Local Plan

A new consultation is taking place over the next stage of Selby District Council’s Local Plan, the formal planning document that sets out a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.

The six-week consultation on the Publication Local Plan takes place from 26 August to 28 October.

The aim of the Local Plan is to create well-designed high-quality places to live with well-paid employment opportunities, an attractive rural environment and lower carbon emissions. It’ll be used by the Council to guide decisions on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, explained: “The Publication Local Plan is very ambitious in its aims of meeting the longer-term growth needs of our District. It is high in its sustainability and green credentials including open space provision. Against the backdrop of local government reorganisation in our area – which will see the end of Selby District Council next April – it helps create a fantastic legacy in terms of both development and regeneration for our communities.

“It aims to deliver new developments of high-quality design, well paid employment opportunities and to help support the vitality of our towns and villages. We want to make the most of the opportunities available to us which help us meet zero net carbon objectives, promote active travel and improve our natural and historic environment.

“The plan contains a proposal to develop a new settlement to the south of the village of Escrick. The ‘Heronby’ settlement will take a long time to construct and will require a range of new infrastructure to be in place including a bypass around the village of Escrick, the provision of new primary and secondary schools, health care and recreation facilities.

“To the west of the village of Eggborough a significant site is also allocated for new housing, which recognises the emerging employment opportunities which will come forward on the sites of the former Eggborough Power Station and Kellingley Colliery.

“It’s crucial to take forward the Publication Local Plan work as it will help ensure that future development continues to take place in a planned way and is supported by improvements to highways, schools, healthcare facilities and other local infrastructure. This means we can continue to attract investment that creates job opportunities and good quality homes.”

The consultation takes place from Friday 26 August to 5pm on Friday 28 October 2022. Visit www.selby.gov.uk/publication-local-plan  website to take part.

The Publication Local Plan and the supporting documents are available to view on the Planning Policy Consultation portal and at the following locations during normal opening hours:

  • Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT
  • Barlby Library and Community Hub, Howden Road, Barlby, Selby, YO8 5JE
  • Selby Library, 62 Micklegate, Selby, YO8 4EQ
  • Sherburn in Elmet and Villages Community Library, Finkle Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EA
  • Tadcaster Community Library, Station Road, Tadcaster, LS24 9JG

Drop-in sessions for the communities of Escrick and Stillingfleet, Tadcaster, Eggborough and Selby, as well as an online event will be announced shortly.

This is the final consultation stage prior to the Local Plan being submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination. This consultation presents the opportunity to comment on whether the Local Plan is “sound”, “legally compliant” and whether it complies with the “Duty to Cooperate”.