The Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan (GNDP) came into force as part of the statutory development plan on 30th May 2019, after being approved at referendum, and Craven District Council formally ‘made’ (adopted) the GDNP on 8th July 2019 (see Regulation 19 Decision Statement, below).
The GNDP sets out a vision, objectives and policies, which will be used alongside the Craven District Local Plan to guide new development in the designated neighbourhood area of Gargrave until 2032. Policies of the GNDP cover such matters as:
- Housing - including a settlement boundary; criteria for proposals within the boundary; site allocations; house types, sizes and styles; and housing for local needs.
- Employment - including support for tourism and appropriate rural business development.
- Environment - including design, heritage, green spaces, recreational facilities, rural landscape and wildlife.
- Infrastructure - including public transport; walking and cycling; and flood risk.
A full copy of the made GNDP, including text, policies and policies map, can be downloaded below.
The made GNDP and Regulation 19 Decision Statement are also available from the Gargrave Parish Council website. Paper copies can be viewed at the Craven District Council offices and at Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library.
The following timeline provides a summary of the neighbourhood plan's progress through statutory stages. The timeline unfolds in reverse chronological order as you scroll down the page.
8th July - The Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally made at a meeting of the council's Craven Spatial Planning Sub-Committee. The decision to make the plan and the reasons for making that decision are set out in the council's Regulation 19 Decision Statement, which is available to download, above.
30th May - The council's Counting Officer has issued a Declaration of Results of Poll, announcing that more than half of those voting have voted in favour of the Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Plan has passed the referendum and may now be made by Craven District Council - further updates will be provided in due course. For further information and advice about the referendum process, please contact the council's Electoral Services.
17th May - A Notice of Poll, containing information about when and where the referendum will take place and who is entitled to vote, has been issued by the council's Counting Officer. Further information and advice is available from the council's Electoral Services.
23rd April - A Notice of Referendum, containing information about the referendum question and voting procedures, has been issued by the council's Counting Officer. Further information and advice is available from the council's Electoral Services.
16th April - The Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan will proceed to referendum, in line with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The referendum will take place on:
- Thursday 30th May 2019
A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if:
- He or she is entitled to vote in an election of any councillor of Craven District Council whose area is in the referendum area; and
- His or her qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered.
A number of specified documents may now be inspected in person at:
- Craven District Council Offices during normal opening hours
- Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library during opening hours on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays.
The specified documents are as follows - select a document to download a copy:
- Information Statement that sets out information specific to the referendum
- Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan (referendum version)
- Consultation Statement (referendum version)
- Regulation 18 Decision Statement issued by the local planning authority, which states that the plan meets basic conditions set out in paragraph 8(2) to Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and complies with the provision made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended)
- Examiner's Report on the plan
- Summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner following consultation on the plan
- General Information about Neighbourhood Planning and Neighbourhood Plan Referendums
March - Mr Robert Bryan examined the Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan, by written representations, during November and December 2018. In his final Examiner's Report, received by Craven District Council and Gargrave Parish Council on 22nd January 2019, Mr Bryan recommends a number modifications to the plan and concludes that the plan meets the basic conditions set out by law subject to those modifications being made.
On 24th February 2019, Craven District Council's spatial planning sub-committee considered and agreed with Mr Bryan's recommendations. This means that the Council, as local planning authority, has formally decided that the Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the basic conditions - subject to recommended modifications being made - and may proceed to referendum. A referendum will therefore be held on Thursday 30th May 2019.
Mr Bryan's Examiner's Report is available to download, below, together with Craven District Council's Regulation 18 Decision Statement, which sets out its formal decision as local planning authority. Select a document to download a copy.
December - The independent examination of the submitted Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan, accompanying documents and representations (see entries for May to August, below) is being carried out by Mr Robert Bryan BA Hons, Dip TP, MRTPI. Details of additional documents relevant to the examination are provided in the following table. Select the document number to download a copy.
