Town Centre, Retail and Leisure Study

Town Centre, Retail and Leisure Study November 2020 

Lichfields produced this report for the Council in November 2020. The key purpose of the study is to provide a robust and credible evidence base to inform the emerging Local Plan. The study assesses the need and capacity for further retail and leisure development; assesses the role of the main town centres (Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet); and advises on options on how the identified need can be accommodated in designated centres.


Town Centre and Retail Survey 2018 

In September and October 2018, Selby District Council undertook a town centre and retail survey. This was an observational survey that recorded the Use Classes within, and adjacent to the shopping and commercial centre boundaries of the Principal Town (Selby) and two Local Service Centres (Sherburn in Elmet and Tadcaster) as defined in the Selby Local Plan (2005) and the Core Strategy Local Plan (2013).
This report forms part of the evidence base to help inform Planning Policy decisions in the District. It also helps ensure that Selby District Council meets the latest requirements for town centres as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 2018).

Town Centre and Retail Survey 2018


Selby Retail and Leisure Study - 2015

The Selby Retail and Leisure Study was undertaken by GVA. The document can be downloaded below.

Selby Retail and Leisure Study 2015 Executive Summary

Selby Retail and Leisure Study 2015 Final Report

Selby Retail and Leisure Study 2015 Appendices

Retail, Commercial and Leisure Study - 2009

In May 2009 Drivers Jonas LLP were commissioned by Selby District Council to prepare a detailed study of the retail (both food and non food), commercial and leisure sectors within the district.

The study provides an assessment of the need for further development for retail, commercial and leisure uses up to 2026 (to correspond with the proposed Local Development Framework period). It also assesses deficiencies in the current provision and the capacity of existing centres to accommodate new development.

The study will assist the Council in developing a sound framework through which policies and proposals can be formulated and provide a robust background against which decisions on major retail, commercial and leisure applications can be made.

The full report has now been published and can be viewed below along with the corresponding appendices: