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Bainbridge, Wensleydale View of Bainbridge from the village green

Meet the Teams

Please note that due to working from home limitations caused by the Coronavirus restrictions, email to planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk is the best means of communication with the Planning Department at the present time.

Head of Development Management

The Head of Development Management is Richard Graham.

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652345

North Team

Our North Team (covering Richmondshire, Eden and the South Lakeland parishes of Dent, Garsdale and Sedbergh) can help you with enquiries about current planning applications, whether planning permission is required, our views on a possible submission and appeals within the above areas:

  • Michelle Clowes, Principal Planning Officer
  • Andrew Bishop, Senior Planning Officer
  • Paul Martinson, Senior Planning Officer
  • Peter Reynolds, Planning Officer
  • Kerry White, Planning Assistant

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652349

South Team

Our South Team (covering Craven, Lancaster and all the South Lakeland parishes apart from Dent, Garsdale and Sedbergh) can help you with enquiries about current planning applications, whether planning permission is required, our views on a possible submission and appeals within the above areas:

  • Katherine Wood, Principal Planning Officer
  • Wendy Thompson, Senior Planning Officer
  • Tim Davis, Senior Planning Officer
  • Andrew Morrison, Senior Planning Officer
  • Peter Reynolds, Planning Officer
  • Claire Calvert, Planning Assistant

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652350

Planning Enforcement Team

Our Planning Enforcement Team can help you with enquiries relating to alleged breaches of planning control. We will investigate these matters and take action where it is appropriate to do so:

  • Martyn Coy, Principal Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Nicola Dinsdale, Enforcement Officer (covering Craven, Lancaster and South Lakeland parishes excluding Dent, Garsdale and Sedbergh)
  • Ian Faircloth, Enforcement Officer (covering Eden, Richmondshire and South Lakeland parishes of Dent, Garsdale and Sedbergh)

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652346

Planning Policy

For all Planning Policy related matters.

  • Peter Stockton, Head of Sustainable Development
  • Tom Harland, Planning Policy Officer
  • Andrea Burden, Sustainable Development Officer

Email: localplan@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652334

Minerals Officer

For information on quarrying within the National Park:

  • David Parrish, Minerals Officer

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652345

Technician Team

The Planning Technician Team can provide you with help in filling out application forms, provide copies of decision notices and most other general planning queries.

Email: planning@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Phone: 01969 652345