Shaping the future of Selby district

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From Friday 24 January, Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in long-term plans about new homes, business growth and local services such as schools. 

It’s part of the development of a new Local Plan.  This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.  It’ll be used by the Council to decide on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The Selby district is one of the fastest-growing areas in North Yorkshire, benefiting from significant new business investment and great connections to the economic hubs of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull.  The area’s high quality of life with relatively low house prices compared to city neighbours is also helping to raise its profile as a great place to live and a great place to do business. 

This new Local Plan will help to ensure that the right type of growth happens in the right places, supported by the right infrastructure, to benefit people already living in the area as well as to support sustainable investment in the long-term and protect and enhance the natural environment.  The plan will cover the period up to 2040.

In order to determine what the important planning issues are and prepare options for how the district will be developed, the Council’s now consulting on the ‘Issues & Options' stage of preparing the Local Plan.  Executive Member with responsibility for place shaping, Cllr Richard Musgrave, explained, “Nothing’s been decided at this early stage and your views and comments are therefore very important in shaping the contents of the emerging Local Plan.  It’s really important that this plan reflects the needs and aspirations of people and businesses already in the district, which is why we’re asking for views at this early stage”.

The six-week consultation starts on 24 January - comments must be received by the Council by 5pm, Friday 6 March – with full details online

There are also some drop-in sessions for people to have their say in person.

  • Selby Library on 27 January, 2-7pm
  • Tadcaster Library on 3 February, 2-6pm
  • Barlby Library on 5 February, 2-5pm
  • Tesco, Portholme Road, Selby 13 February, 2-7pm
  • Sherburn Library on 10 February 2-5pm