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Evidence Base

The new Local Plan will need to be underpinned by a comprehensive set of evidence base documents so we can be sure that it is being created with the benefit of the best available information on the planning issues facing the North York Moors National Park.

This page will include links to the evidence that has been created to inform our plan.


The North York Moors Landscape Character Assessment (2004)

Other Environment

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Main Report (2017)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Maps (2017)

Habitats Regulation Assessment (forthcoming)


The Strategic Housing Market Assessment, May 2016

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (forthcoming)


Report on the Economy of The North York Moors National Park (2015)

Community Facilities

Open Space Audit (forthcoming)

Infrastructure and Viability

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (forthcoming)

Cumulative Impact of Developer Contributions - Viability Study (forthcoming)