Parish Council


A brief guide to planning

Most planning applications in Escrick Parish are determined by Selby District Council. The main exceptions are applications relating to minerals and waste, which are determined by North Yorkshire County Council.

Escrick Parish Council, as a statutory consultee, is asked to comment on all planning applications within the Parish. 

The District Council must take into account, but not necessarily follow, the views or recommendations of the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is consulted for its local knowledge but does not determine a Planning Application. This is the role of the planning committee at the District Council (made up of District Councillors) or sometimes by the planning officers using delegated powers. Their decisions are based upon Planning Policies set out in the Core Strategy, Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Government Guidance.

Much of Escrick village is designated as a conservation area. This creates additional restrictions on otherwise routine changes such as putting up a satellite dish, or trimming of trees.

How do I view a planning application?

For most applications, either:

For applications being determined by North Yorkshire Council Council (such as those relating to minerals and waste) this is online via the County Council planning website.

What do I do if I have an interest or want to object to a planning application?

First you should view the plans and supporting documentation.

If you wish to object you must write to, or email the planning authority. You can also send a copy to the Parish Clerk so that we are aware of your views. Unless you have valid planning reasons, your letter will be wasted.

Listed below are some reasons for objecting to a particular application:

  • Highways – access/roads unsuitable for the development (where access is a relevant consideration).
  • Loss of light – dependent on the size/siting of the development to a neighbouring property's principal windows (can they be directly looked into?).
  • Design/size/scale/materials of proposal in relation to the existing property, neighbouring properties and general location.
  • Effect on/loss of protected trees or listed buildings
  • Setting listed buildings on Conservation Area.
  • Noise, fumes, smell or loss of privacy.
  • Risk of flooding as a result of the proposal.
  • Loss of a valuable facility if dealt with in the local plan.

Things which are not normally planning considerations include:

  • Loss of view/aspect.
  • Personal matters relating to the specific applicant.
  • Changes to land/property values.
  • Personal taste with respect to the proposal.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

A neighbourhood development plan (NDP) is being developed to support planning policy for Escrick Parish. Learn more on our NDP page.

Selby District Council leaflet: