Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan

Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions

Following the submission of the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan for examination, the examiner has confirmed that a complete submission of the draft Plan and accompanying documentation has been received, enabling the examination to proceed. The examiner has raised a number of questions for Escrick Parish Council and, in the interests of transparency, a copy of the examiner's letters and the responses are available below:

Selby District Council response to Examiner Supplementary Question letter - 17 May 2022

Examiner Supplementary Question letter - 12 May 2022

Escrick Parish Council response to Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions letter - 3 May 2022

Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions letter - 21 April 2022.

Submission for Examination

The Council, in consultation with Escrick Parish Council (the qualifying body), have appointed Mr Patrick Whitehead as the independent examiner who will assess the Submission Draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan to ensure it meets the right basic standards. The independent examiner will recommend whether or not the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan as submitted (or with modifications) is progressed to referendum.

Copies of the submission documents and comments received to the Submission Draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation undertaken between 21 February and 4 April 2022 have been sent to the appointed independent examiner.

Comments received to the consultation under Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) are available to view below:

  1. National Highways
  2. Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
  3. Catherine Janet Dance
  4. Sport England
  5. Laura Richardson
  6. Stewart Allen
  7. North Yorkshire County Council
  8. Turnberry Consulting obo Escrick Park Estate
  9. Selby District Council
  10. City of York Council
  11. The Coal Authority
  12. Avison Young obo National Grid
  13. Simon Hunt
  14. Marine Management Organisation
  15. Historic England
  16. Natural England


Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Consultation

21 February - 4 April 2022


Escrick Parish Council (the qualifying body) formally submitted the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan for independent examination under regulation 15 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Prior to the independent examination, Selby District Council as the Local Planning Authority invited comments on the submission draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan under Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The consultation on the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan was undertaken for a period of six weeks from 21 February to 5pm on 4 April 2022.

A copy of the submission draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan and associated documents submitted under Regulation 15 are set out below:

Associated documents:

Paper copies of the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan were made available to view at St Helen's Church, York Road, Escrick, York, YO19 6LE during the consultation period.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report

The Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan is at Pre-submission stage (Regulation 14 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)) and in preparation of the submission of the Plan to the Council a Screening Report to determine whether the contents of the draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) has been undertaken.

In line with the SEA requirements the Council undertook a six week consultation from 8 June 2021 to 21 July 2021 with the relevant consultation bodies (Environment Agency, Historic England and Natural England). The Screening Report and responses from the consultation bodies are available to view below:


The Neighbourhood Plan Area is now designated

It was agreed to designate the whole parish of Escrick as a Neighbourhood Area. A letter informing Escrick Parish Council that the Parish of Escrick has been designated as a Neighbourhood Area was sent. The consultation on the Neighbourhood Area application ran from 14 September 2017 until 26 October 2017.

A map identifying the Escrick Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Escrick Neighbourhood Area Application Letter

Escrick Neighbourhood Area Application Map

Consultation Comments

Gladman Developments Ltd

North Yorkshire County Council

Michael Fountain

Terry & Pamela Yates