Additional Sites Consultation

We held a six week consultation from Monday 2 August until 5pm on 13 September 2021 on the Additional Sites document. The consultation is now closed. We will now consider responses to the plan and more information will be given in due course.

All documents can be viewed on our consultation portal: Selby District Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 2021

The Additional Sites interactive map includes all sites that have been submitted/ rejected. For information on how to navigate and use our interactive map please see our how to guide

The preparation of a new Local Plan for Selby District provides the opportunity to consider what sort of place we would like Selby to be in 2040. The plan will set out a vision and framework for future growth of the District, identifying where new housing, employment and other development will be located. The Local Plan will also set out policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications and, once adopted, will replace the Selby District Core Strategy Local Plan (2013) and those policies that have been ‘saved’ from the Selby District Local Plan (2005).

The Additional Sites Consultation follows the Preferred Options consultation which took place between January and March 2021 and set out the preferred spatial approach in terms of where development will be focussed and the draft policies which will be used to determine planning applications. The Preferred Options consultation was also the last opportunity for landowners to submit land for consideration for development in the Local Plan. 44 additional or amended sites were received during the consultation, which have now been assessed by the Council and we have put forward the sites we consider to be the most suitable amongst these as Preferred Sites. In order to ensure that these sites have been subject to the same level of scrutiny we are now asking your views on whether you think these new and amended sites are suitable for development. Your views will help us to reach final conclusions on the sites which will be allocated in the Publication version of the Local Plan.

Please note we are not seeking comments on those sites which were previously included as part of the Local Plan Preferred Options consultation only the additional or amended sites. Neither are we asking for any more new sites.

​Consultation Events

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we held three virtual public meetings as set out in the table below. The purpose of these sessions was to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed “preferred additional” sites. These sessions also provided members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions.

Virtual Public Meeting Date


Joining Details

Tuesday 3rd August 2021


Event concluded

Tuesday 10th August 2021


Event concluded

Thursday 2nd September 2021


Event concluded

A number of questions were raised by attendees during the course of each virtual session. Questions were raised via the text function in Microsoft Teams and responses to the questions were provided either through the text function or verbally by the presenting officers. A schedule of questions raised and a summary of the answers are set out here.

Where can I view a paper document

Paper copies of the consultation documents are also available to view at the following libraries during their retrospective opening hours (subject to change if necessary due to Covid-19 implications):



Opening Times

Barlby Library

Howden Road



Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday



10-12 noon

Selby Library

52 Micklegate




Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday







Sherburn in Elmet Library

Finkle Hill

Sherburn in Elmet

LS25 6EA

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday






Tadcaster Library

8 Station Road


LS24 9JG

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday

Thursday / Friday




10-12 noon

How to submit comments

To submit your comments via the consultation portal you must first log into the system. Registering with the system is a two-step process; please make sure you have completed both parts or you may find you cannot log in. You must complete all name and address fields for your comments to be validated. You only need to register as an ‘Agent’ if you are a planning agent, i.e. a planning professional submitting comments on behalf of landowners and / or stakeholders.

Once you are registered on the consultation portal, you will be updated on progress as the plan goes forward.

Alternatively, comments can be submitted to us by email to:, or by post to Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, YO8 9FT.

Please note that the deadline for submitting representations is 5pm on Monday 13 September 2021.

For information on the Local Plan process and for progress on other planning policy documents, please see the Council's Planning Policy webpage.

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team at or call 01757 292134.