Local Plan News – November 2016

November Local Plan News


This month’s contents:


For more information about Local Plan changes and representations, please contact Darren Hendley, MRTPI, Principal Planning Consultant

Tel: 01904 715470,



North Yorkshire County Council has produced the Publication version of its Minerals and Waste Joint Plan, that also covers the areas of the City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park. The document sets out planning policies, allocated sites, areas of search, and safeguarded sites for minerals and waste development. The document has also revised its proposed policies concerning hydrocarbons (oil and gas), which are likely to attract a significant amount of interest, following on from the approval of hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) at Kirby Misperton.  The consultation is likely to be the final opportunity to comment on the Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.  The consultation continues until  21st December 2016.


Hambleton District Council  has produced the Preferred Options version of its New Local Plan that, when adopted, will be replace the Council’s existing  Core Strategy, Development Policies and Allocations Development Plan Documents.  The Preferred Options document is comprised of two parts, covering both a preferred policy approach to shape planning policies and preferred sites for housing, employment, leisure and greenspace use. The consultation continues until 12th December 2016.


Following the devolution agreement between Central Government and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is due to be published for consultation shortly.  When the Spatial Framework is adopted it will form the overarching Development Plan for Manchester’s ten Local Planning Authorities, which they will use to provide more detailed land allocations and planning policies in their own areas. The Spatial Framework will be the first Development Plan published following devolution powers in England and the associated ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda.


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