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JUNE 2018 – Public Consultation on the submitted Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan

Gargrave Parish Council has formally submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Craven District Council, under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.  The submission follows the designation of the Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan Area in January 2014. This is the first Neighbourhood Plan to be formally submitted to Craven District Council. 

Public consultation on the Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan will run from Monday 25th June – Mon 6 Aug 2018.  Representations are invited during this 6 week public consultation period.

The Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan will guide new development proposals in the Neighbourhood Area up to 2032.  It includes policies relating to housing, employment, protecting the environment, green spaces and character of Gargrave together with policies relating to infrastructure. 

If you would like to make a representation, please email or post to Planning Policy, Craven District Council, 1 Belle View Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ.  Responses should make clear whether they wish to be informed of the outcome of the Neighbourhood Plan examination in accordance with Regulation 16 (iv) of the 2012 Regulations.

From Monday 25th June 2018, the submission Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed on the Craven District Council’s  A paper copy will also be available to view at Gargrave and Skipton public libraries. 

Following the end of the period of public consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan, accompanying documents and representations will be submitted for examination by an independent planning inspector.  The examination will consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets certain basic conditions set out by law.

If the examination concludes that the Neighbourhood Plan is satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, Craven District Council will arrange for a referendum to take place.  Anybody registered to vote in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan will be entitled to vote. If more than 50% of those voting vote ‘yes’ then Craven District Council will bring the plan into force.

Please contact the Council’s Planning Policy Team with any queries about the consultation arrangements by emailing or telephoning 01756 706472.

Kind regards,

Planning Policy

Craven District Council

01756 706472

Ruth Parker

Planning Officer (Planning Policy Team)

ext: 46232


MAY 2018 – Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan Final Submission

The final version of the Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan and its associated documents has been submitted to Craven District Council for review and inclusion in the Craven Local Plan.

Please click on the following link to view the page that carries the final version of the Gargrave plan and documents. 



The Craven Local Plan, which incorporates Gargrave’s Neighbourhood Plan, has been formally submitted to the Secretary of State as per the official notification below.

Submission of the Craven Local Plan
To the Secretary of State for Examination
Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Regulations 22(3)(b) and (c)

This is to notify you that the Craven Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination, along with supporting documents, on 27th March 2018.

The Local Plan sets out the broad spatial planning policy framework and vision for Craven District (outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park) i.e. the plan area, up to 2032, as well as identifying the necessary development sites and infrastructure to support this growth. The Local Plan will also be used to make decisions on future planning applications and, once adopted, will replace the Council’s existing Local Plan, which includes a number of ‘saved’ Local Plan Policies, originally adopted in 1999.

A copy of the Gargrave Neighbourhood plan which was incorporated in the Craven Local Plan is available by clicking on the link below.

Gargrave Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan 190218


OCTOBER 2017 – Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan Update

An update letter to the Neighbourhood Development Plan has been posted to every household in Gargrave. The update covers the current position and reports on the key changes for an increase to the total housing requirements for Gargrave. Also included in the update is the development of 50 Extra Care Home units on NYCC land east of Eshton Road.

The links below show a copy of the update letter and a map showing the current site allocations to which the update refers.  There is also a link to latest draft version of the full Neighbourhood Plan for information. There are some minor changes yet to be applied to this draft and these will be incorporated in the next approved version of the plan.

2017-10-26 NDP Update letter

2017-10-26 NDP Update Map

Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan Draft September 2017


June 26th 2017 – Notice of Pre Publication Craven Local Plan Consultation Drop in event by Craven District Council                           

Pre Publication Craven Local Plan consultation drop in event Monday 3rd July 2-6pm

Pre-Publication draft Craven Local Plan 6 week public consultation from Mon 19th June until Mon 31st July 2017.
The planning policy team is hosting an open-door drop-in event in the Staincliffe Suite at the council offices, Belle View Square on Monday 3rd July 2017, between 2pm and 6pm to discuss any aspect of the Local Plan. All welcome!

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June 19th 2017 – Pre-Publication Draft Craven Local Plan

Craven District Council have issued the notification below, reproduced in full, regarding the production of a Pre-Publication Draft Craven Local Plan Consultation Document for review and comment from all interested parties. 

There is a link in the document below to obtain the draft Local Plan which shows the latest position on the developments for Gargrave. Also included below is a link to obtain a Feedback Form for submitting comments on the plan to Craven District Council or via an email link.

Dear Sir/Madam,
Monday 19th June – Monday 31st July 2017

Consultation on the third pre-publication draft of the Craven Local Plan (June 2017) is due to commence on Monday 19th June, for 6 weeks.  During this informal public consultation Craven District Council will be seeking feedback from town and parish councils, residents, businesses, local groups and other agencies on the latest draft of the Local Plan.

You will be aware that the Council consulted with the public on the first pre-publication draft of the Local Plan from September to November 2014 and the second pre-publication draft Local Plan from April to May 2016.  The feedback gathered during these consultations, together with extensive updates to the evidence base that underpins the draft Local Plan, has helped shape the current draft of the Local Plan.

Public consultation on the third and final informal draft of the Craven Local Plan will run for a six week period from 19th June – 31st July 2017.  During this time the Council are seeking views from town/parish councils, residents, businesses and organisations on draft local plan strategy, policies, designations and preferred housing, employment and mixed use site allocations in the area covered by the plan.  This current period of public consultation on the draft Local Plan is a chance for interested individuals and groups to help further improve the plan before the plan is formally published and submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate for formal examination later this year.

During this final period of informal consultation we want to hear from you about:

  • What needs changing in the draft plan?
  • Why does it need to be changed?
  • How it needs to be changed – your suggestions.

The Council is seeking comments on the following pre-publication draft Local Plan consultation documents:

  • Pre-publication draft Craven Local Plan
  • Local Plan Appendix A to draft policy INF3: Sport, Open Space and Built Sport Facilities
  • Local Plan Appendix B to draft policy INF6: Education Provision
  • Local Plan Appendix C to draft policy SP12: Infrastructure, Strategy and Development Delivery (Infrastructure Delivery Plan)
  • Draft policies and inset maps
  • Background documents to the pre-publication draft Craven Local Plan

The draft Local Plan and associated background documents can be viewed from Monday 19th June 2017 online at .  A hard copy of the draft Local Plan will be available to view at Craven District Council Offices, Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton BD23 1FJ.  Copies of the draft plan can also be viewed in libraries at Skipton, Gargrave, Cross Hills, Embsay, Settle, Bentham and Ingleton; and via the mobile library service.

The planning policy team is hosting an open-door drop-in event at the council offices on Monday 3rd July 2017, between 2pm and 6pm to discuss any aspect of the Local Plan. The team is also offering individual pre-arranged appointments at the council offices throughout the consultation period. Please contact on 01756 706472 or by emailing to arrange an appointment at the Council Offices in Skipton.

To give feedback, please use the Feedback Form which is available online at .  Hard copies can be collected from the Craven District Council Offices and libraries.  Completed feedback forms can be sent to or posted to the Council using the address above. The closing date for comments is Monday 31st July 2017 at midnight.

Yours sincerely,

Planning Policy Team

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