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Delegations

Here is a list of delegation notices where decisions have been delegated to an officer either:

  • under a specific express authorisation; or
  • under a general authorisation where the effect of the decision is to grant a permission or licence;  affect the rights of an individual;  or incur expenditure which materially affects the Authority's financial position (£50,000 or above).

If you would like to see any delegation notice, please visit our office at Yoredale, Bainbridge or at Colvend, Grassington Monday-Fridays during our office hours.

Subject of DecisionRelevant paragraph
from Delegation Scheme
Originating officerDate
Charging for Public Path Orders and ClosuresC.6.1 (r)Alan Hulme
Head of Ranger Services
22 Dec 2014
Bradford & District Motorcycle Club - Annual Motorcycle Trail - Yarnbury-Hebden Gill - Sunday 15 February 2015C.6.1 (k)Phil Richards
Area Ranger Wharfedale/Littondale
21 Jan 2015
Car parking fees for 2015/16C.6.1 (a)Kathryn Beardmore
Director of Park Services
21 Jan 2015
Dales Countryside Museum- admission chargesC.6.1 (s)Fiona Rosher
Museum Manager
26 Jan 2015
Dales Countryside Museum - commission on sales of workC.6.1 (s)Fiona Rosher
Museum Manager
26 Jan 2015
Dales Countryside Museum - charges for room hireC.6.1 (s)Fiona Rosher
Museum Manager
26 Jan 2015
Ilkley & District Motorcycle Club - Annual Motorcycle Trail - Beamsley Moor - Saturday 28 March 2015C.6.1 (k)Phil Richards
Area Ranger Wharfedale/Littondale
5 Feb 2015
Dales Countryside Museum - admission chargesC.6.1 (s)Fiona Rosher
Museum Manager
25 March 2015
Pricing of retail productsC.6.1 (q)Kevin Smith
Retail and Visitor Centres Manager
14 April 2015
Extending installing donation boxes towards the running cost of toilets09/15 cKathryn Beardmore
Director of Park Services
27 May 2015
Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 33 - Bradford & District Motor Club Ltd - Alan Jefferies Trial - 5th July 2015C.6.1 (k)Kathryn Beardmore

Director of Park Services

11 June 2015
Authorisation for use of various public rights of way by the Richmond Motor Club 2015 Three Day TrialC.6.1 (k)Kathryn Beardmore
Director of Park Services
11 June 2015
Application for temporary closure of footpath No 25 in the parish of HebdenC 5.1 (h)Phil Richards
Area Ranger
Wharfedale/Littondale
6 August 2015
Use of Colvend car park by Grassington 1940's Committee for the period 18.00 on 18 September to 23.59 on 20 September 2015C 6.1 (m)Phil Richards
Area Ranger
Wharfedale/Littondale
7 September 2015
Authorisation for use of various public rights of way by the Richmond Motor Club on 17 October 2015C 6.1 (k)

Michael Briggs, Area Ranger, Swaledale

30 Sept 2015
To continue the current direction to restrict dogs except on leads from 1 August to 10 December on Askrigg Common for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Nigel Metcalfe, Area Ranger, Lower Wensleydale

