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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 Environmental

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Main Report (2017)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Maps (2017)

Draft Habitats Regulation Assessment (2018)

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal - Preferred Options Local Plan (2018)

Sustainability Appraisal - Local Plan Scoping Report (2016).



The Strategic Housing Market Assessment, May 2016

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (forthcoming - we are expecting this to be available in late August)

Open Space

Open Space Assessment (July 2018),


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

Infrastructure and Viability

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (forthcoming)

Cumulative Impact of Developer Contributions - Viability Study (forthcoming - we are expecting this to be available in late August)