Selby District Local Plan consultation

Preferred Options Consultation on the Selby District Local Plan: 29 January to 12 March 2021

Reminder: 3 weeks left to respond

Please see the note below from Selby District Council regarding an important consultation on the new Local Plan for Selby District.

Part of this includes an evaluation of potential sites for new housing. The consultation includes five potential sites in Escrick Parish. Four bordering on the village, which are not recommended for development, and one south of Cawood Road for a potential new settlement.

The Parish Council encourages residents to take part in the consultation. We encourage residents to submit their comments directly to Selby District Council as outlined below, but would also welcome you to additionally send comments to (by 28th February) so that the Parish Council can use local opinion to support its response.

We believe that there are also plans for a specific public meeting by one of the landowners to share further details of their proposals. We will share details of that event if/when we receive them.

From Selby District Council:

Selby District Council is holding a six week consultation from Friday 29 January until 5pm on 12 March 2021 on the Local Plan Preferred Options document.

The preparation of a new Local Plan for Selby District provides the opportunity to consider what sort of place we would like Selby to be in 2040. The plan will set out a vision and framework for future growth of the District, identifying where new housing, employment and other development will be located. The Local Plan will also set out policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications and, once adopted, will replace the Selby District Core Strategy Local Plan (2013) and those policies that have been ‘saved’ from the Selby District Local Plan (2005).

The Preferred Options consultation builds on the previous Issues and Options consultation which we undertook in early 2020, taking into account the comments made at this stage. Copies of comments received at the last consultation stage, along with the Council’s response, can be found here.

The Preferred Options document sets out preferred sites for housing and employment development, along with draft policies for guiding development. It is important to note that this is not the final stage of the plan, however it provides an indication of our preferred approach at this stage and your views and comments will be important in shaping the final document.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we are hosting two virtual public meetings. The purpose of these sessions will be to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed “preferred” sites. These sessions will also provide members of the public with a chance to ask questions.




Thursday 11 February 2021


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Tuesday 16 February 2021


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In addition to the Local Plan Preferred Options document, you are also invited to submit your comments on a number of supporting and evidence base documents:

  1. Site Assessment Methodology Consultation Draft (January 2021)
  2. Site Assessment Database (January 2021)
  3. Individual Site Profiles (January 2021)
  4. Map Book (January 2021)
  5. Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report (January 2021)
  6. Habitats Regulations Assessment (Reg. 18) (January 2021)
  7. Landscape Character Assessment (November 2019)
  8. Landscape Sensitivity Study (September 2019)
  9. Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (May 2018)
  10. Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (August 2020)
  11. Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (October 2020)
  12. Town Centre, Retail & Leisure Study (November 2020)
  13. Local Landscape Designation Review (December 2019)
  14. Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (October 2020)
  15. Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (January 2021)
  16. Highways Assessment (Stage 1) (January 2021)
  17. Spatial Strategy Paper (January 2021)
  18. Settlement Hierarchy Paper (January 2021)
  19. Strategic Countryside Gaps Update (January 2021)

To submit your comments via the consultation portal, you must have an account and be logged in using the white login icon on the top right of the page. If you have not registered with us before, you should first register here. When you choose to register by giving your name and email rather than Twitter or Facebook, you will be sent an email with a link activate your account - please click on the activation link before trying to log in. For everyone, when you've logged in and begin making your first comment, you will be prompted to confirm your contact details first.

You only need to register as an ‘Agent’ if you are a planning agent, i.e. a planning professional submitting comments on behalf of landowners and / or stakeholders.

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

For information on the Local Plan process and for progress on other planning policy documents, please see the Council’s webpage:

Please note that the deadline for submitting representations is 5pm on Friday 12 March 2021.

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