Ryedale District Council

Statutory development plans

Development plans focus on land use development and protection set within the context of wider social, economic and environmental trends and considerations.

The Development Plan is the principal policy used to assess planning applications. All information about the various elements of The Development Plan is available by clicking on the links below. Development Plans focus on land use development and protection set within the context of wider social, economic and environmental trends and considerations.

The Development Plan consists of three elements: the Ryedale Plan, which is made up of three documents described below; the saved Policies and Maps of the Ryedale Local Plan 2002; and saved policy of the Regional Spatial Strategy.

Ryedale Plan

The Ryedale Plan consists of three documents which are Development Plan Documents. They are the recently adopted Local Plan Strategy which is a key part of the Ryedale Plan. It sets out a long-term vision, objectives and strategy to guide public and private sector investment over the next 15 years from 2012. In particular it outlines the:

  • expected levels of development that will take place in the District up to 2027;
  • specific types of new development required to meet Ryedale's needs;
  • sorts of changes that will happen in different locations;
  • types of projects and investment needed to successfully deliver the strategy and support growth and local communities; and
  • provides a framework to assist in the determination of planning applications.

The Local Plan Strategy is to be supplemented by the following two further Development Plan Documents:

The Local Plan Sites Document will principally identify and allocate land for new housing, employment and (where necessary) retail development in accordance with the Local Plan Strategy. It will be accompanied by proposal maps which set out Development Limits and Town Centre Commercial Limits accordingly, as well as numerous other designations.

The Helmsley Plan will guide development in the parish of Helmsley. It will identify and allocate land for new housing and employment, together with a suite of other policies to guide development in Helmsley. The Helmsley Plan will be in accordance with Ryedale's Local Plan Strategy and the North York Moors National Park's Core Strategy and Development Policies DPD.

Ryedale District Local Plan 2002

Parts of the Ryedale Local Plan 2002 are saved until they are replaced by the Local Plan Sites Document and the Helmsley Plan. The following parts of the Local Plan 2002 are saved: site-specific policies, the Adopted Proposals Map and the Town and Village Inset Maps.

Details of the site specific policies and the Adopted Proposals Map and the Town and Village Inset Maps can still be viewed in the Local Plan 2002.

Regional Spatial Strategy

Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for Yorkshire and the Humber to 2026 was published in May 2008.
The strategy was partially revoked in February 2013. However, policies pertaining to the York Green Belt, of which Ryedale has a small part, remain in place until they are defined in York's Local Plan.

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