14 Sept 2015

To continue the current direction to restrict dogs except on leads from 1 August to 10 December on Grassington Moor for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale14 Sept 2015
To proceed to second stage consultation for the continuation of the current direction to exclude the public from the land at Quarry Wood for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Steve Hastie, Area Ranger, Three Peaks14 Sept 2015
To proceed to second stage consultation for the continuation of current direction to exclude dogs from Holgates Pasture, Kilnsey between 1 June and 28 February, on an annual basis, for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale14 Sept 2015
To proceed to second stage consultation for the continuation of the direction for the complete exclusion of CROW Act rights from Wood End, Hubberholme for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Nigel Metcalfe, Area Ranger, Lower Wensleydale14 Sept 2015
To continue the current direction for the complete exclusion of CROW Act rights from Wood End, Hubberholme, for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Nigel Metcalfe, Area Ranger, Lower Wensleydale30 Nov 2015
To continue the current direction to exclude the public from the land at Quarry Wood for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Steve Hastie, Area Ranger, Three Peaks30 Nov 2015
To continue the current direction to restrict dogs except on leads from 1 August to 10 December on Grassington Moor, Grassington, for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale30 Nov 2015
To continue the current direction to exclude dogs from Holgates Pasture, Kilnsey, between 1 June and 28 February only when suckler cows and claves are present, for a further period of six years.c 6.1 (a)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale30 Nov 2015
Application for temporary closure of footpath no. 568037 in the parish of Sedbergh for 21 days and in the likelihood that the danger will continue to exist to make a Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic Order, which could be in force for up to six months.c 6.1 (h)Paul Wilkinson, Area Ranger, Cumbria and Thornton in Lonsdale24 Dec 2015
Application for temporary closure of bridleway no. 568024 in the parish of Sedbergh for 21 days and in the likelihood that the danger will continue to exist to make a Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic Order, which could be in force for up to six months.c 6.1 (h)

Paul Wilkinson, Area Ranger, Cumbria and Thornton in Lonsdale 

24 Dec 2015
Application for temporary closure of footpath no. 568006 in the parish of Sedbergh for 21 days and in the likelihood that the danger will continue to exist to make a Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic Order, which could be in force for up to six months.c 6.1 (h)Paul Wilkinson, Area Ranger, Cumbria and Thornton in Lonsdale24 Dec 2015
Application for temporary closure to footpath no. 568037 in the parish of Sedbergh for 21 days and in the likelihood that the danger will continue to exist to make a Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic Order, which could be in force for up to six months.c 6.1 (h)Paul Wilkinson, Area Ranger, Cumbria and Thornton in Lonsdale 24 Dec 2015
Ilkley & District Motorcycle Club - Annual Motorcycle Trail - Beamsley Moor - Saturday 19 March 2016.c 6.1 (k)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale/Littondale2 Feb 2016
Authority for the granting of a licence for the use of Clapham car park on Saturday 23 July 2016 between 0800 and 1800 for the purpose of Clapham Street Market.c 6.1 (m)Steve Hastie, Area Ranger, Three Peaks10 March 2016
Authorisation for use of various public rights of way by the Richmond Motor Club between the dates 22 to 24 July 2016.c 6.1 (k)Michael Briggs, Area Ranger, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale29 June 2016
Authorisation of use of various Public Rights of Way by the Richmond Motor Club on 22 October 2016c 6.1 (k)Michael Briggs, Area Ranger, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale20 July 2016
Use of Colvend Car Park by Grassington 1940s Committee for the period 18.00 on the 16 September to 23.59 on the 18 September 2016c 6.1 (m)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale/Littondale25 August 2016
Use of Colvend Car Park by Grassington Dickensian Festival for 4 weekend days: 3, 4, 10 and 11 December 2016c 6.1 (m)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale/Litttondale14 November 2016
Dales Countryside Museum Admission Chargesc 6.1 (s)Fiona Rosher - Museum Manager5 January 2017
Authority to erect one pedestrian kissing gate located in a new post and rail fence line, on footpath no. 303/46A in the parish of Sedbergh under S147 Highways Act 1980 at grid reference SD 61379155c 6.1 (j)Paul Wilkinson, Area Ranger, Cumbria18 January 2017
Bradford & District Motorcycle Club - Annual Motor Cycle Trail - Yarnbury - Hebden Gill - Sunday 12 February 2017c 6.1 (k)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale/Littondale27 January 2017
Ilkley & District Motorcycle Club - Annual Motorcycle Trail - Beamsley Moor - Saturday 18 March 2017c 6.1 (k)Phil Richards, Area Ranger, Wharfedale/Littondale3 February 2017
Authority for the granting of a licence for the use of Clapham car park on Saturday 22 July 2017 between 0800 and 1800 for the purpose of Clapham Street Marketc 6.1 (m)Cat Kilner, Area Ranger, Malham27 March 2017
Authority for the granting of a licence for the use of Malham car park on Sunday 7 May 2017 between 0800 and 1800 for the purpose of cycling event check pointc 6.1 (m)Cat Kilner, Area Ranger, Malham27 March 2017
Licence for Rotary Club of Clitheroe to use Stainforth & Aysgarth car parks for a cycling event check pointc 6.1 (m)Nigel Metcalfe, Area Ranger, Lower Wensleydale27 March 2017
Granting of a licence for North Yorkshire Scouts to temporarily park vehicles in Hawes overflow car park area to draw waterc 6.1 (m)Matt Neale, Area Manager North29 March 2017
Authorisation under Section 147 of the Highways Act - pedestrian gates on footpaths in the parish of Carlton Town, Coverdalec 6.1 (j)Nigel Metcalfe, Area Ranger, Lower Wensleydale5 May 2017
Granting of licence for the Alzheimers Society for use of an area of Hawes car park to site a mobile roadshow unit for one dayc 6.1 (m)Michael Briggs, Area Ranger, Swaledale12 May 2017
Licence for Bibby's of Ingleton to use Malham Car Park to park two school buses overnight and at weekendsc 6.1 (m)Kate Hilditch, Area Manager (Southern Dales)16 May 2017
Licence for Malham Methodist Chapel to use Malham car park to park a single carc 6.1 (m) Rob Ashford, Area Ranger, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale & Lancashire6 June 2017
Authority for the granting of a licence for the use of Clapham car park on Sunday 9 June 2017 between 0700 and 1500 for the purpose of a checkpoint for Settle Saunter.c 6.1 (m)Rob Ashford, Area Ranger, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale & Lancashire9 June 2017
Authorisation for the use of various Public Rights of Way by the Richmond Motor Club between the dates 21 to 23 July 2017.c 6.1 (k)Michael Briggs, Area Ranger, Swaledale & Arkengarthdale21 June 2017
Licence for Malham Methodist Chapel to use Malham's car park for their visiting ministers.c 6.1 (m)Rob Ashford, Area Ranger, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale & Lancashire6 June 2017

