What is the Helmsley Plan?
The Helmsley Plan will guide development in the parish of Helmsley. It will identify and allocate land for new housing and employment, together with a suite of other policies to guide development in Helmsley. The Helmsley Plan will be in accordance with Ryedale's Local Plan Strategy and the North York Moors National Park's Core Strategy and Development Policies DPD. The Council's Site Selection Methodology has been the mechanism for assessing the sites put forward for potential development. The Helmsley Plan will is being prepared jointly with the North York Moors National Park, as the planning responsibility for Helmsley is split between the two authorities.
The Helmsley Plan is now adopted, below are details of previous consultations.
Helmsley Plan: Notice of Schedule of Proposed Further Changes (Main Modifications)
Ryedale District Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority (the Authorities) submitted the Helmsley Plan for Examination in May 2014. Over the course of the Examination process, the Authorities have put forward a number of proposed changes to the Helmsley Plan. The Authorities are now consulting on these ‘Main Modifications’ and is seeking representations on them.
To view the Schedule of Main Modifications or to make representations please see the Helmsley Plan Examination page of the website.
Representations should be made between Wednesday 18 March 2015 and before 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2015.
A "Publication Draft" Helmsley Plan is now out to consultation on its soundness following previous consultation on preferred sites in Summer 2013. Submission of the Helmsley Plan is expected to take place in April/ May 2014 and likely Examination in August 2014. All the documentation relating to the consultation is available below. The evidence base underpinning the Helmsley Plan is set out on the Supporting Evidence page.
The Helmsley Plan – Publication Version - Closing date for this consultation was 7 March 2014
The town of Helmsley is split between the Local Planning Authorities of Ryedale District Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority. The two authorities, together with Helmsley Town Council, are producing the 'Helmsley Plan'.
The Helmsley Plan identifies a number of sites for housing and employment development up to 2027. It also contains a suite of policies to guide various forms of development and to manage change in the town. During the summer of 2013, the North York Moors National Park Authority and Ryedale District Council asked residents, businesses and other organisations for their views on a first draft of the plan containing the preferred sites to accommodate future development.
Following on from this consultation, the Helmsley Plan has now been published for formal consultation. This will be the version of the Plan that will be submitted to the Government for Examination by a Planning Inspector. Any comments on the plan must be made in relation to its "soundness" – a series of tests to ensure the Plan is appropriate (further details are set out in the Representation Form Guidance Notes).
The supporting information and evidence which underpin the Helmsley Plan are set out in the Supporting Evidence section shown in the menu.
The Publication version of the Helmsley Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed below: