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Draft Local Plan - First Steps

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The First Steps Document (September 2016)

Consultation on the first stage of our Local Plan review, called 'First Steps' ran for an eleven week period to 18 November 2016.  The purpose of the consultation was to gain initial views on what people think about the North York Moors National Park generally - what they value about it, what needs improvement, and what people think the key issues are.

At this initial stage we also asked everyone to put forward any sites they know about that may be suitable for development over the life of our plan. We also asked people to let us know about any areas of 'Local Green Space' they may which to see designated for additional protection from development. A report summarising we responses we received is available.

View the First Steps - Summary of Consultation Report.

View the First Steps Document

The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (September 2016)

Finally, we also prepared a technical report on sustainability appraisal. This explains how we will assess our future policies and any sites for how sustainable they are compared to other options we come up with. It looks at other plans and policies that may have an influence on our plan, sets out what relevant information we have about the North York Moors and what some of the issues we may need to address, before coming up with a framework for assessing how sustainable our policies and sites are. We called it 'Our Approach to Plan Making' or the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. We consulted with Heritage England, Natural England and the Environment Agency on it, and comments made by them will be incorporated in future version.

Download Our Approach to Plan Making - Main Report

Download Our Approach to Plan Making - Appendices