Richmondshire District Council seeks development sites

Local residents, landowners, developers and businesses are being urged to help the council in its call for future development sites.

As part of it Local Plan review, Richmondshire District Council wants to establish what land is available outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It is looking for sites that may have potential for housing, economic development, retail, leisure and community facilities.

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All submitted sites will be assessed for their likely suitability, availability and achievability through the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).

“The SHELAA is not a policy document but provides evidence on the availability of land in the Local Plan area that will be used to inform the selection of suitable sites to be taken forward for allocation in the Local Plan 2014-2035,” said Planning Spokesperson, Councillor Jimmy Wilson-Petch.

“But the submission of a site through the ‘Call for Sites’ process does not necessarily mean that it will be selected for inclusion in the Local Plan or be granted planning permission.

“This is a technical exercise aimed at identifying potential sites for development and the choice of sites will not be made until later in the plan making process and in full consultation with the community and stakeholders.”

The Call for Sites runs until 6 October – further information on the process and methods for submitting sites including copies of the site assessment forms is available from or by contacting the Community Development team on 01748 901116 or