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We are making every effort to continue to deal with planning applications in a timely manner, but this will involve having to change the way that we do some things.

We would also appreciate it if you could submit planning applications, documents and information electronically via the planning portal or via

We would be grateful if you can bear with us at this time. Staff will endeavour to respond to queries and deal with applications and other work as quickly as possible. Please be mindful that some staff have responsibilities for childcare, are carers, or are supporting partners who are key workers, and current restrictions may mean that work takes longer to deal with. Please use email to contact staff where possible.

Thank you for your patience.

You can keep up to date with the latest guidance and advice here.


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