Planning authorities in Ryedale
Ryedale District Council and the National Park
Responsibility for planning in Ryedale is split between the Council and the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP).
For more information about the National Park areas of Ryedale, or for any other matters about planning in that part of the district, please follow the link below.North York Moors National Park
- Email: NYMNP
- Phone: 01439 772700
Minerals and Waste
Minerals and waste planning applications are assessed by North Yorkshire County Council. Follow the link below to find out more about the County Council’s planning policy.North Yorkshire County Council Planning Policy
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Part of the western area of Ryedale is within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We make the decisions on planning applications, but consult with the Howardian Hills Manager.
Follow the link below to find out more about the Howardian Hills AONB Management Plan and all of their other activities.Howardian Hills AONB website
Work is being led by Natural England to explore the possible designation of the Yorkshire Wolds as an AONB. The lead authority on this work is the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Follow the links below for more information.Natural England Announcement East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Yorkshire Wolds AONB
This is in its early stages and as more information becomes available, we will look to publicise this in greater detail on this website.
At a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee in November 2021, and then Full Council on 2 December 2021, Members agreed:
(i) Ryedale District Council support, in principle, the designation of a new AONB covering the Yorkshire Wolds
(ii) Ryedale District Council note the purpose and key stages of the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project’
(iii) Local affected ward members represent Ryedale District Council at consultation meetings and briefings which will be held specifically for local politicians.
For more information, please follow the link below.Committee Report re Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project
Ryedale’s Adopted Development Plan
Our Development Plan is comprised of a number of documents, these include:
- Ryedale Plan – Local Plan Strategy. This sets out how much new housing, employment and retail development should go where, from now until 2027. It also guides other forms of development and protects key environmental and historic features in Ryedale.
- Ryedale Plan – Local Plan Sites Document. This makes site specific policies and identifies areas of land for specific uses (we call these ‘allocations’).
- Policies Maps. These provide a visual representation of planning policies within settlements.
- Helmsley Plan. This provides the site specific policies and allocations for the whole town of Helmsley.
- Regional Spatial Strategy.
All of these documents can be accessed via the page below.Our Development Plan Policies
Other supporting documents
It also includes the following:
- Malton Food Enterprise Zone – this identifies certain forms of development which can take place without needing planning permission
- Local Development Scheme (LDS) – this shows our three-year work programme for producing our planning policy
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) – this shows how we will consult with communities in any planning process
- Monitoring Reports – this shows how well our planning policies are working
- Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding includes a register of people who are interested in building their own homes in Ryedale. It gives us an idea of the amount of land needed to meet this need and affects future planning policy.
- Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge applied to certain types of development (market housing and certain types of retail development) which is collected to pay for important infrastructure projects around Ryedale.
Future Planning Policy in Ryedale
We are currently undertaking a Review of our Development Plan. For more information about this, including details relating to site submissions and how you can get involved in the process, follow the link below.Review of the Ryedale Plan