To grant use of PROW for a motor cycle trial under the Road Traffic Act 1988 Section  33 - Bradford and District Motor Club Ltd - Alan Jeffries Trial - 30 July 2017

c 6.1 (k)Phil Richards - Area Ranger Lower Wharfedale/Littondale4 July 2017
Reassessment of outline directions to restrict access for the purpose of fire prevention c 6.1Mark Allum, Head of Access & Recreation14  July 2017
Suspension of car parking charges at Dales Countryside Museum car park for Cheese Festival weekend (30 September-1 October)c 6.1 (a)Kathryn Beardmore, Director of Park Services25 July 2017
Use of Colvend Car Park by Grassington 1940s committee for the period 18.00hrs on the 15 September to 23.59 on the 17 September 2017c 6.1 (m)Phil Richards, Area Ranger Wharfedale/Littondale

25 August 2017

No objection has been raised to various tree works at Maple Close, in Sedbergh Conservation Area. The work proposed involves light crown thinning, crown reduction, and the removal of either dying or suppressed / poorly formed trees.c.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer25 September 2017
No objection has been raised to the crown raise and crown reduction of 1 Sycamore and 1 Rowan, or the replacement of a section of hedging, located at Clapham Car Park, Clapham, in Clapham Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer28 September 2017
No objection has been raised to reducing the west side branches by 2-3 metres of four Sycamores, the removal of one Horse Chestnut, the crown clean of one Sycamore or a 25% crown thin of one Ash, located at Grosvenor Barn, Long Preston Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer25 September 2017
No objection has been raised to either reducing one Willow back to its main stem (for safety) or to felling the same said Willow, at Asby Endowed Primary School, Great Asby Conservation Area.c.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer26 September 2017
Authorisation for the use of various public rights of way by the Richmond Motor Club on 21 October 2017c 6.1 (k)Michael Briggs, Area Ranger Swaledale & Arkengarthdale6 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 1 Cherry, 1 Silver Birch, 1 Elder, the crown reduction (1-2m) and removal of 1 lower limb from 1 Crimson Maple, and the crown raising (2-3m) and crown thinning (20%) of 2 Silver Birch trees, located at Lyvenet House, Maulds Meaburn Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer6 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the crown raising of 1 Sycamore by 1m and removing the 5 lower limbs, at Taitlands, Stainforth, covered by Tree Preservation Order No 2 (Stainforth) 1991c.6.1 (f)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer

