East Riding of Yorkshire Council is consulting on the East Riding Local Plan Review Options Document and Draft Site Assessment Methodology from Friday, 9 November and is seeking comments from residents and local communities.
Responses to the consultation should be received on or before Friday, 21 December.
The options consultation is the first stage in reviewing the local plan that was adopted in 2016.
Within five years of adoption, the council is required to undertake an assessment to determine if a review of the local plan is needed. Given the publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework and recommendations identified during the examination of the plan, it is relevant to start a review at this stage.
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “When the council adopted the East Riding Local Plan in 2016, it became one of the first in the Yorkshire and Humber region to do so. The plan placed the council in a strong position to shape future development and, over the past two years, it has ensured work has taken place in sustainable locations, whilst protecting areas that were identified as being of importance to the character of the area.
“Now the council is seeking views on the plan and also considering new sites for development.
“When the council pulled together the original local plan it was a remarkable piece of work that saw a great deal of consultation and community involvement. I see the review being carried out in a similar way and would urge people to come along to the events and have their say.”
Responses to the consultation, alongside updated evidence work and sustainability appraisal, will help shape a revised draft local plan.
The council is also undertaking a ‘call for sites’ for the duration of the consultation period. This is an opportunity to submit land to the council for consideration through the local plan review.
Consultation documents can be viewed:
• on the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/say/?entryid99=721105 or
• in hard copy at Beverley Library, Bridlington Central and North Library, Driffield Centre, Goole Library, Haltemprice Library and County Hall (Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA).
People can also attend a public drop-in session to view the documents and speak to a planning officer on:
• Tuesday, 27 November, Withernsea Centre, 2-7pm
• Thursday, 29 November, Driffield Community Centre, 2-7pm
• Monday, 3 December, Goole Library, 2-7pm
• Tuesday, 4 December, Pocela Centre (Pocklington Library), 2-7pm
• Wednesday, 5 December, Wicstun Centre (Market Weighton Library), 1.30-6.30pm
• Thursday, 6 December, Haltemprice Leisure Centre, 2-7pm
• Tuesday, 11 December, Hornsea Library, 2-7pm
• Wednesday, 12 December, Howden Centre, 2-7pm
• Thursday, 13 December, Beverley Treasure House, 2-7pm
• Thursday, 13 December, Bridlington North Library, 2-7pm
To find your nearest drop-in session, visit the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/library-finder and www.eastriding.gov.uk/customer-service-centre-finder or call (01482) 393939 for the opening times, address and parking details of main libraries and customer service centres.
You can respond to the consultation by completing a response form (available at deposit locations and on the website) or writing a letter and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Forward Planning, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA.
All responses to the consultation will be made publically available to view on the council’s website.
Contact details will be retained and used in accordance with the authority’s privacy notice: www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/governance-and-spending/how-we-use-your-information/find-privacy-information/privacy-notice-for-forward-planning/
Complete the land submission form (available on the website) to submit land to the council for consideration in the local plan review, and return via email or post using the details above.
For further information about the consultation, contact the forward planning team on (01482) 393939.
East Riding Local Plan Options Review Document
Press Office, East Riding of Yorkshire Council