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Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Planning Service

In the light of updated government advice we are implementing a number of measures to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid virus. This will inevitably mean a reduced and less accessible planning service so we ask applicants and the public to bear with us in this period of uncertainty.

Whilst we will still continue to deliver a planning service the following approach will apply until May 31st:

Officers will not be office based but can be contacted by email, post or telephone, to provide pre-application advice or for ongoing correspondence on an existing planning application but face to face meetings will not take place. Please use existing contact details provided on our website and you will be redirected to an officer.  

Unaccompanied site visits by planning officers will still need to take place so they can photograph and assess the proposal and the officer will be in contact by phone or email to notify when this will take place. Please let us know if this is acceptable to you.  

All physical meetings have been postponed or will be carried out by video and phone link and we are working to make arrangements for the April 9th Planning Committee to see if this can take place by this means – further details of this will be issued in due course.

The National Park is a special place and planning has an important role in creating a more sustainable future for it. The National Park Authority provides for the needs of local communities whilst safeguarding and where possible enhancing the natural and built environment

The North York Moors National Park Authority is the statutory planning authority for the National Park. In consultation with the general public, it produces all the planning policies for the area in the North York Moors Local Development Framework and determines all planning applications within the Park boundaries. The Authority does not deal with Building Regulations which is provided by the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council..

Save time and money

Reduce the overall cost of new developments by consulting with Planning Officers early. Good advice always saves money in the long term. Did you know the Planning Officers at the National Park can offer advice on how best to achieve your project, charges are typically £50 for householder developments.


Policies and plans


Documents and policies to guide future development in the National Park ensuring its special qualities are cared for

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Planning applications

Planning applications


Planning has an important role in guiding development at the same time as safeguarding the natural and built environment

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Planning Explorer

Check the progress of your application on the Planning Explorer website and follow planning decisions.

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Planning applications

North York Moors map

Look at details and make comments on current applications

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