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Barn development Reinstatement of dwelling and conversion of attached barn at Muker

Consultation No.4 – Exploring our options: ‘Local occupancy and barns’

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is preparing a new Local Plan to cover the period 2023-2040. Our consultations to date have highlighted a pronounced interest from stakeholders in issues surrounding local occupancy policies and barn conversions.

This consultation provides an opportunity for you to guide the YDNPA in ensuring that the new Local Plan contains robust and effective policies that protect the Park’s communities and heritage treasures.

We are very interested to hear from households that have been affected by these policies, whether positively or negatively. We also want to hear from other interested parties such as estate agents, developers, solicitors and Parish Councils.

How to respond to this consultation

Part 1 of the consultation document looks at local occupancy policy and Part 2 looks at the policies surrounding barn conversions.

There are 19 consultation questions embedded in the consultation document and you can submit your answers and comments online, via e-mail to or by writing to FREEPOST Yorkshire Dales.

The deadline for responses is Monday 20 September 2021.