The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is the statutory planning authority for the area. All aspects of the planning process, including how to make an application, how decisions are made and committee agendas and minutes, are covered in this section.
Planning has a vital role to play in ensuring that new developments are well designed and carefully sited so that they contribute to the quality of the natural environment and built heritage, as well as providing homes and work places to sustain the National Park’s rural communities and local economy.
We aim to take a positive and proactive approach to planning and our Development Management Charter sets out what we provide and what service you can normally expect to receive.
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Planning Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month except January at 13:00, at our offices at Yoredale, Bainbridge. Applications for more complex forms of development are considered by the committee and the meetings are open to the public. Minutes and agendas are available for download.
Guide to energy production
The Guide to Energy Production in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is for developers and householders to ensure that appropriate renewable energy developments can be supported within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and to encourage sustainability in building development.