Planning policy is developed from a range of technical documents on specific matters such as flood risk and also documents which set out wider strategies and objectives. We commission some studies and others are commissioned by other organisations as part of their work in particular areas. The studies we do, we look at our own data. We pull these documents together to look at what this could mean for places in Ryedale. Our evidence base documents are mostly found in the Resources section as there are a lot of them.
We pull a lot of information into our Sustainability Appraisal Scoping report. We use this to develop key objectives which test the social, economic and environmental impacts of our potential planning policy and options around where development should go. This report is currently being updated as part of the review of the Ryedale Plan.
This is work which covers a wider area than Ryedale, and looks at the North Yorkshire Area, and wider strategic work with adjacent authorities such as City of York Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, it is concerned with overarching approaches to the roles of places and connections between places within a general context of how growth is managed.
The Local Authorities across York, North Yorkshire, East Riding and Hull (YNYERH) have recognised the need to develop a broad framework. They’ve set out to agree how sustainable growth could be facilitated across the sub region over the medium to longer term. Looking towards 2050 and beyond.
The Spatial Framework is a non-statutory document that outlines the vision and priorities for growth and the overall spatial strategy for the area.
Spatial FrameworkFInd out how this area of Ryedale will be developed and used by reading the Spatial Framework
What’s the vision for this?
The aim is to have connected, distinctive and thriving towns and cities that will help drive growth and support a successful, sustainable future for current and future generations. Whether living in a city, market town or in the countryside we want to support and deliver a better quality of life for people in the YNYERH area – through our approach to growth and infrastructure planning.
Three priorities have been identified: Digital, Environment and Transport.
- Support better infrastructure delivery with the achievement of greater levels of sustainable economic growth
- Provide a stronger case for investment, helping to make the spatial case for external funding for infrastructure investment where this is required to support growth.
- Demonstrate more proactive collaboration across all the partner Local Authorities. This will enable them to work more effectively and efficiently in preparing and delivering their Local Plans. Plus, they’ll be able to provide the market with more confidence to invest and grow.
- North Yorkshire Local Transport Plan 2016-2045
- Strategic Economic plan update 2016
- Strategic Economic Plan 2014 Part 1
- Strategic Economic Plan 2014 Part 2
Economic evidence is focused on strategies for how Ryedale’s economy responds to changes in the economy, how it can be attractive to investors and business and develop strategies for harnessing the District’s rich natural and cultural assets. We have studies which explore business’ requirements, the need for employment land and the types of buildings and spaces to help create and sustain new business.
We also have studies which explore retail needs. We work closely with our Economic Development Team on these studies. Search in our Resources for ‘Malton and Norton’ as well as ‘development brief’, ’employment land review’, ‘Retail capacity’ and ‘industrial strategy’ to view these. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure where to look.
We also carried out a rail river corridor study. You can search for these resources under ‘river rail corridor study’.
We commission technical studies to look at specific environmental issues in Ryedale concerning water quality and flood risk, air quality, and matters around biodiversity – such as protected species. We also refer to a number of technical and strategy documents that are prepared by Government organisations such as The Environment Agency and Natural England, the Local Nature Partnership and others.
Environmental evidence can be found by searching for ‘catchment abstraction’, ‘flood risk’, ‘air quality’ and ‘biodiversity’ and ‘Green Infrastructure’. Please contact email@example.com if you are not sure where to look.
Housing supply and delivery
Housing delivery is a key objective for the Government, and affordable housing delivery is a key objective for us. We commission assessments to look at what our housing need is in Ryedale, called Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMA), which are done around every five years. We also commission work on the financial costs (viability) of delivering affordable housing.
In addition to this, we compile a list of sites potentially available for housing – called the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). We also monitor housing delivery based on the number of houses built and the amount of land remaining to build houses on in Ryedale – known as our housing land supply. We do this annually.
This is the physical structures and facilities that we use to live our lives, such as roads, cycleways, footpaths, water delivery and waste removal, power/gas lines, renewable and low carbon energy technologies, broadband and telecommunications and services such as health care services, schools and open space.
Most of these services are provided by other organisations, so we discuss our plans and proposals with these organisations to ensure that there is either capacity for new development or establish what changes are needed to bring increased capacity.
Head to our Resources section and search for ‘sustainable energy’, ‘renewable energy’, ‘strategic transport assessments’, ‘village services audits’ and ‘open space studies’ to view these documents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure where to look.
Landscape and heritage
The landscape and heritage of Ryedale are strongly connected together. We have studies which define in detail the different types of landscapes in Ryedale. We also have studies which have looked at the land around our largest settlements, and we have papers which set out why we designated our own Areas of High Landscape Value (Fringe of the Moor and the Wolds). To look at these documents, head to our Resources section and use search terms ‘settlement analysis’, ‘historic’, ‘special qualities’, ‘Howardian Hills’ and ‘landscape’. Please note that some of these documents are large, so are broken down into smaller sections. Please contact email@example.com if you are not sure where to look.