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Current local plan

This is the planning policy page for our adopted local plan policies, proposals maps and guidance, which are currently in use.

The local plan contains text and maps, setting out how land should be used in the future to achieve economic, environmental and social goals. Policies in the local plan help to decide planning applications.


Craven District Local Plan (1999)


Supplementary planning guidance


Other policy guidance

Affordable housing

Planning gain

The Planning Gain Guide affordable housing pamphlet is no longer in use.

Flood risk

Article 4 directions

These place additional restrictions on "permitted development" in the Skipton, Settle and Farnhill conservation areas.