Sustainability Appraisal Methodology
In order to ensure that the Sustainability Appraisal methodology
for Ryedale (established in October 2009) is still relevant, a
Sustainability Appraisal Methodology Update has been published.
If you wish to read the Sustainability Appraisal Methodology
update and provide comments, it is available to view here.
Comments on the Sustainability Appraisal
Update (January 2014) should be sent no later than Friday, 7 March
2014 to the following email: email@example.com
Appraisal Methodology Update. (PDF, 444k).
The Helmsley Plan – Publication Version
The town of Helmsley is split between the Local Planning
Authorities of Ryedale District Council and the North York Moors
National Park Authority. The two authorities, together with
Helmsley Town Council, are producing the 'Helmsley Plan'.
The Helmsley Plan identifies a number of sites for housing and
employment development up to 2027. It also contains a suite of
policies to guide various forms of development and to manage change
in the town. During the summer of 2013, the North York Moors
National Park Authority and Ryedale District Council asked
residents, businesses and other organisations for their views on a
first draft of the plan containing the preferred sites to
accommodate future development.
Following on from this consultation, the Helmsley Plan has now
been published for formal consultation. This will be the version of
the Plan that will be submitted to the Government for Examination
by a Planning Inspector. Any comments on the plan must be made in
relation to its “soundness” – a series of tests to ensure the Plan
is appropriate (further details are set out in the Representation
Form Guidance Notes).
The consultation period is six weeks. Comments on the
Helmsley Plan should arrive at the National Park Authority Offices
no later than 4.30pm on Friday, 7 March 2014. For more information
on the Helmsley Plan please contact Caroline Skelly on 01439 772700
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Publication version of the Helmsley Plan and accompanying
documents can be viewed below.
Helmsley Plan Publication Version. (PDF
On-going consultation on the sites
As part of preparing the plan, we need to
'allocate' land for new types of housing, employment and retail
development. As part of this we have invited landowners,
agents and developers to put forward land for potential
development in the future. To date, we have received
over 600of these sites to be considered through the Ryedale
Plan. Only a fraction of these will actually be needed, so there
are choices to be made about where this development should go.
We are inviting your views on these sites.
The sites submitted to date are
available to view under the
Sites Document and Helmsley
Plan. Only a fraction of these
will actually be needed, so there are choices to be made about
where this development should go. The
Site Selection Methodology and consultation as part of the
Local Plan Sites Document / Helmsley Document will guide the
choices of allocations.
We welcome your views your views on the sites submitted. To
make comments on these sites, please use the site comments form
form on the sites. (PDF, 42k).
Please send your comments to:
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road,
Malton, North Yorkshire,
Or email them to: email@example.com.
Or fax them to: 01653
Community Infrastructure Levy - now
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a local tariff that
can be charged on all types of development in a local authority
area to deliver infrastructure to support the growth of the
District. The funds raised from the CIL can be used to help provide
a wide range of infrastructure such as schools, open space, health
facilities, flood defences and transport improvements required
through the Ryedale Plan.
In order to introduce the CIL, the Council (as the charging
authority), has to demonstrate that there is a shortfall in funding
between the expected total cost of infrastructure needed to support
development over the plan period and the level of funding likely to
be forthcoming from mainstream sources of funding for
infrastructure. The Council has published an Infrastructure
Delivery Plan to support the delivery as part of the evidence base
to Local Plan Strategy.
The production of an economic viability assessment is central to
the charge setting process in order to ensure that the CIL does not
threaten the delivery of the scale of development identified in the
Local Plan. In setting the CIL rates the Council must aim to strike
an appropriate balance between the benefits of funding
infrastructure through CIL and the potential impact of imposing CIL
on investment and development in the District. The Council
commissioned consultants Roger Tym & Partners to undertake an
economic viability assessment for the District. A copy of the
assessment can be downloaded below.
Charging authorities set out the CIL rates that are to be levied
on development in a charging schedule. CIL rates are expressed in
pounds (£) per square metre and will be levied against most new
development. The first step towards introducing the CIL is for the
Council to consult on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, a copy
of which can be downloaded using the link below.
Consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
(PDCS) closed on 15 November 2013. An
electonic version of the PDCS consultation document and the
Economic Viability Assessment is available below. A link to the
Council's Infrastructure Delivery Plan is also available below.
Ryedale Preliminary Draft Charging
Schedule Consultation Document. (PDF, 293K).
Levy - Economic Viability Assessment. (PDF, 1.61MB).
Ryedale Infrastructure Delivery Plan.