6 October 2017

No objection has been raised to the removal of one Cherry, or the 25% crown reduction of a second Cherry, located at Fell Foot, Kettlewell Conservation Area

c.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer28 September 2017
No objection has been raised to the management of the overgrown trees in Gunnerside village, on both sides of the beck between Ghyll View and the village bridge, in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer27 September 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 1 Larch, located at Bushes House, High Lane, Low Row, in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Conservation Area c.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer27 September 2017
No objection has been raised to prune back overgrown trees overhanging Ireby Beck, through the centre of Ireby village, in Ireby Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer5 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 5 Sycamores, 2 Ash, and the crown raising of 1 Ash, 1 Oak and 1 Sycamore by 3-4m, and crown reducing 1 veteran Sycamore by 2m, located at The Sycamores, Orton. TPO No. 6 (Orton) 1959 and Orton Conservation Area

c.6.1 (h)

c.6.1 (f)

Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer11 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 10 Leylandii and 40 Spruce located to the north of 7 and 8, Railway Cottages, Selside, in the Settle and Carlisle Railway Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer11 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the crown cleaning of all mature trees on site, crown reducing any tree interfering with access or overhanging the caravans on site (up to 25% crown reduction), crown lifting all trees over the lane up to 4m, crown lifting small sections of the riverside trees, the removal of 1 Larch, 6 Leylandii, 1 Sycamore, 4 Poplar, 1 Birch, 1 Ash and reducing 1 Ash to c10m, at Orchard Caravan Park, Reeth Conservation Area and Tree Preservation Order No.2 (Reeth) 1983

c.6.1 (h)

c.6.1 (f)

Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer10 October 2017

No objection has been raised to crown reduce and lightly crown thin 1 Sycamore located adjacent to Penfold Garth, Threshfield, covered by Tree Preservation Order No1 Threshfield 1970

c.6.1 (f)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer29 September 2017
No objection has been raised to the crown reduction (up to 25%) of two Cherry trees located at St. John the Baptist Chapel, Appletreewick Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer13 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of one conifer species located at Mock Beggar Hall, Appletreewick Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer13 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 2 Sycamore trees, crown cleaning and crown raising 1 Sycamore to 5m, and crown cleaning 1 further Sycamore located on land adjacent to St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer13 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the removal of 6 downy birch, the removal of 1 Rowan, and the crown reduction (up to 25%) of 4 further downy birch, located in the back garden between No. 8 and No.9 Frankland Park, Orton Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer20 October 2017
Consent has been given to crown reduce (up to 20%) and crown raise by 1-2m 1 Sycamore located at Hagdens, Threshfield, covered by the Tree Preservation Order No1 Threshfield 1970c.6.1 (f)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer20 October 2017
No objection has been raised to the felling of one Elm tree situated in the back garden of Windy Ridge, West Burton Conservation Areac.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer

20 October 2017

No objection has been raised to the crown reduction of 1 cherry by 25%, the removal of 4 ash, 1 elder, 1 holly, 1 eucalyptus and 1 beech, the crown lift of 1 holly by 1-2m, the removal of all epicormic growth from 2 lime trees, and the removal of 2 low hanging secondary branches from 1 sycamore, located in the grounds of Post Horse Cottage and The Old Vicarage, in Sedbergh Conservation Area

c.6.1 (h)Nicola Child, Trees and Woodlands Officer

20 October 2017

Licence for filming exterior and interior of Victoria Cavec 6.1 (n)Rob Ashford, Area Ranger, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale & Lancashire23 Oct 2017
Emergency closure of a section of footpath 3, in the parish of Giggleswickc 6.1 (h)Rob Ashford, Area Ranger, Malhamdale, Ribllesdale & Lancashire

25 Oct 2017

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