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 includes links to the evidence that has been created to inform our draft Local Plan.
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The North York Moors Landscape Character Assessment (2021)
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Main Report (2017)
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - Maps (2017)
The Strategic Housing Market Assessment, May 2016
Land Availability Assessment, June 2019.
Land Availability Assessment, Update Report, October 2019
Land Availability Assessment, Appendix 6 Site Assessments. Part 1 - Battersby to Coxwold
Land Availability Assessment, Appendix 6 Site Assessments. Part 2 - Easington to Helmsley
Land Availability Assessment, Appendix 6 Site Assessments. Part 3 - Hinderwell to Runswick Bay
Land Availability Assessment, Appendix 6 Site Assessments. Part 4 - Sandsend to West Ayton
(Note - Appendix 6 documents are large files and may take a while to download.)
Draft Land Availability Assessment - A list of submitted sites with outcomes is also available.
Open Space Assessment (July 2018),
Report on the Economy of The North York Moors National Park (2015)
Infrastructure and Viability
Infrastructure Assessment (February 2019).
A Local Plan Housing Viability Report was prepared by consultants Aspinall Verdi in October 2018 to support work on the Local Plan. This report looked into the development economics of building new homes in the National Park at the time. Digital versions are available on request.