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Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map
A special meeting of Ryedale District Council's Planning Committee will be held on 11 October 2017 to consider the allocation of specific sites for development in the District to meet development requirements to 2027 and site specific protection policies.the documents and information can be found on the Local Plan Sites Document page.

The recommendations of the Committee will then be considered by Full Council on 12 October 2017.
Once agreed, the Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map will be published for public consultation in November before being submitted to the Government for independent examination early next year. The examination process will determine whether the Council can adopt these documents as part of the Development Plan for Ryedale - the suite of policies that are used to inform decisions on planning applications for development.


SHLAA part 1 update 2017
The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Part 1 has been updated to show the completions at the 31 March 2017 and the current 5 year land supply position. To view the document please visit the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment page. Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update Part 1 2017 1,687k 59 pages PDF

Malton Food Enterprise Zone

Members of Ryedale District Council resolved to adopt the Malton Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (and design code) the report is available to view here.

6 September 2016 - Developer Contributions from Small Sites - amendments to operation of the policy as a result of changes to National Planning Guidance

In light of changes to National Planning Guidance, the operation of Policy SP3 and SP11 will reflect those changes. Please see the link to the policy note on the Local Plan Strategy.

Adoption of Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton Village Design Statement.

Ryedale District Council adopted the Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton Village Design Statement as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 1 September 2016. The document along with the Adoption Statement can be viewed under the Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents page of the website.

The new Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) has now been published and can be viewed under the Evidence Base section of the website.

CIL - Date of Approval for use

Members of Ryedale Council approved use of Charging Schedule on the Thursday, 14 January at a meeting of Extraordinary Full Council. The date for commencement of the Charging Schedule is the Tuesday, 1 March 2016.

This will cover any relevant application that is determined from the date Council resolves to implement CIL (1 March 2016). Therefore, it is important that both land owners and developers are aware of the implications of the CIL charge because it is a non-negotiable, fixed charge. Accordingly it will be necessary to either establish that the scheme is exempt, or factor this into the viability assessment as a fixed element of cost.

CIL - Instalment Policy

The Council has now adopted an Instalment Policy (1 September 2016). This sets out the payment framework for paying CIL Liability operational from 6 September 2016. The Policy can be viewed on the Community Infrastructure Levy page of the website.

Sites Consultation 2015 - Ended 14 December 2015
Ryedale District Council consulted on preferred sites in the Service Villages and potential option sites in the Market Towns. The consultation ran from 2 November to 14 December.

For further information about this consultation please view Sites Consultation 2015.


Ryedale Plan

The Ryedale Plan is the Local Plan or 'Development Plan' for Ryedale. It sets out how much new housing, employment and retail development should go where to 2027. It also guides other forms of development as well as protecting key Ryedale assets such as environmental and historic assets. It is be made up of two main parts: the Local Plan Strategy and Local Plan Sites documents. The Local Plan Strategy was adopted in September 2013. The Council is now preparing the Local Plan Sites Document. A specific plan for Helmsley (The Helmsley Plan) has been produced in conjunction with the North York Moors National Park Authority. It was adopted on 9th July 2015.

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) has been revoked (2013) except for two policies and key diagram which relate to the extent of York’s Green Belt. This information can be viewed below:

The RSS in its original extent, and The Regional Strategy for Yorkshire and Humber (Partial Revocation) Order 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other documents are related to the Ryedale Plan?

Other parts of the Ryedale Plan include the Statement of Community Involvement which sets out how we will consult people in preparing the plan, and the Local Development Scheme which is the timetable for preparing the plan. The Council is also taking forward the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to fund social, physical and environmental infrastructure which is needed to accommodate future development.

What about the part of Ryedale in the National Park?

The Ryedale Plan will not cover the area of the District that is located within the boundary of the North York Moors National Park. This will be covered by the North York Moors LDF, which is produced by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

What about the part of Ryedale in The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

The Ryedale Plan covers the Howardian Hills AONB. Planning applications that are made in this area are dealt with by Ryedale District Council Planning Services in conjunction with the Howardian Hills AONB Management Plan and any comments that are made by the Howardian Hills management team.

Self Build Register

The form and information sheet for the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register and Application Form are available at the bottom of this page, the form can also be filled in online - Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register and Application Form.

Attachments (downloads):
FileDescriptionNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Apply_to_be_added_to_the_Ryedale_District_Self-Build_and_Custom_Build_Register.pdf)Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register Application Form 296 kB05-2016
Download this file (Information sheet.pdf)Self-build Information Sheet 2151 kB05-2016