Draft Helmsley Plan - Now ended
Consultation is taking place for 6 weeks
from Maondy 24 June 2013 on the Draft Helmsley
A Draft Plan has been drawn up following
consultation on the Initial Consultation Paper. It identifies 5
preferred sites which could be developed to meet the future housing
needs for Helmsley. Two further sites have also been identified to
meet the economic growth of the town. The Draft Plan also includes
provision for a site for an Extra Care Facility in the town which
will help to meet the needs of Helmsley’s aging population.
Residents and businesses can look at the
document below. As part of the consultation two open days will be
held at the National Park Offices in Helmsley on Thursday,
4 July 2013 (2pm until 6pm) and Friday, 19 July
2013 (10am until 3pm) to provide local people with
the opportunity to find out more about the preferred sites and the
proposals to develop an Extra Care Facility.
The Draft Helmsley Plan and accompanying
documents can be viewed below:
About the Draft Helmsley Plan
Consultation. (PDF, 53k).
Draft Helmsley Plan Consultation
Document. (PDF, 4.86Mb).
Comments Form. (Word, 67k).
Habitats Regulation Screening Assessment. (PDF, 745k).
Appropriate Assessment. (PDF,
Helmsley Plan Sustainability Appraisal - Final Scoping Report.
Helmsley Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report. (PDF, 713k).
Appendix 1 to Sustainability Report - Assessment of Sites
Appendix 2 to Sustainability Report - Assessment of Policies.
(PDF , 362k).
It is also available for inspection at the
North York Moors National Park Offices and at Ryedale House,
If you are unable to view a copy and are interested in making
comments a paper copy can be provided on request from the Policy
Team at the National Park Authority.Consultation ended on Friday, 2
For more information on the Draft Helmsley Plan please contact
Caroline Skelly at the North York Moors National Park Authority on
Ryedale Plan: Local Plan Strategy – Consultation on
Proposed Further Changes (Main Modifications) - Now
Local Plan Strategy is in the process of being
examined by Mr Stephen Pratt, an independent Planning Inspector who
has been appointed to examine the Plan on behalf of the Secretary
During the course of the examination hearing
sessions, the District Council has put forward a number of proposed
changes to the Plan. As part of the examination process, before the
Inspector issues his conclusions and recommendations, the Council
is publishing a Schedule of Proposed Further Changes (Main
Modifications) to the Plan for public consultation and is seeking
representations on them. For ease these further changes
should be read in conjunction with the Plan and other material
submitted to the Examination.
These changes are formally called ‘Main
Modifications’. Main Modifications are changes which seek to
materially amend parts of the Plan as distinct from more minor
typographical or grammatical changes. They have been compiled to
rectify issues of legal compliance and soundness. Importantly a
number of changes directly relate to points identified by the
Inspector in an interim report which he released in December
Anyone with an interest in the Ryedale Plan
may make representations on the Proposed Further Changes (Main
Modifications) although those who have previously submitted
representations may be particularly interested in doing so.
Please note that any representations
should only relate to the proposed changes/Main Modifications. This
consultation is not an opportunity to repeat or raise further
representations about the Published Plan or to seek further changes
to the Plan.
The Schedule of Proposed Further Changes (Main Modifications). (PDF
DDH110 Proposed Further Changes (Main Modifications) – Implications
for the Sustainability Credentials of the Plan. (PDF,
It can also be viewed within normal opening
hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday at Ryedale District Council
Offices: Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton YO17 7HH.
The Schedule of Proposed Further Changes (Main
Modifications) can also be viewed at the Libraries at Pickering,
Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley, Malton and Norton.
Library opening times are available on
Yorkshire County Council website:
The Schedule of Proposed Further Changes (Main
Modifications) can be provided in paper format on request for a
charge which covers postage and
Representations can be made during the 6-week
period starting Wednesday 16 January 2013 to 5pm Wednesday
27 February 2013.
If you would like to make representations you
should do so within this consultation period. A response form and
guidance note has been prepared to assist anyone wishing to make
representations. These are available at:
Response form. (PDF, 49k).
Response form. (PDF,
Representations should be sent in writing or
electronically, for the attention of Charlotte Bogg in the
Fax: 01653 690834
Post: Forward Planning, Ryedale House,
Malton YO17 7HH
Representations may be accompanied by a
request to be notified of any of the following:
- The publication of the
Inspector’s report following the Examination
- The adoption of the Plan by
the Local Planning Authority
Settrington Village Design Statement
Consultation Saturday, 17 November 2012 - Wednesday, 9 January 2013
- NOW ENDED
Views are being sought from local people about
a plan to protect and enhance the village of Settrington. The
Settrington Village Design Statement has been written by the Parish
Council who set out over ten years ago to answer, as a community,
the following three questions:
- where have we come from?
- where are we now?
- where are we going?
