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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.

Getting started

Find out how to make an application, how decisions are made and planning committee agendas and minutes.

Article 4 Direction

Change of use of agricultural buildings to commercial uses

Management Plan

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan is the overarching document for the National Park setting out the kind of place we all want it to be.

Planning Policy

Visit our Planning Policy section to view current planning policies

Planning advice service

Details of our planning advice service

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