Council's planning performance supports business growth

Selby district’s ambitious plans for business growth are supported by the achievements of the Council’s planning team in exceeding its target for processing planning applications. 

Between April and June this year, Selby District Council exceeded its planning application performance target, with over 90% of all applications being processed on time. Processing planning applications on time is essential to the future growth of the district. With more applications being processed on time, more exciting projects such as the redevelopment of the Kellingley Colliery site and proposals to redevelop the former Rigid Paper site in Selby will progress and take shape helping to bring additional jobs and opportunities to the local economy. 

Cllr John Mackman, Selby District Council’s Executive member with responsibility for  Place Shaping and Deputy Leader of the Council said, “The Council has ambitious plans to make the district a great place to do business and a vital part of this is making sure that we’re able to support the right type of development effectively. 

“For the area to be able to achieve its full potential the Council needs to be equipped to meet the growing interest in the area.  With more businesses taking advantage of our position at the heart of Yorkshire, we’re receiving more planning applications. With our hard working planning team processing planning applications on time the future looks very promising for the district.”