Current issues

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

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Escrick Parish Council has decided to developed a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish. 

More details are available on our Neighbourhood Development Plan page.

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.

Other highways concerns

The Parish Council is aware of various highways safety concerns. Whilst the Parish Council has relatively limited powers (we cannot set speed limits, nor install speed humps for example) - there are things that the Parish Council can do, including:

  • Ensuring the the County Councillor and highways authority are aware of the issues and strength of local feeling;
  • Establishing local initiatives, such as Community Speed Watch;
  • Investing in additional vehicle activated speed signs (subject to the permission of the highways authority);
  • Appearance/landscaping works to improve visibility and make the village appear more rural (evidence shows that drivers drive more slowly through areas with a strong village appearance).

We try to take a structured approach to understanding issues and options to address them:

Issue review stages.pdf

The current log of highways issues is available here:

Escrick Highways Issues 2018.pdf

North Selby Mine leisure park application

Harworth Estates Investments Limited having applied for planning permission for the redevelopment of the former North Selby Mine site (located to the North East of the village) to a leisure development comprising of a range of touring caravan and glamping uses, static caravans and self contained lodges with associated facilities.

They held a public meeting at the Village Hall in September 2018, and submitted a planning application in January 2019.

See our North Selby Mine page for more details.

Minerals and waste:

There are several related, but slightly separate issues locally regarding minerals and waste:

  • Minerals and waste plan: North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority are working together to produce a Minerals and Waste Joint Plan covering all three planning authority areas. When finalised the new Joint Plan will help the three authorities take decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development up to 31 December 2030. See our Minerals and Waste Plan page for details and our previous responses.
  • Specific applications: There are four separate proposals at different stages of development:
1Former Stillingfleet Mine siteProposals to develop part of the site as a waste sorting centre.
The planning application has been submitted by Harworth Estates.
The Parish Council has made representations, worked to support local residents with their objections and to raise the profile of the issue. The Parish Council reiterated its concerns in summer 2019.
North Yorkshire County Council are the determining authority for the application, and residents can read more or make representations at:
The application is expected to be heard by North Yorkshire County Council Planning and Regulatory Affairs committee in March.
2Former North Selby Mine siteProposals to develop the site as a caravan park, with a mix of static caravans, touring plots and glamping pods.
This planning application was submitted by Harworth Estates in January 2019, and the Parish Council agreed its initial response at February's meeting.
This site currently has planning permission for use as an anaerobic digestor site.
The application will be determined by City of York Council for the majority of the site, and Selby District Council for the parts of the site within Selby District.
You can see our North Selby Mine summary page which includes links to the application and to make comments.
3Former brickworks waste infill siteProposals to vary the conditions for infill and restoration of the former brickworks quarry west of the A19.
Planning application was submitted by Escrick Environmental Services in January 2019.
The Parish Council agreed its response in February. This site is a former clay pit, and is in the process of being infilled and restored.
North Yorkshire County Council are the determining authority for this application. Residents can read more or make representations at:
The applicant has taken the application to appeal as it was not determined by NYCC within the statutory period. It will therefore be determined by the Planning Inspectorate.
4Proposed new clay extraction west of A19Application for long-term clay extraction from an area west of the A19, north and west of the business park. 
These proposals were first raised in the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan and then subsequent 'scoping opinion' application.
A planning application was submitted by Plasmor in August 2019. 
The Parish Council is expected to agree its response and make representations after its October meeting.
North Yorkshire County Council are the determining authority for this application. Residents can read more or make representations at:
The planning documents are extensive, and residents might find the applicant's 'non-technical summary' as the best way to understand the application.
The Parish Council submitted a response on 25th October 2019.
The application is expected to be heard by North Yorkshire County Council Planning and Regulatory Affairs committee in May 2020.
Map showing locations of planning applications
Map showing locations of planning applications

Archived issues:

Selby and York Local plans (2013 - 2018)

Street lighting improvements (2015- 2018)

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

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