Ryedale District Council


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Council Priorities

The Council Plan 2017 - 2022 prioritises Sustainable Growth by promoting a strong economy with thriving businesses and supporting infrastructure for future generations capitalising on our culture, leisure and tourism opportunities. We will measure our performance in delivering economic growth, housing delivery and preventing homelessness.

Economic Recovery Plan 

We are working with the Local Economic Partnership (LEP), all local authorities and partner organisations across the York and North Yorkshire region to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Information on the Recovery Plan is available on the LEP's website.


Ryedale suffers from poor quality broadband throughout the District and it is a high priority of the Council to improve internet speeds to residents and businesses.

There are two main ways to get high speed broadband; through BT telephone wires (improving fibre connections to green roadside cabinets) and by wireless; a line of sight transmission from transmitter to a receiver on your property.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), through the Connecting North Yorkshire Partnership, are administering Central Government funding to bring high quality broadband (>25Mbps) to as much of North Yorkshire as possible.

The details of this scheme are on the Superfast North Yorkshire. (SFNY) website.  Log on to check if your postcode will get high speed fibre.  BT are contracted to provide high speed to 90% of properties in North Yorkshire by December 2014.

For the remaining 10%, wireless technology can be employed.

We have three current wireless schemes in Ryedale.

Accompanying the availability of high speed broadband is a business support package to enable businesses to maximise the opportunities it presents.  Visit SFNY for further information.

For further details on broadband issues, contact the Community Team or tel 01653 600666.

The Local Enterprise Partnership

The Council is working with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to develop strategies, bid for funding, develop and implement a wide range of projects to grow businesses and remove barriers to economic development.  A range of research and statistical data is also available from the LEP.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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