Publication Local Plan

Pre-submission Publication Local Plan consultation – 26th August to 28th October 2022.

Selby District Council held a nine-week consultation on the proposed submission documents relating to the Selby District Local Plan, from Friday 26th August to 5pm on Friday 28th October 2022. The consultation is now closed, comments received after this time will be marked as late representations and may not be taken account of by the Inspector during the public examination of the Plan.

The Publication Plan takes into account the comments we received at earlier consultation stages and these comments, along with the Council’s response, are also published on our consultation portal. The consultation portal also contains supporting documents, evidence base reports and background papers. 

The Pre-submission Publication Local Plan and supporting documents, evidence base and background papers can be viewed here -

The Pre-submission Publication Local Plan is the version of the Local Plan that the Council proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for Examination. The Publication stage is a formal stage of consultation under Regulation 19 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

This consultation is not an opportunity to provide further information, but instead it presents the opportunity to comment on whether the Local Plan is "sound", "legally compliant" and whether it complies with the "Duty to Cooperate". This consultation is therefore seeking comments on:

  • Legal Compliance - does the Plan meet the legal and procedural requirements?
  • Soundness - has the Plan been positively prepared, justified, effective, and consistent with national policy?
  • Duty to Cooperate - has the Council worked and engaged effectively with both neighbouring authorities and statutory bodies?

Please see our frequently asked questions document for more information.

How do I make comments?

To submit your comments via the consultation portal ( you must first log in to the system. If you have not previously made comments via the consultation portal you will need to register. Registering with the system is a two-step process; please make sure you have completed both parts of 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, that is a planning professional submitting comments on behalf of landowners and / or stakeholders.

If you need help with this process please use the Online Consultation Guide.

Once you are registered on the consultation portal you will be updated on progress as the Plan goes forward.

Alternative Ways of Submitting Comments

We encourage the use of Objective to submit representations on the Pre-Submission Publication Local Plan, but if you are having difficulties in using Objective, the representation (comment) form and guidance notes are available to download.

Please read the guidance notes before completing your comment form. Please return your completed comment form to the email or by post to:  Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT.

Please note that the deadline for submitted representations is 5pm on Friday 28th October 2022.

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team at or call 01757 292134.

Where to Inspect the Documents

As well as being available online (, the Publication Local Plan and the following documents are also available to view at the locations below during normal opening hours:


  • Pre-submission Publication Local Plan (and Policies Map)
  • Sustainability Appraisal (including Appendices)
  • Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • Site Assessment Methodology
  • Individual Site Profiles (with maps)


  • 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

Library and Civic Centre Opening Times.

Consultation Events

Drop-in Events

There is the opportunity to discuss the Publication Local Plan with Planning Officers from Selby District Council. Drop-in sessions have been arranged at the following locations:

Location Address Date Time
The Barn, Tadcaster St Joseph's Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9HA Tuesday 20 September 3 - 7pm
Escrick Village Hall Main Street, Escrick, York, YO19 6LQ Friday 23 September 2 - 7pm
Selby Town Hall York Street, Selby, YO8 4AJ Tuesday 27 September 3 - 7pm
Eggborough Village Hall 57 Selby Road, Eggborough, Goole, DN14 0LJ Friday 30 September 3 - 7pm
Sherburn Old Girls School 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn, LS25 6BL Tuesday 11 October 3-7pm

Online Event

In addition to the Drop-in events we are also undertaking an online event. This will occur on the 10 October at 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The link to join this event can be found here.

Summary Leaflets

We have produced a series of summary leaflets for those settlements containing housing and employment allocations.  The leaflets provide a brief explanation of the Local Plan, the Local Plan consultation process and how to find out more as well as showing the Policies Map for the settlement and a brief summary of the proposals.

The leaflets can be found here.