New Local Plan

Selby District Local Plan logo The Plan is a vision and framework for future growth of our district, identifying where new housing, employment and other development could take place. It also sets out the policies we'll use to decide planning applications.

The preparation of a new Local Plan will help to ensure that the Council has a development plan for the whole district, in line with current national planning guidance which properly reflects its Economic Strategy and Corporate Priorities.

A Local Development Scheme sets out the timescales for the preparation of the Local Plan.

Preferred Options Selby District Local Plan

The next stage of the Local Plan preparation will be consultation on Preferred Options.

The Executive considered a report and a draft Local Plan document at its meeting on 7 January 2021.

Report E/20/29 asked the Executive for approval for public consultation to take place on the Preferred Options Local Plan for 6 weeks between 29 January and 12 March 2021. The executive agreed this and the consultation is scheduled for 6 weeks between 29 January and 12 March 2021. A copy of the draft document is attached to the report.

The Agenda and papers for the meeting can be seen here:  Preferred Options Local Plan Consultation Document

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)

The following working draft versions of the documents are referred to in The Executive Report on the Local Plan for the 7 January 2021 meeting.

The SA document is a Non-Technical Summary produced to inform decision making.  It is not the SA Report. The full report will be published alongside the consultation for the Preferred Options Local Plan.

The Draft HRA document is produced to inform decision making. A revised final version will be published alongside the consultation of the Preferred Options Local Plan.


Issues and Options Consultation (now closed)

We held a six week consultation from 24 January to 6 March 2020 on the Local Plan Issues and Options document. 

We are currently processing the comments recieved during the consultation - these will be made available, along with the Council's responses, on our website in due course.

This Issues and Options consultation is the first stage in the process of developing a Local Plan and asked for comments on the key issues that have been identified and for views on alternative options for growth.   

You can find out more about the Issues and Options consultation on our consultation portal page along with information about:

Call for Sites

Find out how to submit a site to be considred in the new Local Plan.

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team at or call 01757 705101.