The Village Design Statement answers these
three questions by:
- setting out a brief history
of the village
- identifying the
characteristics and features of Settrington that are important to
its character under the following topics: landscape; roads and
verges etc, and the man-made environment, and
- suggesting a range of design
considerations to ensure that new development and land management
practises protect and/or enhance the character of Settrington.
Settrington Parish Council is keen that the
Settrington Village Design Statement is adopted as a Supplementary
Planning Document (SPD). This means that if it is adopted it
will be taken into account by Ryedale District Council when
determining planning applications in the village. The Parish
Council will also use the document to form a basis for its response
to planning applications. Such documents provide more local
detail and expand upon policies in Ryedale District Council’s
adopted Development Plan. The Ryedale Local Plan (2002)
remains the adopted Development Plan for the District of
Ryedale. It is to be replaced by the Ryedale Plan which is
currently under production.
In order to be considered for adoption as an
SPD, the Village Design Statement needs to meet certain procedural
and legal requirements. The Village Design Statement together
with accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Consultation
Statement can be viewed below. Alternatively it is available at
Ryedale House, Malton or at Harrison Hire Offices, Settrington.
Comments on the Settrington Village
Design Statement should be emailed / posted to Ryedale District
Council at the following addresses by 4.00pm on Wednesday, 9
Post: Paula Craddock,
Forward Planning, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton,
North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH
The Parish Council will consider the comments
made and make any necessary changes to the document before being
forwarded to Ryedale District Council for consideration as a
Supplementary Planning Document.
Design Statement (PDF, 1.7Mb).
Settrington Village Design
Statement Sustainability Appraisal (PDF, 154k).
Village Design Statement Consultation Statement (PDF, 33k).
Comment Form (PDF,
Comment Form (DOCX
England Response (PDF, 118k).
Regulations Screening Assessment. (PDF, 2.5Mb).
Ryedale Plan: Local Plan Strategy - Further
consultation (ended Thursday, 17 May 2012)
The District Council published the Ryedale Plan for consultation
on the Wednesday, 25 January 2012. Since the consultation period
ended on the Friday, 9 March, the Government has issued new
national planning policy. This is called the National Planning
Policy Framework (NPPF).
The Ryedale Plan will need to be submitted to the Government for
independent examination and scrutiny. Key elements of this process
are to check that the Plan has been produced in a way which meets
legal requirements and to ensure that it is consistent with
national planning policy. Therefore, before the Council formally
submits the Plan, it is undertaking a further period of
consultation. This is to enable anyone with an interest to make
representations on the implications that new national policy might
have on the Ryedale Plan as published.
At this stage we are only looking for comments which you may
wish to make as a direct result of changes to national policy. Any
wider comments made will not be submitted along with the Plan for
consideration as part of the examination process.
Therefore, if you did not make comments on the Plan during the
January to March consultation, you should only make them now, if
you believe that any change in national policy affects the Ryedale
Plan to such an extent that it compels you to make a comment at
Similarly, if you are someone who made representations when the
Plan was published you should only make further representations if
you believe that new national policy has changed to the extent that
this has further implications for the soundness of the Ryedale
Plan. You do not have to repeat any representations you have
already made if these related to consistency with national policy
which is unchanged by the NPPF.
The District Council has considered the NPPF carefully and is of
the view that the document has limited implications for the Ryedale
Plan. It is considered that a limited number of relatively minor
changes to specific areas of the Plan would enhance its alignment
with new national policy. These are included in a schedule which
the District Council has prepared and your views on these proposed
changes are sought as part of this new consultation.
The published version of the Ryedale Plan and the schedule
referred to above are available to view below. This should be read
in conjunction with The
National Planning Policy Framework.
Schedule of Implications for National Planning
Policy Framework on the Ryedale Plan (Local Plan Strategy).
The Ryedale Plan: Local Plan Strategy
Consultation (Publication) - ended Friday, 9 March 2012
Following ongoing consultation over a number of years, the
Council has now agreed the version of this plan that it
proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for independent
scrutiny and examination. Before the document is formally submitted
it was published for a 6 week period of consultation to allow
representations to be made. Representations received from this
consultation will be considered by an Independent Planning
Inspector as part of the Examination process. The consultation
period ran from Wednesday, 25
January 2012 to Friday, 9 March 2012.
The Local Plan Strategy, other proposed submission documents,
representation forms and guidance are available below.
A full suite of evidence supporting the document can
be accessed on the Evidence
The Ryedale Plan:
Local Plan Strategy. (PDF, 3.9Mb)
Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations
Report. (PDF, 626k).
Appraisal - Non Technical Summary. (PDF, 168k).
- Appendices 1-3. (PDF, 1.2Mb).
