The study seeks to identify land which is considered suitable for a ‘Potential Area for Green Belt release’ based on the extent to which the Green Belt fulfils the five purposes of the Green Belt and the proposed strength of the Resultant Green Belt Boundary.
However, it is only if the Council can demonstrate the existence of exceptional circumstances that land can be released from the Green Belt. The demonstration of whether exceptional circumstances exist can only take place later in the plan making process when the suitability of potential housing and employment sites in non-Green Belt locations have been assessed.
Draft stage 1: Green belt study 2015
The Draft Stage 1: Selby District Green Belt Study was published as part of the focussed engagement consultation (29 June 2015 - 10 August 2015). In responding to the focussed engagement, people were asked to consider a range of specific questions relating to the Draft Stage 1: Selby District Green Belt Study.
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