications for Designation of Neighbourhood Areas

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by The Localism Act 2011, Schedule 9

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 2

We have received two applications, one from Brayton Parish Council and one from Escrick Parish Council, for the designation of neighbourhood areas. We are seeking comments on these applications from those who live, work or carry out business in the areas.

How to view applications:

The proposed boundaries and supporting statements can be viewed below:

Brayton Neighbourhood Area Application and Map

Escrick Neighbourhood Area Application and Map

The proposed boundaries and supporting statements are available to view at:

  • Access Selby, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Selby, YO8 4JS

    • Opening Times:

      • Monday - 9.30am - 4.00pm

      • Tuesday - 9.30am - 4.00pm

      • Wednesday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

      • Thursday - 9.30am - 4.00pm

      • Friday - 9.30 - 4.00pm

  • Brayton Community Centre, Foxhill Lane, Brayton, Selby, YO8 9EL - Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Brayton Neighbourhood Area Application and Map only)

  • Escrick Village Hall, 1 Sadlers Walk, Escrick, York, YO19 6LS (Escrick Neighbourhood Area Application and Map only)

The consultation will run for 6 weeks between Thursday 14th September 2017 and Thursday 26th October 2017. If you wish to make comment on the proposed neighbourhood areas, these must be made in writing by 5pm on Thursday 26th October 2017.

Comments can be made by:

  • email to - please make the subject title Neighbourhood Planning followed by the area you wish to comment on.
  • post to: Planning Policy, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT

If you require further advice or assistance, please contact the neighbourhood planning team by email - or by telephone on 01757 292034.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas

Selby Town Neighbourhood Area

Appleton Roebuck and Acaster Selby Neighbourhood Area

Church Fenton application for Neighbourhood Area

Ulleskelf application for Neighbourhood Area

How many Neighbourhood Areas have been designated in Selby District?

 The Neighbourhood Area map identifies all the Neighbourhood Areas in Selby District.

More information on Neighbourhood Planning and Neighbourhood Area Applications

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

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 call us on 01757 705101 or email us on

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

The following links provide useful source of information:

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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 Advisory Service

Planning Practice Guidance

Our Neighbourhood Planning

My Community Rights


Content of representations schedule

Selby District Council accepts 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 full 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, the Council 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.