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The Submission Draft (July 2019)

The draft North York Moors Local Plan was submitted on 2 July 2019 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination. Submission of the Local Plan marks the beginning of a public examination process.

View Details of the Local Plan Examination in Public.

Richard Schofield BA (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed to carry out the independent examination. We expect the Examination in Public to take place in November 2019. Details of the Examination will be sent to those who made representations at Regulation 18 stage at least six weeks prior to its commencement.

Liz Sheard has been appointed Programme Officer. Liz will act as the contact point for all matters relating to the Examination in Public. She can be contacted as follows:

By email -

By telephone: 0797 6292836

By post : Liz Sheard, c/o Planning Policy, The North York Moors National Park Authority, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BP.

Local Plan Submission Documents

The following documents are published at this stage under Regulation 22 of the 2012 Local Planning (England Regulations):

  1. Main Report
  2. Non-Technical Summary
  3. Appendices 1 to 4 - Requirements of SEA Directive, Review of Plans, Consultation Responses
  4. Appendix 5 - Sustainability Appraisals for each Policy
  5. Appendices 6 to 8 - Cumulative Effects of Pre-Submission Policies,Recommended Mitigation, Monitoring Framework
  6. The Sustainability Appraisal Report - Addendum (June 2019). An assessment of the effects of the Main Modifications proposed by the Authority, should they be included in the final Plan.

Other supporting documents are available in the Core Document library on the Examination Page.

Copies of representations made to the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan and sent to the Planning Inspectorate are available on the Submission page.

Weight To Be Attached To Draft Policies

On 5 September 2019 the Authority approved a schedule of draft Local Plan policies that the Authority may attach weight to in future decision making on the grounds that the draft local plan is at a sufficiently advanced stage of plan-making that that no significant objections have been made.

View the weight to be attached to draft polices document.