New planning applications - guidance and forms

As a local planning authority we deal with applications for development of land and buildings, planning appeals, breaches of planning control and we also provide planning information, advice and guidance. This page contains important information you should take into account before completing your application, along with all planning application forms and  guidance documents for completing them.

Householders and residents are also able to book appointments to meet planners at our contact centre in Selby for pre-application advice.

Please click here for further information

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy which allows Local Authorities to fund infrastructure by charging on new development in their area. Money raised will go towards the costs of infrastructure projects within the Selby area. The levy was introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 and the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Selby District Council adopted CIL on 1 January 2016, therefore planning applications are subject to CIL regulations. Applicants should ensure they are aware of the implications of CIL on their application.

Please visit our Community Infrastructure Levy page for further details or email

Important change to the assessment of schemes of 1-10 dwellings

Following a recent Court of Appeal judgment, guidance has changed in relation to:

  • affordable housing contributions on developments of 10 dwellings or less
  • tariff style contributions on developments of 10 dwellings or less
  • vacant building credit

This means that the Selby District Council Core Strategy Local Plan Policy SP9 C seeking Affordable Housing contributions for small scale developments (1-9 dwellings) is in conflict with national policy. Initially applications where this applies will be considered at a planning sub-committee and are likely to be recommended for approval without a requirement to make such contributions.

As a result of this fewer schemes will require s106 agreements.  

Find out more details by downloading our short summary of the changes.

Pre-application advice (forms)

We would ask developers who want pre-application advice for a large application to use the following form:

Make a Planning Application, including Payment of Fees

If you require site location or site layout plans, they can be purchased through the Planning Portal. If you wish to submit an online planning application please select this Planning Portal link.

Further information is also available in the following document:

For all Applications


North Yorkshire Local List Planning Applications

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the new North Yorkshire Local List for the validation of planning applications.

This document has been prepared in conjunction with the majority of the North Yorkshire authorities and will provide a single standard for the submission of documentation to make a planning application valid.

We formally began using the list on Monday 6th June 2011.

Applicants should note that our validation requirements have changed since the collation of the following validation lists as a result of the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework.

The NPPF replaces the suite of Planning Policy Statements (PPS's) and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG's) and now, along with the guidance in the Technical Guidance Note, and Policy for Traveller Sites, provides the national guidance on planning and as a result of Annex 1 paragraph 216 weight is afforded to emerging policies which in this Authority's case is the Core Strategy which is part of the Local Development Framework (LDF).

Applicants are therefore advised that in collating their applications submissions should refer to the policies in the NPPF and also those in the Core Strategy in terms of the Design and Access Statements and the technical reports forming part of the application as well as the Regional Spatial Strategy and the 2005 Selby District Local Plan. We will be reviewing the Validation Lists in due course, but they are available below to assist in application collation only at this time.


Application Forms and Guidance

Planning applications will not be validated if they are not accompanied by the correct local list or do not comply fully with its requirements.

Contaminated Land Requirements

The following guidance should assist developers, landowners and consultants who intend to introduce a vulnerable end use (e.g residential development) to land, or wish to redevelop or significantly change the use of buildings or land which could be potentially contaminated.

The guidance specifies what information should be submitted to the Local Planning Authority.

Development on Land Affected by Contamination


An important change has taken place on the 1st of January 2016 that MAY have significant implications for your application.

Selby District Council has adopted the CIL with effect from 1 January 2016 and all relevant current planning applicants will become liable for payment of CIL from that date, regardless of when they have been submitted. All applications are required to complete the following document:

Please complete the above form along with your Planning Application form, and return both forms together, along with any other information required for your application.

Further information regarding CIL can be found via the Planning Portal

When submitting an application online, you may wish to the Submitting an Application Online Guidance Notes - pdf

Please see below for all forms you may need to complete as part of your application, along with guidance.

If you do not send all the information we need your application will be deemed invalid.




















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