A number of studies have been carried out to provide an understanding of the opportunities and constraints in York, and how these can be considered in a planning context.

These studies are required by the government as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and must be regularly reviewed and kept up to date.

The studies cover the economic, social and environmental aspects of our area and underpin the policies in the new Local Plan for York; they can also be a consideration for development management in deciding planning applications.

For ease of reference the studies have been grouped under broad categories related to sections in the new Local Plan:


Supporting documents

View the latest Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulation Screening Assessment for the Local Plan. The Habitat Regulation Assessment process is ongoing in conjunction with Natural England.

View the previous responses and our latest consultation statement.

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Background

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Spatial strategy

  • For growth assumptions see section on Economy and Retail and Housing
  • For spatial shapers see sections on Place-making, Heritage and Cutlure, Environmental Protection and Green Infrastructure.

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Economy and retail

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Housing

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Health and wellbeing

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Education

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Placemaking heritage and culture

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Green infrastructure

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Climate change

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Environmental quality and flood risk

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Waste and minerals

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Transport and communications

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Delivery and monitoring

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