Notices - 2021
Selby District Local Plan - Additional Sites Consultation
published on 31st Jul 2021
Selby District Local Plan - Additional Sites Consultation Document: 2 August to 13 September 2021
Selby District Council is holding a six-week consultation from Monday 2 August until 5pm on Monday 13 September 2021 on the Selby District Local Plan - Additional Sites consultation document.
The Selby District Local Plan - Additional Sites consultation document sets out the sites submitted through the Selby District Local Plan Preferred Options consultation which took place between January and March 2021. The Preferred Options Consultation document set out the Council’s preferred spatial approach in terms of where development will be focussed and the draft policies which will be used to determine planning applications up to 2040. The Preferred Options consultation was also the last opportunity for landowners to submit land for consideration for development in the Local Plan. A total of 44 additional or amended sites were submitted for consideration as part of the consultation. These additional sites have been assessed with the Council’s site assessment methodology, and those additional sites considered to be the most suitable have been put forward as Preferred Sites.
To ensure that these additional and amended sites have been subject to the same level of scrutiny as those previously considered, we are now seeking your views on whether you agree with the assessments on these new and amended sites. Your views will help us to reach final conclusions on the sites which will be set out as allocations for development in the Publication version of the Local Plan, which will be consulted on early next year.
Please note we are not seeking comments on those sites which were previously included as part of the Local Plan Preferred Options consultation only the additional or amended sites, neither are we asking for any new sites.
Where can I view the consultation documents?
The consultation document and site selection methodology are available at the following link on the Council’s website: https://selby-consult.objective.co.uk/kse
Paper copies of the consultation documents are also available to view at the following libraries during their respective opening hours (subject to change if necessary due to Covid-19 implications): Barlby Library, Selby Library, Sherburn in Elmet Library and Tadcaster Library
For those without access to the internet, or unable to visit the libraries above, a paper copy can be requested by telephoning the Planning Policy Team on 01757-292134.
Please note that the deadline for submitting representations is 5pm on Monday 13 September 2021.
How to submit comments
Please submit comments via the consultation portal at the following link:
Using the Consultation Portal
To submit comments at: https://selby-consult.objective.co.uk/kse , you must have an account and be logged in using the white login icon on the top right of the page. If you have not registered with us before, you should first register here: https://selby-consult.objective.co.uk/kse/register. When you choose to register by giving your name and email rather than postal address, you will be sent an email with a link to activate your account. Please click on the activation link before trying to log in.
When you've logged in and begin making your first comment, you will be prompted to confirm your contact details first. You only need to register as an ‘Agent’ if you are a planning agent, i.e. a planning professional submitting comments on behalf of landowners and / or stakeholders. Once you are registered on the consultation portal, you will be updated on progress as the plan goes forward.
If you have previously submitted comments to us by letter or email
You can access the consultation portal using your name or Parish / Town Council name as we have added your name and comments made at earlier consultations to our consultation portal. Please note that your comments and some personal identifying details will be published in a public register and cannot be treated confidentially. Where practical, personal identifiers may be redacted, however Selby District Council cannot guarantee that all identifiers will be removed prior to publication of consultation records.
Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it was given, which is to ensure your comment is recorded, to contact you regarding your comments and to keep you informed of the preparation of the Council’s Local Plan and of further opportunities to get involved. Further details are set out under the Planning Policy Privacy Statement: https://www.selby.gov.uk/plann...
By submitting a comment on the Local Plan Additional Sites Consultation, you confirm that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your comments.
If you do not have access to the internet or an email account, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01757-292134 for how we can assist you in accessing the above documents and being involved in this consultation.
Virtual Public Meetings
In addition, we are hosting three virtual public meetings: at 6.00pm on Tuesday 3 August 2021, at 6.00pm on Tuesday 10 August 2021 and at 6.00pm on Thursday 2 September 2021. The purpose of these virtual public meetings will be to provide information about the Additional Sites. These virtual public meetings will also provide members of the public with a chance to ask questions. To join a virtual public meeting, you need access to the internet. Please see: https://www.selby.gov.uk/localplan or contact us at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address or by telephone on 01757-292134 with the date of the meeting you wish to attend, and we will send you an email with the weblink to the virtual public meeting.
We would be grateful if you could assist in the advertising of this consultation event by displaying the A4 poster, which we have sent to you in the post today, on your Parish / Town Council notice board.
For information on the Local Plan process and for progress on other planning policy documents, please see the Council’s webpage: https://www.selby.gov.uk/planning-policy. If you have any queries, please contact the Planning Policy Team at email@example.com or call 01757 292134.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Planning Policy Team
Escrick 10k - volunteers needed
published on 19th Jul 2021
The Escrick 10k takes place on Sunday 22nd August. This multi-terrain race is a key fundraiser for the village, in particular for the playing fields association, which oversees the maintenance and replacement of the playground.
Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of the event, covering various roles. This includes:
- setting up the village green - putting up the marquee and other facilities (Saturday afternoon);
- car park coordinators - helping direct cars in the parking areas at QM's school (from 09:30am - 11am on Sunday morning - suits confident bossy people with big arms!);
- course marshals - positioned around the course to help ensure runners go the right way and give them a supportive cheer (from about 10:45 - 12:15 on Sunday morning - a chance to see bits of the Estate not normally open to the public, and suitable for taking children along too);
- village green roles - including giving out medals and refreshments at the finish (all morning - less walking than other roles!);
- packing up the village green (Sunday afternoon).
