York and Selby Local Plans:
Both City of York Council, and Selby District Council are in the process of finalising 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:
Additionally Escrick Parish Council are producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan which will provide more local guidance to planning decisions: See our NDP pages.
The Royal Town Planning Institute provides a helpful summary of the purpose and process of creating local plans: http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/1065641/the_local_pla...