PLAN Selby Site allocations - a draft framework for site selection

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PDF icon PLAN Selby Site Allocations: A Draft Framework for Site Selection

Context and Summary

In its section on ‘Plan-making’ the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that Local Plans must be prepared with the objective of contributing to the achievement of sustainable development. This part of the NPPF also states that significant adverse impacts on the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development should be avoided and wherever possible, alternative options which reduce or eliminate such impacts should be pursued.  Furthermore to be found ‘sound’ at public examination a Local Plan should represent the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives.

Many alternatives have been put forward by landowners for the earmarking (or allocation) of land for new development, and in particular for new housing.   Therefore the Council must consider carefully whether these parcels of land (sites), if developed, would contribute to a sustainable pattern of development, and then ensure that adverse impacts on the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development are, if possible, avoided.

This study provides a draft process, methodology and assessment system with which, when approved, the Council will use as the basis for the selection of those site options for earmarking (allocating) for development in PLAN Selby.

Focussed Engagement Consultation (29 June 2015 - 10 August 2015)

The Focussed Engagement consultations undertaken between 29 June and 10 August 2015 were arranged to allow us to understand comments made in the Initial Consultation in more detail, talk about issues and options arising, and seek your views on a number of draft studies before they were finalised.

The PDF icon PLAN Selby Site Allocations: A Draft Framework for Site Selection was published as part of the focussed engagement. In responding to the focussed engagement, people were asked to consider PDF iconspecific questions relating to the PLAN Selby Site Allocations: A Draft Framework for Site Selection.

Next Steps

We are in the process of evaluating representations along with other evidence for PLAN Selby. We anticapate that we will go out for the preferred options consultation in the summer of 2016. More information on the timetable for PLAN Selby is available in the Authorities Monitoring Report.