Minerals development include quarries and oil and gas sites and waste developments include landfill and recycling.
Planning for residential, commercial and/or industrial developments is dealt with by your local district or borough council. If your planning development falls within a National Park boundary, you will need to get more information from Yorkshire Dales National Park or North York Moors National Park and apply to them for planning permission.
You can submit a planning application online for minerals, waste or council property developments here, but you are advised to read the guidance below prior to submitting a formal application.
We provide a pre-application advice service for the following developments: North Yorkshire County Council's own development* and Minerals and Waste Development ('County Matters'). If your enquiry relates to residential development please contact your local planning authority (your district or borough council).
*Applications for development on behalf of a North Yorkshire County Council client such as the children and young people's service (local authority schools), health and adult services (elderly persons homes etc.), waste management, highways, libraries etc.).
We encourage developers to enter into pre-application discussions. This gives you an opportunity to discuss your proposal with us before formally submitting your application. It will also help to identify potential problems prior to a formal application being submitted and will help to speed up the decision making process.
There are three ways to make an enquiry about whether planning permission is required:
The case officer will aim to respond to your pre-application request within 15 working days of the receipt of the required information. Please note that advice is given in good faith and represents an informal officer view without prejudice to the formal consideration of any future planning application.
There are considerable benefits in seeking advice before making an application:
The case officer will provide you with a site-specific pre-application response which will generally cover the following:
Local planning authorities may charge for providing discretionary services such a pre-application advice under Section 93 of the Local Government Act 2003. However, we do not currently charge for the pre-application advice service.
We have adopted a local list of validation requirements for planning applications [1Mb]. This is a detailed guide to the information that may be required when submitting a planning application. Other useful guidance which may help those involved in the planning process include:
Our planning process flowcharts provide additional guidance in easy to understand format:
Planning applications for renewable energy matter (such as wind farms) are generally dealt with by district and borough councils or National Park authorities. In partnership, we have developed technical guidance documents which may be of use.