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Second Public Consultation on the Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document: Craven Local Plan

Craven District Council is launching a second public consultation on its Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). 

The public consultation runs from Monday February 15, for a six-week period until Monday March 29, 2021. 

All relevant information can be found at from February 15.

The delivery of affordable homes for local people is an important Council objective. This document will help applicants to prepare and submit planning applications for affordable housing in the future.

This second public consultation follows the first, which ran from September 1 to October 13, 2020.  Representations submitted during the first consultation have been taken into account, and where appropriate, the draft SPD has been changed. Representations are now invited on the new draft.  

As comments submitted during the first public consultation have already been considered, they should not be resubmitted. 

Representations should be made in writing by either posting to the Spatial Planning Team at the Council’s offices, Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ or by emailing

In making representations, please be as clear as possible about which parts of the draft SPD, or other consultation documents you are referring to.  You should make specific reference to the relevant paragraph numbers, and sections in your response. There are no representation forms for this consultation.

The need to provide this SPD was agreed at the examination of the Craven Local Plan (adopted in November 2019), and the Local Plan’s supporting text confirms the Council’s commitment to its publication. Once adopted, this SPD will add further detail to the policies of the Craven Local Plan. 

The Planning Policy Team can be contacted by emailing