New Local Plan

Selby District Local Plan logoThe New Local 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.

Additional Sites Consultation (2021) 

Selby District Council is holding a six week consultation from Monday 2 August until 5pm on 13 September 2021 on the Additional Sites document.

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 are hosting three virtual public meetings as set out in the table below. The purpose of these sessions will be to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed “preferred additional” sites. These sessions will also provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions.

Virtual Public Meeting Date

Time

Contact details for registration

Tuesday 3rd August 2021

6:00pm

To register please use our online form contact:

localplan@selby.gov.uk

Tuesday 10th August 2021

6:00pm

To register please use our online form contact:

localplan@selby.gov.uk

Thursday 2nd September 2021

6:00pm

To register please use our online form contact:

localplan@selby.gov.uk

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):

Library

Days

Opening Times

Barlby Library

Howden Road

Barlby

YO8 5TE

Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday

Saturday

2-4pm

10-12 noon

Selby Library

52 Micklegate

Selby

YO8 4EQ

Monday

Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday

Thursday

Saturday

9:30-7:30pm

9:30-5:30pm

9:30-12:30pm

9:30-12:30pm

Sherburn in Elmet Library

Finkle Hill

Sherburn in Elmet

LS25 6EA

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9:30-5pm

9:30-1pm

9:30-12:30pm

Tadcaster Library

8 Station Road

Tadcaster

LS24 9JG

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday

Thursday / Friday

Saturday

2-6pm

9-1pm

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.

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 localplan@selby.gov.uk or call 01757 292134.

Preferred Options (2021) - Consultation Closed

We held a six week consultation between 29 January and 12 March 2021 for the Preferred Options Local Plan 2021, the consultation is now closed. We will now consider responses to the plan and more information will be given in due course. 

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team at localplan@selby.gov.uk or call 01757 705101. 

How to view the document

The Preferred Options Local Plan 2021 document is available to view online at the Council's Consultation Portal

Or alternatively you can view the document as a PDF below:

This consultation document sets out the Council's preferred approach to development growth in the District up to 2040. The document sets out the current preferred spatial approach in terms of where development will be focused and the draft policies which will be used to determine planning applications. It is important to note that this is not the final stage of the plan as we are continuing to complete a number of key pieces of evidence, which may influence the final version of the plan. However, it provides an indication of our preferred approach at this stage.

It has been highlighted to us that the description of some of the sites in the Local Plan Preferred Options could be clearer. Although all sites are accompanied with individual site location maps, for further clarity please find below the revised site location descriptions.

  • BRAY-B, page 191 of the consultation document. The site location is described as “land south of Brackenhill Lane”. For clarity this site is East of Moat Way/North of Evergreen Way.
  • HENS-L, page 227 of the consultation document. The site location is described as “Land north of Weeland Road”. For clarity this site is North of Wand Lane.
  • SHER-AA, page 267  of the consultation document. The site is described as Land to Prospect Farm, Low Street. For clarity this site is the land to the North of the Former Gascoigne Wood Mine Site.
  • ULLE-K, page 303 of the consultation document. This site is described as Land South of Barley Horn Road . For clarity this site is land to the East of Bell Lane

As part of the preparation of the Preferred Options Local Plan 2021, there have been a number of evidence base documents that have been prepared to support the document, these are available to view online at the Council's Consultation Portal.

Alternatively links to these are available below:

For all other evidence base documents please see here.

To see our frequently asked questions related to the Local Plan and Preferred Options Consultation please click here

​Consultation Events

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we held two virtual public meetings on the 11 and 16 February 2021 starting at 6:30pm. The purpose of these sessions was to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed "preferred" sites. These sessions also provided members of the public with a chance to ask questions. The questions and answers from these two virtual public meetings can be viewed here.

Timescales for Preparation of the Local Plan

The Local Development Scheme sets out the timescales for the preparation of the 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. 

The comments received during the consultation - along with the Council's responses, are available to view on our consultation portal.

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: