The Ryedale Local Plan was adopted in March 2002 and contained a range of planning policies.
Most of these policies have now been superseded by the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy.
The following elements of the Ryedale Local Plan remain as part of the Development Plan:
- The adopted proposals maps for the district and towns (except for Helmsley, where the policies map is in the adopted Helmsley Plan).
- The villages insert maps
The following 'saved' local plan policies:
- H3 Housing Allocation, Whitfield Avenue, Pickering
- H5 Housing Allocation, Feversham Drive, Kirkbymoorside
- H6 Residential Allocations in the Villages
- EMP2 Industrial/Business Development Allocation, Norton Grove Industrial Estate
- EMP3 Industrial/Business Development Allocation, East of Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering
- EMP4 Industrial/Business Development Allocation, Kirkby Mills
- EMP7 Allocations for the Expansion of Existing Major Employers
- EMP14 Central Science Laboratory
- EMP15 North Yorkshire Power Project, East Knapton
- TM6 Tourist Attractions Policy TM6 Tourist Attractions 159k 2 pages PDF
These are all available electronically on the the Ryedale Local Plan.
- EMP5 Industrial/Business Development Allocation, Helmsley - Has now been superseeded by the adoption of the Helmsley Plan.
Publication of Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map
The Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map have now been published for a six week period of consultation ending on 22 December 2017. The documents and supporting information can be found on the Publication of Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map page.
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.
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.
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.
NOTICE OF APPROVAL THE COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) CHARGING SCHEDULE
Planning Act 2008 (as amended)
Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended)
Regulation 25: Approval and Publication of a Charging Schedule
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new mandatory charge which is applied to certain forms of development in accordance with the approved CIL Charging Schedule, and the CIL Regulations (2010) as amended. The money collected is spent on various infrastructure projects in the District to support development in the District.
The Ryedale District Council CIL Charging Schedule was approved for use by a meeting of Council on the 14 January 2016. The Charge will be in operation from Tuesday 1 March 2016.
The Ryedale District Council CIL Charging Schedule, and associated documents were subject of independent examination, by Mr Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI appointed by the Planning Inspectorate. He concluded that the Charging Schedule was appropriate and reasonable. The Examiner's report was received 14 October 2015, and was made available on the Council's Forward Planning Team's website.
In addition, the CIL Charging Schedule and all associated documentation is available for inspection at the Ryedale District Council Offices, Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton YO17 7HH (Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm).
CIL Date of approval for use
Members of Ryedale Council approved use of Charging Schedule on the 14 January at a meeting of Extraordinary Full Council. The date for commencement of the Charging Schedule is the 1 March 2016.
The following documents in relation to the above are available to view below.
- CIL - S106 Contributions Statement
- Ryedale CIL Charging Schedule
- Ryedale CIL Discretionary relief/exemption and installment policy
- Notice of Approval - The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule
Inspector’s Report into the Examination of the Ryedale District Council Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule.
Ryedale District Council has received the Inspector’s Report into the Examination of the Ryedale District Council Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule.
The Inspector has found the Charging Schedule sound. The Inspector’s Report can be viewed at the bottom of this page. It is also on deposit at the District Council Offices, Ryedale House, Malton YO17 7HH.
The Council can now proceed with applying the Levy, subject to formal approval for use of the Charging Schedule at a future meeting of Council. The Council will publicise the outcome of this event in accordance with regulation 25 of The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 .
Submission of Ryedale Community Infrastructure Levy - Draft Charging Schedule
Planning Act 2008 (As amended)
Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended)
Regulation 19: Submission of a Draft Charging Schedule
Statement of Submission
Ryedale District Council has prepared a Community Infrastructure Levy Draft
Charging Schedule which it has submitted for examination.
In accordance with the Regulations, the District Council has made available for
• Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule
• The Declaration
• The Statement of Representations
• Copies of those Representations
• Relevant evidence to support the Draft Charging Schedule
These documents can be viewed at the following web-site: www.ryedaleplan.org.uk
Paper copies are also available to view at the District Council Offices, Ryedale
House, Old Maltongate, Malton, YO17 7HH (9.00 am – 4.00pm Monday –Friday)
To view information about the Examination please refer to the heading titled Examination of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule.
Revised Draft Charging Schedule published for consultation
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a local tariff that can be charged on all types of development in a local authority area to deliver infrastructure to support the growth of the District. The funds raised from the CIL can be used to help provide a wide range of infrastructure such as schools, open space, health facilities, flood defences and transport improvements required through the Ryedale Plan.
In order to introduce the CIL, the Council (as the charging authority), has to demonstrate that there is a shortfall in funding between the expected total cost of infrastructure needed to support development over the plan period and the level of funding likely to be forthcoming from mainstream sources of funding for infrastructure. The Council has published an Infrastructure Delivery Plan to support the delivery as part of the evidence base to Local Plan Strategy.
The production of an economic viability assessment is central to the charge setting process in order to ensure that the CIL does not threaten the delivery of the scale of development identified in the Local Plan. In setting the CIL rates the Council must aim to strike an appropriate balance between the benefits of funding infrastructure through CIL and the potential impact of imposing CIL on investment and development in the District. The Council commissioned consultants Roger Tym & Partners to undertake an economic viability assessment for the District. A copy of the assessment can be downloaded below.
Local Plan Strategy
The Local Plan Strategy is a key part of the Ryedale Plan. It sets out a long-term vision, objectives and strategy to guide public and private sector investment over the next 15 years from 2012. In particular it outlines the:
• expected levels of development that will take place in the District up to 2027;
• specific types of new development required to meet Ryedale's needs;
• sorts of changes that will happen in different locations;
• types of projects and investment needed to successfully deliver the strategy and support growth and local communities; and
• provides a framework to assist in the determination of planning applications.
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 in the list of pdf documents (attachments) below.
7 January 2015. We have noted that there is a paragraph (4.21) which was retained in error. It should have been removed as per item DDR10 in the Examination Library.
The Local Plan Strategy forms part of the Development Plan which is used to assess planning applications.
The development plan also includes the following elements of the 2002 Ryedale Local Plan which remain:
• Adopted Proposals maps for the District, towns and village maps
• The retained saved policies.
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 Regulations 26 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Ryedale District Council Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy
This Statement gives notice that Ryedale District Council adopted the Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)
The Ryedale Plan – Local Plan Strategy is the part of the Local Plan for the District. It sets out the long-term vision, objectives and planning strategy for 15 years to 2027.
The adoption of the Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy means that almost all of the 'saved' Ryedale Local Plan Polices, adopted in 2002, have now been replaced.
The Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy has been subject to an examination by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State between May 2012 and August 2013. The Inspector's Report was published on the 14 August 2013. The adopted Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy incorporates the Main Modifications that have been recommended by the Inspector and set out in the accompanying appendix to the Inspector's report, and a number of minor Additional Modifications.
Any person(s) aggrieved by the Ryedale Plan - Local Plan Strategy may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004 on the grounds that:
• the document is not within the appropriate power of the local authority; or
• that a procedural requirement has not been complied with
Any such application must be made no later than six weeks from the date on which the Local Plan Strategy was adopted, which commenced on Thursday, 5 September 2013 and concludes on Thursday, 17 October 2013.
The Local Plan Strategy and all supporting information, including the Sustainability Appraisal, are available to view on the Council's website:
Hard copies of the above documents are available to view at the District Council Office:
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH. Between 9.00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
Hard copies of the Local Plan Strategy are also available to view at libraries within the District. Please see opening times on the website:
Release of the Report into Examination into the Ryedale Plan – Local Plan Strategy
The Planning Inspectorate issued the final report into the Local Plan Strategy (LPS) on Wednesday, 14 August 2013, following its submission in May 2012 and hearing sessions which took place in September and October 2012 and May 2013.
The Inspector has concluded that the LPS is sound, subject to the inclusion of a schedule of main modifications which is appended to his report. On this basis, the Inspector states that the LPS "provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District to 2027".
The Council will at a future meeting of Full Council, seek to adopt the LPS on the basis of the recommendations in the Inspector's report. The report is available to view below:
All information relating to the Examination is available on the Local Plan Strategy Examination web page.
Publication of Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map
The Local Plan Sites Document and accompanying Policies Map have now been published for a formal six week period of consultation. The documents and supporting documents can be viewed on the Publication of Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map page. Guidance notes on how to make representations, together with a representation form are also available.
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 recommendations of the Committee will then be considered by Full Council on 12 October 2017.
If agreed, the Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map will published for formal public consultation before being submitted to the Government for independent examination in early 2018. The committee report and appendices are on the Local Plan Sites Document page.
Sites Consultation 2015 - Closed
Ryedale District Council is consulting on preferred sites in the Service Villages and potential option sites in the Market Towns. The consultation is running from 2 November to 14 December.
Please view the Sites Consultation 2015 page for further information, and how to make your comments.
We will also be undertaking targeted consultation on the preferred sites in Malton, Norton and Pickering in the light of the findings from the consultation and further information, and on site specific protection policies.
Local Plan Sites Document
These are the current timescales for the preparation of the Local Plan Sites Document:
Consultation on sites – November - December 2015
Please refer to the Local Development Scheme for the time-frame of the production of this document.
The Sites Document will principally identify and allocate land for new housing, employment and (where necessary) retail development in accordance with the Local Plan Strategy. It will be accompanied by proposal maps which set out development limits and town centre commercial limits, as well as numerous other designations. Sites in Helmsley are considered under the adopted Helmsley Plan.
Site Selection Methodology
The Council has now finalised the Site Selection Methodology (SSM) which is intended to inform the selection of sites for allocation through the Local Plan Sites and Helmsley Plan Development Plan Documents. This is an objective assessment based on securing development which best meets the objectives of the Ryedale Plan and associated Sustainability Appraisal objectives, and in the case of Helmsley the Objectives of the North York Moors National Park Core Strategy and Sustainability Appraisal. It is a tool for Officers to objectively assess sites submitted to the Council to enable informed choices to be made on the selection of sites.
The finalised SSM is available at the bottom of this page.
A report was taken to the Policy and Resources Committee meeting held on Monday, 14 February 2013 to finalise the SSM, which included a small number of changes which were reflect the representations made on the SSM, and the progress of the Local Plan Strategy through Examination.
Note: We have noted an incorrect figure in the accessibility questions. The last isochrone, which is currently 'over 20 minutes', should read 'over 15 minutes' this is applicable to all the accessibility questions.
Land Submissions - Approximately 600 sites have been put forward by landowners and agents for potential development in Ryedale to date. The Council is now undertaking assessment of the sites submitted as part of the preparation of the Local Plan Sites Document. The Council has made a deadline for the submission of any further sites. Sites submitted after Thursday, 28 February 2013 will not be taken forward through this process and the onus will be on proposers of the site to undertake the work needed to progress additional sites. This will of course become more difficult as time progresses as public and stakeholder consultation will have taken place, and strategic technical material is prepared. Site proposals will need to demonstrate that their site is better than a site which becomes preferred by the Council.
On-going consultation on the sites
As part of preparing the plan, we need to 'allocate' land for new types of housing, employment and retail development. As part of this we have invited landowners, agents and developers to put forward land for potential development in the future.
The sites submitted to date are available to view below. Only a fraction of these will actually be needed, so there are choices to be made about where this development should go. The Site Selection Methodology and consultation as part of the Sites Document will guide the choices of allocations.
We welcome your views on the sites submitted. To make comments on these new sites, please use the site comments form available at the bottom of this page below.
Please send your comments to:
Charlotte Bogg, Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH.
Site specific information about settlements entitled 'Settlement Analysis' was prepared for the Examination of the Local Plan Strategy and provides factual information about Ryedale's Market Towns and Service Villages. That document is viewable at the 'Other Documents' section under Evidence Base.
DISCLAIMER (DISCONTINUED SITES)
The Council has asked submitters of sites within the Parishes of Service Villages to consider their site submissions through the Local Plan Strategy and Site Selection Methodology. As a result of this, some sites are being discontinued through the allocations process by the landowner. Please note that such sites will still remain displayed on the parish maps, and individual maps, but the words 'DISCONTINUED SITE' will be displayed next to the link on the individual site map, and in due course a list of such sites will be displayed of "Sites Which are Not Being Taken Forward by Landowners".
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
The Helmsley Plan
In accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that Ryedale District Council adopted the Helmsley Plan with main modifications made pursuant to Section 23(3) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) on 9 July 2015. The Helmsley Plan forms part of the Development Plan for the Ryedale District Local Planning Authority Area.
The Helmsley Plan has been jointly prepared with the North York Moors National Park. It allocates sufficient land to meet both the housing and employment requirements for the town up to 2027. It also contains a suite of policies to guide various forms of development and to manage change in the town. It supports the implementation of Ryedale District Council's Local Plan Strategy, which was adopted in 2013 and provides the planning strategy for the District out side of the North York Moors National Park. It has been assessed by an independent Planning Inspector, who concluded that the Helmsley Plan, along with the recommended Main Modifications, satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Any person aggrieved by the Helmsley Plan may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that either:
i) The Helmsley Plan is not within the Appropriate power of the local authority; or
ii) A procedural requirement has not been complied with.
Any such application must be made promptly and in any event, no later than six (6) weeks from the date on which the Helmsley Plan was adopted (i.e. no later than 20 August 2015).
This Statement, the Helmsley Plan and its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report (incorporating the requirements of Strategic Environmental Assessment) are available for inspection at the following locations:
Ryedale District Council
Old Malton Road
(Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm)
Opening Times - Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Thursday 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 12.00 noon