the ryedale plan

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
Adoption Statement

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:
For further information, please contact the Forward Planning Team on 01653 600 666 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


Attachments (downloads):
FileDescriptionNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Application_of_Policy_SP3_and_SP11_of_the_Adopted_Ryedale_Local_Plan.pdf)Application of Policy SP3 and SP11 of the Adopted Ryedale Local Plan 355 kB09-2016
Download this file (Final_Inspector's_Report_to_ RDC_28_Aug_2013.pdf)Inspector's report - Final 28 Aug 2013 71805 kB04-2014
Download this file (Local_Plan_Strategy_Adoption_Statement_Sept2013.pdf)Local Plan Strategy Adoption Statement 118 kB04-2014
Download this file (Local_Plan_Strategy_FINAL.pdf)Ryedale Plan Local Plan Strategy - 5 September 2013 1902470 kB05-2016