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

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

The public consultation runs from Tuesday September 1, for a six-week period until Tuesday 13 October 2020. 

All relevant information can be found at from September 1, and also in paper form at the Council offices at Belle Vue Square.  

This draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) adds further detail to the policies of the Craven Local Plan. 

The need to provide this document was agreed at the examination of the Local Plan, and the Local Plan’s supporting text confirms the Council’s commitment to its publication.

The Craven Local Plan was adopted by Craven District Council last November. It covers the period up until 2032, and sets out how the district will deal with important issues in the future including homes, employment, education provision, affordable housing, green space, sporting facilities, urban regeneration, transport, air quality, renewable energy and flooding.

The delivery of affordable homes for local people is an important Council objective and an SPD will help applicants in preparing and submitting policy-compliant planning applications for affordable housing.

The draft Affordable Housing SPD is available to view on the Council’s website at and will also be available for inspection at the Council’s offices at Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ, which are open from 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday.

In making representations, please be as clear as possible about which parts of the SPD 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 Planning Policy Team can be contacted by emailing