Appraisal - Appendices 4-7. (PDF, 1.1Mb).
Consultation Statement (Regulation 27)
Statement - Report. (PDF, 235k).
Statement - Appendices. (PDF, 785k).
Forms, Guidance and Further Information
Representation Procedure. (PDF, 23k).
Impact Assessment. (PDF, 428k).
Comments to 2010 Consultation. (PDF, 307k).
Response to 2010 Consultation Comments. (PDF, 378k).
The Council will prepare a suite of Background Papers covering a
range of topic to support the Examination process. However given
recent changes/ proposed changes to the planning system introduce
by the Coalition Government, two Background Papers have been
prepared and are being made available at this stage to assist
anyone wishing to make representations. These are:
Background Paper 1: Changes to the Planning System. (PDF,
Paper 3: Population and Housing. (PDF, 1.9Mb).
Draft Core Strategy: Consultation until Friday, 5 November 2010
A Draft Core Strategy - known as The Ryedale
Plan - was published for consultation until the 5 November
2010. This is the strategic part of the Council's
Development Framework (
) and sets out broadly
where new homes, jobs and shops will go, together with the required
services and facilities to support them. This draft builds on the
consultation carried out in Summer 2009, where we asked your
views on a range of issues. In particular the Ryedale Plan sets out
the detailed policy approach on areas such as housing, economy,
community facilities and infrastructure, the environment and
development management policies.
The Draft 'Ryedale Plan', together with
its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal, and a schedule of
comments to the previous Summer 2009 consultation and the Council's
response to them, is available to view below.
Draft Ryedale Plan - Summer 2010. (PDF, 1.2Mb).
Document for Draft Ryedale Plan. (PDF, 382k).
Sustainability Appraisal - Report. (PDF, 382k).
Sustainability Appraisal - Appendices. (PDF, 833k).
Summer 2009 Consultation Comments and Response. (PDF,
Summer 2009 Consultation
Between 15 June and 7 August 2009 the Council consulted on
issues for managing development and planing for new development in
Ryedale. Below is the document that was consulted upon alongside
the exhibition boards and maps of the sites submitted. We received
an excellent response to the consultation. Below is the Council's
response to the comments made on the consultation document, the
resposes do not refer to sites except where it is in relation to a
2009 Consultation document:
Consultation document. (PDF,
Exhibition Boards from Summer
More Info. (PDF,
Where are we now?. (PDF,
Ryedale Issues. (PDF,
So what do we
need to do? (PDF, 2.3Mb).
Location of new
development. (PDF, 1.2Mb).
Settlement Hierarchy. (PDF,
New Homes. (PDF,
types of housing should we provide? (PDF,
types of new homes do we need? (PDF,
Gypsies and Travellers.
Location of Development 1.
Location of Development 2.
Location of Development 3.
was chosen before? (PDF, 4.0Mb).
many houses in different locations? (PDF,
Green Infrastructure. (PDF,
Important Undeveloped Areas. (PDF, 3.4Mb).
Building and Energy. (PDF, 3.7Mb).
Growing the Towns 1. (PDF,
Types of growth. (PDF,
Growing the Towns 2. (PDF,
Malton & Norton. (PDF,
should we choose the best sites? (PDF,
Sites 2. (PDF,
Consultation on Helmsley Plan - now
Helmsley Plan - Discussion Paper
Ryedale District Council and the North York Moors National Park
Authority are working jointly to produce the Helmsley
Plan, which will allocate sites in Helmsley for the
development of new housing and employment land over the next 15
years as well as providing site specific planning policy for
Helmsley. As part of the process of preparing the Helmsley
Plan views were sought on the proposed content and scope
of the document. This document is specific to the town of
The Helmsley Plan discussion paper includes background
information and a proposed outline. It can be downloaded using the
link below. To assist you with your consideration of the document a
comment form is also available using the link below.
The Helmsley Plan (PDF, 1.3Mb).
The Scoping Report for the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal
is also available below.
Appraisal Scoping Report (PDF, 346k).
Please contact Caroline Skelly at the North York Moors National
Park (tel 01439 770657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if
you require any further information regarding the Helmsley
A draft of the Helmsley Plan is expected to be published for
consultation in the first quarter of 2013.
Consultation on Site Selection Methodology -
The Council has prepared a draft Site Selection Methodology
(SSM) which is intended to inform the selection of sites for
allocation through the Sites and Helmsley Development Plan
Documents. This is an objective assessment based on securing
development which best meets the objectives of the Ryedale Plan and
associated Sustainability Appraisal objectives. It is a tool for
Officers to objectively assess sites submitted to the Council to
enable informed choices to be made on the selection of sites.