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Craven Local Plan

Access the adopted development plan, supplementary planning documents (SPDs) and local development scheme (LDS)

The development plan

In Craven (outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park) the development plan comprises the Craven Local Plan 2012 to 2032, made neighbourhood plans and the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan. Planning law requires that applications for planning permission be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Constituent parts of the development plan can be downloaded below.

Craven Local Plan 2012-2032
This applies to all applications for planning permission that are submitted to Craven District Council. A quick overview of policies is available here. Spatial (GIS) data relating to the Local Plan is available to download here.

Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan up to 2032
This applies to all applications for planning permission within the parish of Gargrave that are submitted to Craven District Council (and also those submitted to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority).

Minerals and Waste Joint Plan
This applies to all applications for planning permission to extract minerals or dispose of waste within the District of Craven. Such applications are submitted to North Yorkshire County Council.


National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

The NPPF sets out the Government’s planning policies for England. It has been taken into account in preparing the development plan and is a material consideration in planning decisions.


Supplementary planning documents (SPDs)

SPDs add further detail to local plan policies and are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions. The Council has scheduled a number of SPDs for production. Once SDPs have been completed, it will be possible to download them from the list below:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Flood Risk
  • Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure
  • Good Design
  • Rural Workers' Dwellings
  • Householder Development

Local development scheme (LDS)

The LDS sets out a programme for the production and review of the Council's development plan documents and other planning policy documents that relate to and support the Craven Local Plan, including SPDs. The current LDS can be downloaded below:


See also:

All information relating to the preparation, examination and adoption of the Craven Local Plan, including the Inspector's ReportFinal SA Report and Adoption Statement, is now in the local plan archive.