If you are able to assist please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact phone number, and any preference for where you might help.
Playground update - 19th July 2021
published on 16th Jul 2021
The Parish Council have confirmed that the playground will revert to normal rules, in line with the move to step 4 on Monday 19th July. This means that the limit of 20 persons on site will no longer apply, nor restrictions on household mixing on individual pieces of play equipment.
However, national legislation means you still must not use the playground if you are required to isolate.
The playground is in a rural setting, and we share the playground with rabbits, moles and hedgehogs amongst other animals. Mole hills and rabbit scrapes are a natural biproduct of their presence. Work is undertaken from time to time to remove the worst of these, and Wheldrake Junior Football club are working to improve the surface of the football pitch ahead of next season.
However, inevitably there will remain uneven areas and trip hazards and care should be taken when using the facility. As rabbit scrapes and mole hills can appear at any time, always check the surface for hazards immediately before playing.
Do feel free to relocate soil from mole hills to fill rabbit scrapes if you identify specific areas of concern.
Village Hall Committee - AGM 2021
published on 4th Jul 2021
ESCRICK VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
WEDNESDAY 14 TH JULY 2021, 1930
(Followed by an Ordinary Meeting)
This meeting is intended to take place in the Village Hall itself and will be in line with the latest Government Guidelines.
In order for us to ensure we can abide by these restrictions, could you please notify Sara Cunningham (0757 976 9931 or 01904 728471) if you wish to attend.
Parish Magazine Update - July 2021
published on 30th Jun 2021
The following update appearing in July 2021 Parish Magazine:
Escrick Parish Council Update
The Neighbourhood Plan working group are seeking residents’ views on the pre-submission draft of Escrick’s Neighbourhood Plan (NDP).
As the culmination of nearly 4 years work by the team and external consultants, the NDP sets out the planning vision for our local community through to 2035. It 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.
See www.escrick.org/ndp (responses by 18th July 2021)
Selby District Council Planning Policy Team is running a public consultation on its Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for the parish. The draft appraisals identify the features which make a positive or negative contribution to the special character of the conservation area. The document also provides recommendations for future enhancement.
The consultation runs for 6 weeks from Friday 18th June to Friday 30th July. See www.selby.gov.uk/conservation-area-appraisal-consultation-2
‘Pull a stalk whilst you walk’
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive species that has established itself in Gassy Woods. It needs active management to prevent it spreading further, and eclipsing other species.
If you are able to help by pulling up, even with just a little whilst walking in the woods, it would be greatly appreciated. See posters in the woods for details.
Councillors: We have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.
Parish Council meeting dates: 5th July, 6th September, and 4th October (no meeting in August). All meetings at 7.30pm, please check website/noticeboard for venue. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), email@example.com, Chair (Richard Rowson), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org
July 2021 Parish Magazine
published on 30th Jun 2021
The July edition of the Escrick Parish Magazine has been published online! Here is the link: https://issuu.com/poppy.green309/docs/escrick_parish_magazine_july_2021
Selby District Council Consultation on Conservation Area Appraisals
published on 18th Jun 2021
Selby District Council Planning Policy Team is launching a public consultation on its Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for the parishes of:
If you download the draft Conservation Area Appraisal documents use the 'save tab' before viewing so you can view and use the interactive map within the document.
The appraisals have been produced by Alan Baxter Associates in conjunction with Selby District Council.
The draft appraisals identify the features which make a positive or negative contribution to the special character of the conservation area. The document also reviews the boundary and provides recommendations for future enhancement. A link to the document can be found below.
The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Friday 18th June to Friday 30th July.
All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 30th July 2021.
You can submit comments using our online comments form here
Alternatively responses can be returned by e-mail to localplan@Selby.gov.uk; or by post to the Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT.
Pick a stalk whilst you walk (or more)
published on 10th Jun 2021
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive species that has established itself in Gassy Woods.
It needs active management to prevent it spreading further, and eclipsing other species.
If you are able to help by pulling up (as below), even with just a little whilst walking in the woods, it would be greatly appreciated.
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
published on 7th Jun 2021
We are consulting upon the final draft of Escrick's Neighbourhood Plan from Monday 7th June until Sunday 18th July 2021. See escrick.org/ndp for details.
Hedges and pavements
published on 3rd Jun 2021
The recent warm weather has given many plants a much needed growth spurt. However, as a result in a few places hedges and weeds are starting to encroach into pavements, and the visibility splays at junctions.
For the benefit of other residents, we'd appreciate people checking whether their frontage would benefit from a quick trim.
The Highways Act 1980, section 154, creates a legal obligation for the owner or occupier of a property to ensure that the 'public highway' adjacent to their property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. A 'public highway' means any verge, footway, carriageway, bridleway or footpath that is maintained at public expense and over which the public has a right of way.
As a guide, hedges/trees should be no lower than 7ft 6" over a pavement, and no lower than 17ft over a road.
The Parish Council's contractor will be cutting the hedges that the Parish Council maintains on their next visit to the village (within the next 2 weeks).
We are aware that some confusion exists around the legality and probity of cutting hedges during the bird nesting season. It is an offence under Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 to intentionally damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built. As such, it is generally recommended to avoid cutting hedges where feasible during the peak nesting season of March – August. Whilst it is best to defer significant pruning until outside the nesting season, it is not illegal to trim hedges during this time, providing reasonable steps are taken to check that a birds nest will not be damaged or destroyed.