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Escrick Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan 

Escrick Parish Council is nearing the final stages of preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

What is an NDP?

The NDP sets out the planning vision for our local community through to 2035.  It addresses what makes Escrick Parish unique today, whilst setting out how we can nurture and enhance our rural environment in the future.

An NDP is the most local part of the planning hierarchy. When adopted, the NDP forms statutory guidance to District and County planning officers when making local planning decisions.  It sits alongside Selby District Council's 'Local Plan' and National Government planning policy and targets. The NDP covers the area of Escrick Civil Parish.

Over the past two years the Parish Council has coordinated a working group, supported by external consultants to develop the plan. The project has been funded by a series of central government grants.

Current status (August 2022)

We have completed and formally submitted the NDP documents to Selby District Council (SDC). 

SDC appointed Mr Patrick Whitehead as the independent examiner to assess the Submission Draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan to ensure it meets the right basic standards.  The Examiner has recommended that, subject to a number of proposed modifications, the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan should proceed to referendum on the basis that it has met all the relevant legal requirements.

Following the Examiner's Report on Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Council has produced a Decision Statement (as required under Regulation 18 of The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012, as amended) which sets out the Council's response to each of the recommended modifications contained within the Examiner's report. The Decision Statement confirms that, subject to the recommended modifications being made to the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan should proceed to referendum.

To view the documents currently available and further details about the Escrick Neighbourhood Planning Referendum, click on this link.

The date of the referendum is Thursday 6 October 2022.  Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm at Escrick and Deighton Village Hall. More details are available at this link.

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 20 September 2022. To register to vote, visit this website:

Correspondence from the independent examiner

In the interests of transparency, all correspondence from the independent examiner is published here:

Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions - Escrick 21 April 22

Examiner External Examiner Supplementary question - Escrick 12 May 2022

Examiner Report - 29 June 2022

Next steps

The next steps in our journey are shown below. We are at Step 6.

Steps 6 and 7: Referendum and bringing the neighbourhood plan or Order into force

  • relevant council publishes information statement
  • relevant council publishes notice of referendum/s
  • polling takes place (in a business area an additional referendum is held)
  • results declared
  • should more than half of those voting vote in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan, the Plan comes into force as part of the statutory development plan for the area

Thanks for your ongoing support... Escrick NDP Team

NDP documents

The NDP is is two parts:

If you have queries or need more information, please email the team at: or call Tudor Rees on 07718801619.  

Other documents

Click here to see our full library of documentation supporting the NDP


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