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New housing at Embsay Stephen Garnett Photography



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.

Public Notices

Public notices of planning applications can be viewed here.

Getting started

Find out how to apply for planning permission, view planning applications and planning committee agendas and minutes

PLEASE NOTE: the Development Management Service is currently experiencing high numbers of planning applications and enquiries which is leading to some delays in dealing with applications. We will try our best to deal with your application within 8 weeks but some proposals that require amended plans before they can be approved may take longer to determine. We will contact you to agree a longer timescale if needs be.