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This section provides information on ongoing initiatives and other significant issues of ongoing notable interest to residents of the Parish:

A19 safety concerns

The Parish Council is currently lobbying for safety improvements on the A19 through Escrick.

More details are available on our A19 safety page.

Minerals and waste plan:

North Yorkshire County Council, the City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority are producing a minerals and waste joint plan. The minerals and waste joint plan will, once finalised, set out new planning policies for minerals and waste developments across all three areas which will guide decisions on planning applications up to 31 December 2030.

The Parish Council has responded to consultations focused on sites local to Escrick.

See our Minerals and Waste page.

York and Selby Local Plans:

Both City of York Council, and Selby District Council are in the process of producing new Local Plans. A Local Plan is a statement of planning strategy and vision for the area, which amongst other things outlines areas for development of new housing.

Both local plans potentially impact upon Escrick:

  • The draft York plan previously proposing development on land immediately to the North of the village. This land has however been removed from the updated draft published in June 2016.
  • The Selby plan expected to include other locations around the village in line with Escrick's status as a Designated Service Village.

Other links:

The Royal Town Planning Institute provides a helpful summary of the purpose and process of creating local plans:

Street lighting:

Both North Yorkshire County Council and Escrick Parish Council have recently undertaken initiatives that affect the street lights provided in the village.

See our street lighting page for more details.

Archived issues:

North Selby Mine planning application (2013 - 2014)

Public Right of Way application from Main St through Queen Margaret's school (2013-2014)

Waiting Restrictions on Main Street and Escrick Park Gardens (2014)

Street Lighting Report (2014) - report into options to replace Street Lights in Escrick