The 'Local Plan' is a city wide plan which helps with development control in York. It sets out the opportunities and policies on what will or will not be permitted and where, including new homes and businesses.
Between 18 July and 12 September 2016 we are hosting a Preferred Sites Consultation as part of preparing a new Local Plan. We would like your views on the housing and employment requirements as well as the potential site allocations to meet the demand. You can view all of the relevant consultation information via our new Local Plan webpage.
The Local Plan (2005)
The City of York Draft Control Local Plan Incorporating the 4th Set of Changes (April 2005) and the associated proposals maps for north York, south York and the city centre is currently a material consideration for development control decisions.
Individual policies in the plan should not be interpreted in isolation - the overall plan should be regarded as one single publication, together with its associated proposals map, see how to use the Local Plan and the Local Plan user guide.
Within the local plan, each policy sets out the criteria that planning applications are considered against. See a list of policies within each chapter. Each policy has a number and title that should be quoted in any correspondence relating to the Local Plan.
View the local plan and proposals maps (2005)
Please contact the Planning and Environmental Management Team if you would like to view a large scale map, request an extract of a particular area or have specific boundary enquiries.