Notices - recent
Local Plan response instructions from Selby District Council
published on 6th Sep 2022 (updated on 11th Sep 2022)
Should a resident not have access to the internet, upon request Selby District Council have facilitated posting a copy of the plan to the resident and have welcomed comments via post. Please head your document ‘Local Plan (Heronby) feedback’ and send to Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 8FT. They will also take receipt of comments via the Local Plan email address (email@example.com) and will process the comment into Objective from their side. Letters must include your name and address, then they will be processed and taken into account as feedback.
SDC would like feedback via their website portal options A or B below, or via options C or D:
or you can follow the link ‘representation (comment) form’ at the below page under the heading ‘Alternative Ways of Submitting Comments’ :
or submit your email comments giving your name and address plus confirm you agree to the processing and subsequent publication of the comments, email to:
or post your feedback giving your name and address plus confirm you agree to the processing and subsequent publication of the comments, post to:
D. Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT
We have argued strongly that the SDC portal system (A and B routes above) is unnecessarily complex and off-putting for residents. Anyone who finds this is the case should use the email / postal routes (C and D options above) to give their feedback. Please note SDC are now making the following three point statement regarding content of feedback, so we suggest any objections are headed by you under one or more of these categories, to ensure your objections are processed.
1. Legal Compliance – does the plan meet the legal and procedural requirements?
2. Soundness – has the plan been positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy?
3. Duty to Cooperate – has the Council worked and engaged effectively with both neighbouring authorities and statutory bodies?
You don’t need to be an expert in these matters, just put each of your objections under the most appropriate of the above three headings. Arguments you can use are detailed on our website (Notices: Update on the proposed new town development between Escrick & Stillingfleet - 19th August) and the Halt Heronby group website www.haltheronby.co.uk
Consultation on the Council Tax reduction scheme
published on 22nd Aug 2022
Escrick Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - Thursday 6 October 2022
published on 20th Aug 2022
Following the Examiner's Report on Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan, Selby District 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.
The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 20 September 2022. To register to vote, visit this website: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The deadline to apply for postal votes is 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022. For proxy applications it is 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 September 2022.
For more details see https://www.selby.gov.uk/escrick22
Update on the proposed new town development between Escrick & Stillingfleet
published on 19th Aug 2022
Neighbourhood Plan update - July 2022
published on 7th Jul 2022
The Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan 2021 - 2035 has been examined by the Independent Examiner, Mr Patrick T Whitehead. 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.
His report can be found here.
The proposed modifications are helpful and improve the clarity, consistency and usability of the Plan.
The next steps in our journey are shown below. We are at the end of Step 5.
Step 5: Independent Examination
- local planning authority sends Plan and representation to the independent examiner
- independent examiner undertakes examination
- independent examiner issues a report to the local planning authority and qualifying body
- local planning authority publishes report
- local planning authority considers report and reaches own view
- local planning authority takes the decision on whether to send the Plan to referendum
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
See www.escrick.org/ndp for more details
Parish Magazine Update - May 2022
published on 30th Apr 2022
The following update appears in May 2022 Parish Magazine:
Escrick Parish Council Update
Bus stops: Installation of an additional streetlight opposite the Sang Thai to improve lighting for bus stop users is underway.
Highways: Most dropped kerbs have been installed, with just the junction of Carr Lane and Skipwith Road outstanding. The road markings for the village gateway are also outstanding. The highways authority are being regularly reminded about both.
Shop: A working group is continuing to develop proposals for a shop in the village.
Post office: Plans to pilot a mobile Post Office in the village hall once per week have been agreed, with the service expected to commence within a few months.
Black Bull public house: The Black Bull is currently for sale. The Parish Council has been approached by a resident encouraging the Council to consider facilitating the purchase of the Black Bull as a community asset. The Parish Council discussed the concept, and agreed that the most preferable outcome would be for an experienced landlord to acquire the pub and run it commercially. However, if a buyer is not forthcoming then the Parish Council should seek to initiate a community group to explore the designation as a community asset and purchase of the pub on behalf of the community. The Parish Council will approach the vendor to establish the status of the sale process, and if applicable call a community meeting to discuss further.
Grass cutting: The Parish Council arranges the grass cutting of the village green, playing fields, and verges within the 30/40mph areas of the village (other verges are cut by North Yorkshire County Council). These areas are cut approximately fortnightly from April to October by the Council’s contractor. Some residents cut the verges outside their own properties, for which the Council is very grateful. The Council has been asked to consider various changes to its cutting arrangements, including (i) not cutting grass until the end of May to promote wildflower growth; (ii) collecting grass cuttings to improve appearance; (iii) banning the contractors from using strimmers. The Council considered these suggestions but felt that current arrangements were appropriate. There is scope to look at more rewilding in future, and an indeed a new wildflower strip is currently being established on the village green.