|Examination of the Gargrave NDP - Additional Documents|
|AD.001||Email to R Bryan re CDC made no comments during consultation 26.10.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.002||DF email to R Byran re additional info on HRA 1.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.003||DF email to R Bryan re GA009 CDCs view 1.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.004||CDC response to R Bryan email RE Martin & Aldersely reps 14.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.005||Email to R Bryan re Call for Sites Assessment Rpt 20.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.006||Email from R Byan re resolving consultation objections 19.11.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.007||Email to R Bryan - CDC response to resolving the consultation issue 20.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.008||Email from R Bryan re clarification request from GPC 20.11.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.009a||CDC fwd email from GPC re info requested by R Bryan to R Bryan 27.11.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.009b||Email Attachment: Results & Ranking Order Sheet 23.07.15||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.010||CDC fwd email 1 to R Bryan re CA ref site GA031 27.11.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.011||Email fwd to GPC from R Bryan re Policy G2 27.11.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.012||R Bryan response to objections 27.11.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.013a||CDC email to R Bryan HRA and SEA documents Gargrave NP 29.11.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.013b||Email Attachment: Gargrave HRA (November 2018)||Craven District Council|
|AD.013c||Email Attachment: Gargrave SEA (November 2018)||Craven District Council|
|AD.014||R Bryan response to DF email re HRA & SEA 30.11.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.015a||CDC fwd info from GPC to R Bryan table 3 amends 4.12.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.015b||Email Attachment: Table 3 Proposed Housing Sites plus reg 14 responses V1||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.016||DF email to R Bryan re SEA HEA 4.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.017||R Bryan response to Marton Rd Working Grp 4.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.018||R Bryan email re additional info re access 2 site allocations 4.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.019||R Bryan email ack receipt of CDC email 5.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.020||CDC email to R Bryan re appeal decision Church Ln Gargrave 10.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.021a||CDC fwd GPC LGS Ass Doc to R Bryan 10.12.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.021b||Email attachment: Gargrave LGS Assessment CDC Methodology May 2016||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.022a||CDC response to R Bryan flood risk GA025 10.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.022b||Email attachment: Appendix 2 - EA letter 8th March||Craven District Council|
|AD.022c||Email attachment: Appendix 3 - EA letter 28th March||Craven District Council|
|AD.022d||Email attachment: Appendix 4 - EA confirmation of FZ1||Craven District Council|
|AD.023a||GPC response to R Bryan request re access to sites G2,1 & G2,3||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.023b||Email attachment: Blank Response Form G2 1||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.023c||Email attachment: Blank Response Form G2 3||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.024||CDC response to R Bryan re site GA025 11.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.025a||R Bryan email to GPC re amends to Table 3 of GNP 13.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.025b||Email attachment: Table 3 Proposed Housing Sites plus reg 14 responses V1||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.026||CDC fwd email to R Bryan from MRWG 17.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.027||R Bryan response to MRWG email 17.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.028a||CDC fwd GPC response to R Bryan email (13.12.18) 17.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.028b||Email attachment: Gargrave Comments Form - Informal Consultation May 2015 v2||Craven District Council|
|AD.028c||Email attachment: Minutes GNPWG 24 June 15||Craven District Council|
|AD.028d||Email attachment: Results & Ranking Order Sheet 23.07.15||Craven District Council|
|AD.029a||GPC response to R Bryan Table 3 amends 17.12.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.029b||Email attachment: Table 3 Proposed Housing Sites plus reg 14 responses V3||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.030||GPC response to R Bryan Table 3 amends & RB response 17.12.18||Gargrave Parish Council|
|AD.031a||CDC email to R Bryan fwd Minutes of GPC Mtg (14.12.18) 18.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.031b||Email attachment: Minutes of Parish Council Review Meeting 14 Dec 2018||Craven District Council|
|AD.032a||CDC email to MRWG fwd Minutes of GPC mtg (14.12.18) as requested by R Bryan 18.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.032b||Email attachment: Minutes of Parish Council Review Meeting 14 Dec 2018||Craven District Council|
|AD.033||R Bryan email to CDC re GPC Minutes 18.12.18||Mr Robert Bryan, Examiner|
|AD.034||CDC email to R Bryan re questions re YW consultation 19.12.18||Craven District Council|
|AD.035||CDC email to R Bryan re Gargrave NP Consultation with Natural England 19.12.18||Craven District Council|
August - Representations submitted during public consultation (see below) are now being considered. The next stage is for the plan, accompanying documents and representations to be subjected to independent examination to establish whether the plan meets basic conditions set by law. If the plan is found to be satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, Craven District Council will arrange for a local referendum to take place within the area covered by the plan. If more than 50% of those voting vote in favour, Craven District Council will bring the plan into force.
June - Craven District Council ran a 6-week public consultation on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan from 25th June to 6th August 2018. Although the consultation is now closed, copies of the submission documents are still available, below, for reference purposes - document numbers have been added for the examination (see above). Select a document to download a copy.
- Submission letter SD.001
- Submitted Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan SD.002
- Submitted Basic Conditions Statement SD.003
- Submitted Consultation Statement SD.004
- Submitted Habitat Regulations Assessment SD.005
- Submitted SEA Screening Report SD.006
May - Gargrave Parish Council formally submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Craven District Council, under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The draft plan is intended to guide new development proposals in the parish up to 2032 and includes policies on housing, employment, environment, green spaces and infrastructure.
Consultation on the parish council's application to designate a neighbourhood area closed on 20th January 2014 (no comments received) and Gargrave Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by Craven District Council on 27th January 2014.