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Planning and development

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is the statutory planning authority for the area. 

Planning is vital to ensure new developments are well designed and carefully sited. They need to contribute to the quality of the natural environment and built heritage. Other considerations include how they need to provide homes and work places to sustain our rural communities and local economy.

The Plain English guide to the planning system explains how the planning system in England works.

Planning Application Validation Requirements in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

In line with Government legislation the Local validation list has been updated and the consultation period has commenced. The Summary of Changes and the full document can be found below:

Please email any comments to by 8 May 2017.

Getting started

Find out how to make an application and view planning committee agendas and minutes.

Application search

Search and view forms and plans - comment online

Planning advice service

Details of our planning advice service

Making an application

Visit our Applying for planning permission page to find out how to submit a planning application

Planning Committee

Visit Planning Committee to view agendas and reports from current and previous meetings

Planning Policy

All you need to know about Planning Policy in the Yorkshire Dales National Park