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BT Proposed Telephone Kiosk Removal

BT has proposed the removal of a number of phone kiosks across the North York Moors National Park and following the initial consideration Scarborough Borough Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have carried out the "First Notification" to BT highlighting the kiosks that are considered to be important to retain.   

A copy of the ‘First Notification’ can be found at:

https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/planning/planning-policy/consultations-planning-policy

This sets out the phone kiosks that are proposed for retention as well as those that may be adopted (the red heritage boxes).

A copy of the full report taken to Scarborough Borough Council's Planning and Development Committee can also be found at:

http://democracy.scarborough.gov.uk/documents/s72187/PSM16281%20Telephone%20Kiosk%20Report.pdf

If you have any further comments on this then please notify Scarborough Borough Council by responding to forwardplanning@scarborough.gov.uk, by phone 01723 232480 or by writing to Forward Planning, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG. Any comments must be received by Friday 13 January 2017 at 5pm.

For the kiosks within the Hambleton and Ryedale areas of the National Park, the Authority has made comments to the respective Council following its consultation with Parish and Town Councils. The Authority will however send its own response to BT and therefore if you have any further comments to make please contact Clair Shields at the North York Moors National Park Authority via email c.shields@northyorkmoors.org.uk or 01439 772 700 by the 23 December 2016.

Minerals and Waste Joint Plan

The North York Moors National Park Authority, jointly with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York, are producing a minerals and waste plan which will cover the period up to 2030.

Publication Consultation

Our Minerals and Waste Joint Plan Publication document is open for consultation from 9 November 2016 to 5.00pm on 21 December 2016. Please be aware that any representations received after the deadline cannot be taken into account. 

Details of the consultation are available from the Joint Plan website, including

  • A copy of the publication document
  • Supporting documents
  • Response form

Paper copies can be viewed at: 

  • Our main offices in Helmsley, Sutton Bank National Park Centre and The National Park Centre at Danby
  • The main offices of North Yorkshire County Council in Northallerton
  • City of York customer centre at West Offices in York
  • Libraries across the plan area, including mobile libraries

How should I respond?

Representations submitted at this stage should be made in relation to the national tests of 'soundness' for Local Plans. Therefore any response should demonstrate why the following tests have or have not been met, including evidence where applicable. To help you respond we have prepared a guidance note which we recommend that you read before responding to the consultation. This note along with the response forms and all other documentation is available from the Joint Plan website

The Test of Soundness

Soundness is explained in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Inspector conduction the Examination in Public has to be satisfied that the Joint Plan is positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy:

  • Positively prepared: This means that the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development.  
  • Justified: The plan should be the most appropriate strategy when considered against reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence.  
  • Effective: The plan should be deliverable over its period and based in effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities.  
  • Consistent with national policy: The plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the NPPF.  

What happens after the consultation?

Any representations received will be considered by an independent inspector alongside the published Joint Plan when it is submitted for Examination in Public. The purpose of the Examination is to consider whether the Joint Plan complies with relevant legal requirements for producing Local Plans, including the Duty to Cooperate, and meets the national tests of 'soundness' for Local Plans.   

Legal Compliance

To be legally compliant the Joint Plan has to be prepared in accordance with the Duty to Cooperate and legal and procedural requirements, including the 2011 Localism Act and Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended). 

What is included in the Plan?

The Minerals and Waste Joint Plan includes:

  • the approach the three authorities would like to take in making decisions on future minerals and waste related development;  
  • guidelines for where, when and how much minerals and waste related development should take place in the plan area;  
  • policies for each mineral type and the different types of waste produced in the area;  
  • specific policies relating to development management issues such as the protection of the environment and communities;  
  • a number of sites which are considered suitable in principle, subject to necessary planning permission, for future minerals and waste development.  

Previous stages of consultation

The first consultation stage took place in May and June of 2013. This stage presented initial information about the plan and sought views on what the plan should contain. 

The 'Issues and Options' consultation took place in Spring 2014 where we received comments on policies and potential allocations as well as further sites and information being submitted. 

During March 2015 we ran a supplementary sites consultation which gave people the opportunity to comment on new sites and information submitted at the Issues and Options stage. 

The 'Preferred Options' consultation ran between November 2015 and January 2016 which sought views on the preferred approach. The outcome of this has fed into the Joint Plan Publication draft. 

When adopted, the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan will set out new planning policies for minerals (including oil and gas) and waste development across all three areas and will help to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2030.

Draft Local Plan 2016-35 - The First Steps Document

On 5 September 2016 we published our 'First Steps' Local Plan Documents for consultation. The consultation period ended on 18 November. The consultation aimed to established initial views over what issues need to be tackled in our new Local Plan. Details can be found on our Draft Local Plan - First Steps page.