Selby District Local Plan – Evidence Base Documents Consultation: 3 September – 15 October 2021

Dear Parish / Town Council Clerk,

Selby District Local Plan – Evidence Base Documents Consultation: 3 September – 15 October 2021

Selby District Council is holding a six-week consultation from Friday 3 September until 5pm on Friday 15 October 2021 on the following Evidence Base documents to support the Selby District Local Plan:

  • Green Belt Review (2021)
  • Greenspace Audit (2021)
  • Local Plan and CIL Viability Report (2021)
  • Indoor and Outdoor Sports Facilities Assessment (2021)

The Selby District Local Plan – Evidence base documents present research and studies which provide the evidence to support the decisions for the policy direction of the emerging Selby District Local Plan.  The Selby District Local Plan Preferred Options consultation took place between January and March 2021, whilst the Additional Sites consultation is currently underway and closes on 13 September 2021.  The Preferred Options Consultation document set out the Council’s preferred spatial approach in terms of where development will be focussed and the draft policies which will be used to determine planning applications up to 2040.

To ensure that these evidence base documents set out above have been subject to the same level of scrutiny as other evidence base documents previously published, we are now seeking your views on these studies.  Your views will help us to finalise the direction of the policies for development in the Publication version of the Local Plan, which will be consulted on early next year.

Please note we are not seeking comments on the policies or sites which were previously included as part of the Local Plan Preferred Options consultation or Additional Sites consultation.

Greenspace Audit

We are also asking for your assistance to ensure that we have identified all areas of greenspace and to obtain your views on whether you consider there to be any deficiencies in your parish area.  There are a number of parishes which do not contain any identified greenspace. If you feel there are areas we should consider please let us know.

Furthermore, we welcome any comments or local information you may wish to share in relation to churchyards, cemeteries and burial ground space across the District.  If you have any local knowledge that you feel could assist us, please let us know.

Where can I view the consultation documents?

The Evidence Base consultation documents are available from Friday 3 September 2021 at the following link on the Council’s website:

Please note that the deadline for submitting representations is 5pm on Friday 15 October 2021.

How to submit comments

Please submit comments via the consultation portal at the following link:

 Using the Consultation Portal

To submit comments at: , you must have an account and be logged in using the white login icon on the top right of the page.  If you have not registered with us before, you should first register here:  When you choose to register by giving your name and email rather than postal address, you will be sent an email with a link to activate your account.  Please click on the activation link before trying to log in.

When you’ve logged in and begin making your first comment, you will be prompted to confirm your contact details first.  You only need to register as an ‘Agent’ if you are a planning agent, i.e. a planning professional submitting comments on behalf of landowners and / or stakeholders.  Once you are registered on the consultation portal, you will be updated on progress as the plan goes forward.

If you have previously submitted comments to us by letter or email

You can access the consultation portal using your name (or business name if applicable) as we have added your name and comments made at earlier consultations to our consultation portal.  Please note that your comments and some personal identifying details will be published in a public register and cannot be treated confidentially.  Where practical, personal identifiers may be redacted, however Selby District Council cannot guarantee that all identifiers will be removed prior to publication of consultation records.

 Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it was given, which is to ensure your comment is recorded, to contact you regarding your comments and to keep you informed of the preparation of the Council’s Local Plan and of further opportunities to get involved. Further details are set out under the Planning Policy Privacy Statement:

 By submitting a comment on the Local Plan Evidence Base Documents Consultation, you confirm that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your comments. 

 If you do not have access to the internet or an email account, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01757-292134 for how we can assist you in accessing the above documents and being involved in this consultation. 

 Further Information

For information on the Local Plan process and for progress on other planning policy documents, please see the Council’s webpage:  If you have any queries, please contact the Planning Policy Team at or call 01757 292134.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Planning Policy Team


Playground and Park Re-opened

The Parish Council is pleased to advise that the Park and Playground on Brigg Lane is now open in time for the summer holidays.  The playground features new equipment which Cllrs hope everyone will enjoy and use safely and sensibly.