Hedges and pavements: We are reaching the time of year where hedgerows grow again. The Highways Act 1980 creates a legal obligation for the owner or occupier of a property to ensure that the road and pavement adjacent to their property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. Whilst we recognise that significant hedge cutting is best undertaken outside of the bird nesting season, it is not illegal to trim hedges at any time of the year, providing you do not disturb nesting birds. We would encourage residents to keep hedges adjacent to pavements and junctions trimmed so that they do not cause an obstruction. Complaints about hedges impeding roads or pavements can be raised with the highways authority on their website at https://myaccount.northyorks.gov.uk/vegetation
Playing fields: As the playing field is now being regularly used by a local under 9s football club, the Council has agreed to have the pitch rolled to improve the surface.
Planning - NDP: Consultation on Escrick’s Neighbourhood Development Plan concluded on 4th April and Selby District Council has appointed an independent examiner to review the plan. This is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks. Following the completion of the examination there will then be a public referendum for adoption of the plan.
Jubilee celebrations: Various activities are being coordinated by groups in the village for the Jubilee long-weekend, in addition to a Jubilee garden initiative. Details will be published directly by those organising these. The Parish Council has agreed to take on the lease for the land to be used for the Jubilee Garden, and has successfully obtained various grants on behalf of the volunteers. The Parish Council has agreed to hire portable toilets for the village green for the duration of the events.
Councillors: Cllrs Chamber, Cunningham, Hawes, Hopkinson and Rees have been nominated for May’s election, and will be elected uncontested as there are fewer candidates than vacancies. Cllrs Coulson, Reader and Rowson did not stand for re-election. There are now six vacancies for Parish Councillors. Anyone interested in the role should contact the clerk. I’d like to thank Lilian Coulson and John Reader who are also stepping down at this point. Since joining the Council in 2008 Lilian has brought a passion for planning, and for many years has chaired the Council’s Planning Working Group. In this role she has scrutinised and responded to hundreds of planning applications, plus other policy documents, with a professional rigor that is rare for Parish Councils. John has had several tenures as a Parish Councillor spanning three decades, and in recent years has been our Vice-Chairman. He’s not only brought great experience and local knowledge, but is invariably one of the first to volunteer when practical help is needed.
Parish Council meeting dates: Next meeting 9th May. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), email@example.com; Website: escrick.org
From the chair: This is my final update for the Parish Magazine, as my tenure as a Parish Councillor comes to an end at the start of May. Chairing the Council has been a much more varied (and time consuming!) role than I expected, and a great lesson in the variety of different views and priorities held by different residents. A new chair will be elected at May’s meeting, and I wish them every success with the role. Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my tenure in the role. Richard Rowson
Amended date for Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
published on 26th Apr 2022
Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will now be held on 16th May, not 9th as originally scheduled.
Neighbourhood Development Plan - examination update 22 Apr 2022
published on 22nd Apr 2022 (updated on 26th Apr 2022)
Following the submission of the Escrick Neighbourhood Plan for examination, the examiner has written to clarify several initial procedural matters, and provided an initial list of questions.
A copy of the letter has been attached to the Neighbourhood Development Plan page.
May 2022 Election - Persons Nominated
published on 6th Apr 2022
North Yorkshire County Council election
Please see attached Statement of Persons Nominated for the Division of Cawood and Escrick, for May's North Yorkshire County Council election.
Escrick Parish Council election
As there were fewer candidates than vacancies, candidates will be elected uncontested. Please see attached Notice of Uncontested Election.
published on 5th Apr 2022
The Escrick Parish Council website has been updated.
The Parish Council website now adopts the Government standards for design and accessibility of public authority websites. This helps ensure that website is accessible to as many people as possible, including those with visual impairments.
To simplify compliance with Government standards for public authority websites, a separate website of www.escrick.org.uk has been set-up to provide local information that is not directly related to the Parish Council. Any pages that were previously part of the Parish Council website that are not directly related to the Parish Council have been moved across.
If you were registered for email updates on the Parish Council website you will continue to receive these for updates on the Parish Council website. You will however need to register separately for any updates on the new www.escrick.org.uk website, by visiting the link on that site.