New proposals for how people are involved in local planning decisions

Click here to read the new draft Statement of Community Involvement.

Do you ever wonder about those bright yellow notices fastened to lamp posts telling you about a planning application?   Do you want a greater say on what development happens in your neighbourhood now and in the future?  Do you know what to do if you think something has been built or is operating without planning permission?

If you want to be more involved in planning issues in your area, then you need to read the Council’s new draft Statement of Community Involvement, which has just been published.

How the Council advertises and involves you in planning matters and decisions is the subject of the new draft document.  Now the Council wants your views on this.

The draft Statement of Community Involvement sets out how you can be involved in planning issues that could affect you and your neighbourhood.

It includes:

  • how and when there are opportunities to be involved in the production of the District Council’s Local Plan and any community-led Neighbourhood Plans;
  • how and when to comment on planning applications, as well as other forms of applications for development such as Listed Buildings and prior notifications submitted to Selby District Council;
  • who to contact for assistance on planning matters, including advice if you submit an application for planning permission;
  • what to expect from the District Council when being involved in planning matters;
  • the role of elected Councillors, Parish and Town Councils and voluntary and community groups in planning matters, and
  • what will be expected of you when engaging with the planning service.

The new draft approach takes into consideration trends around more people accessing information about planning services online.  You can comment on the draft document until 5pm on 15 January.  Comments received will help to inform the final approach to be agreed by the Council next year.  Click here to find out more about the draft document and take part in the consultation.

Please note that we will publish comments received on this website.