The Parish Council’s Role in Planning
Asby Parish Council takes an interest in applications which affect its area, and regularly makes representations to the local planning authority. As of 1 August 2016 this has been the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNP).
Whilst the parish council is not normally a statutory consultee in the determination of planning applications, YDNP have a charter which commits them to consult parish councils and take their views into account. This gives the parish council some considerable weight in the planning process.
New planning applications are discussed at its bi-monthly council meetings and, where timing dictates, special meetings may be held to review specific planning applications.
Wish to comment on a current application?
Do you want to object to an application?
Find out how on the YDNP web site.
Do you need to submit a planning application?
Want to know more about the planning process?
All is explained on the YDNP website.
YDNP operate regular, free planning surgeries allow members of the public to get verbal planning advice on householder or small-scale development proposals (though for a written response a pre-application inquiry will need to be submitted).
These are held fortnightly in Orton with alternatuve sessions also available in Sedbergh and Bainbridge. Click here for the current schedule.
Learn more about the Planning System
To assist anyone who needs to interface with the planning system in England, the Government have provided the following resources:
- “Plain English Guide to the Planning System”
This summarises the purpose of the planning system and how it works. It also explains such concepts as Strategic Planning, Local Plans, and Permitted Development Rights. (Though note that the rules on permitted development are different in Conservation Areas such as Great Asby.)
- “Planning Practice Guidance”
A searchable A-Z of typical planning matters. This has been produced for the benefit of planning authorities, developers, and the public alike.