Core strategy - archive

Please see below for previous stages and superceded reports relating to the Core Strategy.

Legal Challenge

A legal challenge to the Selby District Core Strategy Local Plan was received on 3 December 2013. The challenge was submitted by Samuel Smiths Old Brewery (Tadcaster) on a number of grounds.

The hearing took place at the High Court in Leeds on the 10, 11 and 14 July 2014.

On 27 October 2014, the High Court issued a judgment which dismisses the legal challenge to the adopted Core Strategy. The full judgment can be downloaded here.

Update - March 2016 - Supreme Court Appeal

The Supreme Court has ruled that permission to appeal the November 2015 Court of Appeal judgment be refused because the application does not raise an arguable point of law. The ruling can be viewed here.

Update - November 2015 - Judgment

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against the dismissal of the legal challenge to the Selby District Core Strategy Local Plan. The judgment can be viewed here.

February 2015 - Appeal

The Court of Appeal gave permission for an appeal against the dismissal of the legal challenge to the Selby District Core Strategy Local Plan on ‘Ground 1 – Duty to Cooperate’.

The hearing was heard in London on 22 October 2015.

Editorial changes and minor amendments

The Council has published 5 sets of proposed changes (editorial changes and minor amendments) in order to improve the accuracy, consistency and clarity of the Core Strategy. These 5 sets of proposed changes have been compiled into a composite schedule of all proposed changes (see core document - CS/CD2e), which should be read in conjunction with the submission draft Core Strategy. The current list of core documents may be viewed on the Core Strategy EIP page.

Submission documents

The following documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on 05 May 2011:

In the light of proposed changes (January 2012) a number of addendums have been produced to some of these documents and further documents have been published. Please refer to the EIP page.

Sustainability appraisal

a combined strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal has been undertaken as an integral part of the process of preparing the Core Strategy, including the strategic development site options.

The Council has also published an Addendum to the SA.

Evidence base

The evidence base accompanying the Core Strategy includes the following:

The Council has published some additional documents. Please see the Core Documents List and further information on the EIP webpage.

Previous consultation

The strategy takes into account views gathered at previous stages of consultation.

Prior to submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination, the Core Strategy was 'Published' on Monday 10 January 2011 for a period of 6 weeks to 21 February 2011. During that time representations were received as to the 'Soundness' of the document. To be sound, the Core Strategy must be justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

The individual responses are available to view by following this link:
Publication Draft Core Strategy - Jan 2011 - reponses and a summary of the issues raised is provided in the 'Regulation 30 Statement' referred to above.

The Council previously consulted on issues and options in May 2006, further options in November 2008 and the draft Core Strategy in February 2010. Comments received in response to consultation on the draft Core Strategy and the Council's decisions may be viewed below.

Issues and options

There are a number of stages in the preparation of the Core Strategy. The first step is to identify the issues, which the Core Strategy should address, and to consider different options for tackling them. To help think about this, an Issues and Option Report - pdf, was consulted on in June 2006. A summary version of the Issues and Options Report - pdf and a questionnaire/comments form were also available to assist us in gaining views on the issues and options report.

The issues and options report and summary report was also available to be viewed at Access Selby, our council office in Tadcaster, and libraries during normal opening hours.

Further Options Consultation

Consultation on further options ran from 06 November 2008, until 5pm on 18 December 2008. The responses are now available to view by following this link - Core Strategy Consultation 2008 - Responses. The Councils response to comments received may be viewed here and a summary of the comments received may be viewed here.

The Further Options Report and accompanying Strategic Growth Options Map gives a full picture of the proposed options. The Summary Leaflet - pdf is also available.

Consultation Draft Core Strategy - 2010

The Consultation Draft Core Strategy - pdf 12Mb was published for consultation between 18 February and 01 April 2010.

To conincide with the consultation a number of 'drop in' events were arranged in Selby, Sherburn in Elmet and Tadcaster.

A Citizenlink supplement called 'Your Plan, Your Future' - pdf was also distributed with the Citizenlink newspaper to all households in the District and copies were sent to local businesses.

As well as submitting comments in email and paper form respondents were for the first time able to submit comments directly online using our dedicated consultation website for the LDF.

Superceded Core Strategy Background Papers

Sustainability Appraisal Reports

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment November 2007

Please click on the following link to view the superseded November 2007 Level 1 Report - pdf. The report covers the following maps as listed in Appendix F: