Our current Local Plan provides a framework to guide and promote development, and to protect the quality of York's unique historic, natural and built environment. The document set strategic priorities for the whole city and forms the basis for planning decisions - it must be reviewed at regular intervals to keep up to date.
We're developing a new Local Plan in line with the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), which will eventually replace the current document.
Find out about:
- progress on the new Local Plan including stages of document preparation, correspondence with government and links to relevant meetings
- previous consultations on the new Local Plan including responses to date
Once 'adopted' the new Local Plan will determine how the city develops over the next 15 years and beyond, so your views are very important. The results of this consultation will be submitted directly to the government, ahead of an examination by a planning inspector later in the year.
The need for a new Local Plan
In 2005, the current current Local Plan was approved for development management purposes. Although not 'formally adopted' this is the document that's used as the basis when we make development control decisions
We're currently working towards the new Local Plan being fully compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other relevant statutes. If we don't adopt an up to date Local Plan, development will still happen, but decisions will be taken in regard to the NPPF, without local people having a say on setting local policies. See our Local Plan frequently asked questions for further information.
Keep up to date with the new Local Plan
For the latest information relating to the new Local Plan see Local Plan Working Group agendas. Alternatively, contact our Planning and Environmental Management Team to ask for notifications about future New Local Plan consultations.