The Parish Council has carried out a risk assessment in line with Government guidance for reopening of playgrounds, and identified measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 for those who use the playground – these are outlined below and on the link to the notice which will be posted at the playground.  It is important to note that Cllrs have a direct responsibility to monitor the playground and ensure that the risk assessment is being observed by members of the public for their own safety and well-being.  If Cllrs feel that this is not the case then they will have no choice but to close the playground again.  The risk assessment measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 are:

  • if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, then you must not visit our playground
  • no more than 10 people should be in the playground at any time and try and limit your visit to one hour to allow others to use the playground.
  • only one parent / guardian should enter the playground to supervise their child or children and only children from the same household or bubble should use a piece of play equipment at the same time
  • you and your children should stay at least 2 metres apart from others unless they are from the same household or bubble – or 1 metre if you are wearing face coverings
  • sanitise your children’s hands before and after they use the equipment – scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. It is recommended you sanitise hands after using each piece of equipment in the playground
  • there should be no eating or drinking while in the playground and encourage children to avoid putting their mouths on equipment, their hands in their mouths, or to touch their face
  • leave the playground clean and tidy for others, take your litter home with you or put it any bins provided

The notice for the playground is below

Reopening of Playground – Notice & Risk Assessment – Cammie


Complaints of Parking on Pavements / Near to Junctions

The Parish Council has received several complaints from residents about cars being parked on pavements, causing problems for the elderly, disabled and people with pushchairs, having to to walk out onto the road.  This is an increasing problem throughout the village but particularly bad at the moment in Millfield Drive, and is especially difficult to understand when people have driveways which they are not using.

It is illegal to cause an obstruction on roads and pavements and near junctions (Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986) and residents parking on pavements and junctions can be reported to the police who can impose on the spot fines.

The Parish Council hopes this can be avoided and encourages all drivers to be considerate of others and not park on pavements or on the edge of junctions.


Thank you




National Transport Casework Team

Tyneside House

Skinnerburn Road

Newcastle Business Park

Newcastle upon Tyne


Dear Sir / Madam

Our ref: NATTRAN/Y&H/S247/4197  



OS GRID REFERENCE:     E: 464821     N: 426031

Please find attached a copy of a draft Order proposed under the provisions of the above Act together with a copy of the related plan.

If you do not have any issue with this proposal you do not need to respond to this email, and if we do not hear from you within the 28-day objection period as specified in the public notice, (a copy of which is also attached) we will conclude that you do not have any issue with this proposal.

If however you do have issues surrounding this proposal, we should be pleased to receive any comments and / or objections that you may have before the end of the 28-day objection period specified in the public notice. If possible, objections should be sent via email to, stating clearly that you object.


Kind regards


National Transport Casework Team

Please click on links below for further information

YH4197 Draft Order YH4197 Draft Plan YH4197-Draft Notice


Karen Tweddle
, National Transport Casework Team 

Newcastle, Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road
Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7AR

07812 482608       
Putting place at the heart of transport decision-making

Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk

Concerns for Dog Fouling in the Village

Report Dog Fouling


The Parish Council shares the concerns of many residents who have reported an increase in dog fouling in the village. A minority of irresponsible dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs on pavements, open areas and even more worryingly, grassed play areas.

The Parish Council will be working with Selby District Council’s Dog Warden to proactively manage this problem in the village and dog owners are reminded that they can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not clean up after their dog.

We would encourage anyone witnessing a dog fouling incident to report this to any of the Parish Councillors, Parish Clerk or alternatively Selby District Council, via their website

Dog owners – when walking your dog

We would ask all dog walkers to note that all the public grass areas in the village (the park, Millennium Garden and Memorial Garden) are out of bounds for dogs, even on leads. These areas are clearly sign posted as no dog areas.  Please respect these restrictions.

The Parish Council will take legal action against anyone who wilfully and intentionally ignores these signs