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Public invited to have their say on planning policy changes

Craven District Council is launching a public consultation on its Draft Good Design Supplementary Planning Document and its Draft Rural Workers’ Dwellings Supplementary Planning Document. 

The public consultation runs from Monday 13th September for a 4-week period until Monday 11th October 2021, during which time representations are invited.

All relevant information can be found at from Monday 13th September, and also in paper form at the Council offices at Belle Vue Square and libraries within Craven outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  

These draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) add further detail to the policies of the Craven Local Plan ( 

The commitment to provide this document is set out in the Council’s Local Development Scheme (

The Craven Local Plan was adopted by Craven District Council in November 2019. It covers the period up until 2032 and contains a range of policies that are used to assess and decide planning applications together with setting out how land is to be used, including land allocations for housing, employment and a mix of uses.

The Draft Good Design SPD and Draft Rural Workers’ Dwellings SPD add further detail to the relevant policies of the Craven Local Plan and once adopted will assist applicants in preparing and submitting policy compliant planning applications in respect of the principles of good design and for rural workers’ dwellings respectively.

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 Spatial Planning Team can be contacted by emailing