Some intervention treatments may require consent prior to construction.
Land drainage consent
On ordinary watercourses – works in the water course may require land drainage consent from the Lead Local Flood Authority (North Yorkshire County Council or Cumbria County Council). For guidance and application forms see: www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/25714/Land-drainage-consents or www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/flooding/consenting.asp
On main rivers – consent will be required from the Environment Agency (EA) for any works within 5m of the watercourse.
This may be required for larger structures, and a discussion about proposed works should be held with the local planning authority (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority). Standard construction dimensions are recommended for each intervention treatment to enable quicker approval.
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be required if more than 2ha of woodland planting is grant funded from sources other than the national agri-environment schemes. The Forestry Commission would need to undertake this assessment. If it is funded by the national agri-environment schemes, an EIA would not be required.
In some cases, a higher level of consent would be required before any intervention treatment can be put in place – for example, where Scheduled Monuments, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Public Rights of Way are involved.
Public Rights of Way
Public footpaths, public bridleways and byways within the National Park are all managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, which acts as the highway authority. Consent must be obtained before any work takes place that might affect either the physical right of way or those using it. Be aware that the actual ‘used’ route that the public walk or ride across your land could differ from the legal definitive line.
Open Access land
Almost all moorland and much of the higher rough pasture land within the National Park is designated as Open Access land. The public have a legal right of access on this land and, before any works take place that might affect this access, consent may be required.
|Feature||Consent required |
|Scheduled Monument||Historic England||01793 414883|
| Site of Special Scientific Interest |
(SSSI), Special Area of
Conservation (SAC) or
Special Protection Area (SPA)
|Natural England||0300 060 3900|
| Public Rights of Way and |
Open Access land
| Yorkshire Dales |
| 01756 751647|