Who is in charge of planning in Ryedale?
Responsibility for planning in Ryedale is split between us 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, please:
Minerals and waste planning applications are assessed by North Yorkshire County Council. You can find more information about North Yorkshire County Council’s planning policy here.
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.
What is the Adopted Development Plan?
It is made up of a number of documents, including:
- 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’). These are shown on the Policies maps.
- Helmsley Plan. This provides the site specific policies and allocations for the whole town of Helmsley.
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
Where else can I go for information on Ryedale’s planning policy?
- 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.