A local plan is any document prepared by a local planning authority which contains statements regarding:
- the development and use of land, which the local planning authority wishes to encourage during a specified period;
- the allocation of sites for a particular type of development or use;
- development management and site allocation policies, which are intended to guide the determination of planning applications.
A local plan may also relate to a specific area of significant change or special conservation and may contain policies in relation to that area.
The council's current local plan is the Craven District Local Plan, which was adopted in 1999. A full copy, including text, policies and proposals maps, can be downloaded below.
The boundaries of conservation areas in Skipton, Settle and Giggleswick have changed since adoption of the local plan. Maps showing the revised boundaries can be downloaded below - these supersede boundaries shown on the adopted local plan proposals maps.
See Also: Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan, which is in force within the neighbourhood area for Gargrave and forms part of the statutory development plan.