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Craven District Council Local Plan Examination

The main source of independent information about the local plan examination, including details of the Planning Inspector, Programme Officer, examination hearings and the examination library.

The Council submitted their Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 27th March 2018.

This page should be viewed alongside the Council's New local plan webpage from which the original submission library may be accessed. The submission library also contains a full set of representations submitted at the Local Plan Publication stage.

Further library items will be added to this Examination page as the Examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and latest developments.

Latest news

  • 13 December - Further items, arising from discussions during the hearings, have now been added to the Examination library as items EL5.004-7.
  • 11 December - The Inspector’s recent letter to the Council regarding Local Green Space designations has now been added to the library as item EL5.003.
  • 22 November - Following the hearing session on 16 October the Council have produced indicative masterplans as requested by the Inspector in respect of the site at Elsey Croft (SK089/90). These may be viewed as library documents EL5.002a-b.
  • 20 November - Following the hearing on 31 October, Aspinall Verdi have produced supporting information re percentages for extra care and sheltered living (not other residential typologies) - this is available via library documents EL5.001a-b.
  • 31 October - Following the close of hearings the Council is now considering the wording of proposed Modifications to the Local Plan and anticipate commencing a consultation exercise in the weeks ahead. Further details of timetable etc will be advised in due course. Once the consultation ends the Council will submit the full content of responses received to the Inspector to assist his deliberations on the soundness of the Plan. No further communications should be addressed to the Inspector unless specifically requested.

The Inspector

Inspector Matthew Birkinshaw BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed, by the Secretary of State, to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Plan and to subsequently issue a report with his conclusions.

The Programme Officer

Until the conclusion of the Examination, Tony Blackburn will continue to fulfill the role of independent Programme Officer and may be contacted via email at

ABlackburn@cravendc.gov.uk 

or alternatively by post at the following address:

15 Ottawa Close
Blackburn
BB2 7EB

Additionally he may be contacted by telephone on 01254 260286.

Enquiries regarding the content of Modifications to the Plan should in the first instance be directed to the Council at localplan@cravendc.gov.uk or on 01756 706472.

Although this webpage appears on the Council's website, the Programme Officer will be responsible for its contents.

The hearings

The Inspector held a series of hearings as part of the Examination process and these concluded on Wednesday 31 October.

Examination library items

Select items from the following tables to download copies.

Items added prior to the start of hearings
Item Description Author
EL1.001a  A letter from the Inspector, dated 18.05.2018, providing initial questions to the Council  Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
EL1.001b A letter from the Council, dated 20.06.2018, providing responses to the Inspector's initial questions Craven District Council
EL1.001c Annex 1 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Schedule of Omission Sites at Regulation 19 Craven District Council
EL1.001d Annex 1 [cont.] to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Omission Site Maps Craven District Council
EL1.001e Annex 2 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Inspector Report Yorkshire Dales National Park Craven District Council
EL1.001f Annex 3 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: List of Sites within Flood Zone 2 or Flood Zone 3 Craven District Council
EL1.002 Email 260718 from Programme Officer to representors re hearings programme Tony Blackburn, Programme Officer
EL1.003a Email 140818 from Programme Officer to representors re MIQs etc Tony Blackburn, Programme Officer
EL1.003b Matters, Issues and Questions - 140818 Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
EL1.003c Examination Hearing Programme - 140818 Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
EL1.003d Examination Guidance Note - 140818 Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
EL1.003e Skipton Location Map - 140818 Craven District Council
EL1.004 Letter to Inspector re Main Modifications - 100818 Craven District Council
EL1.005 Response Paper to representations on first draft Local Plan (September 2014) Craven District Council
EL1.005a Policy Response Paper to representations on second draft Local Plan (April 2016) Craven District Council
EL1.005b Site Response Paper to representations on second draft Local Plan (April 2016) Craven District Council
EL1.005c Policy Response Paper to representations on third draft Local Plan (June 2017) Craven District Council
EL1.005d Site Response Paper to representations on third draft Local Plan (June 2017) Craven District Council
EL1.006 Examination Hearing Programme - Final 310818 Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
EL1.007 Examination Hearing Programme - Final  270918 Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector
Representor Responses to the Inspector’s Matters Issues and Questions
Item Description Author
EL2.001 Matter 11 Friends of Upper Ribblesdale (033)
EL2.002a Matter 1 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002b Matter 2 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002c Matter 3 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002d Matter 6 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002e Matter 7 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002f Matter 8 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002g Matter 9 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.002h Matter 16 Home Builders Federation (028)
EL2.003 Matters 1 and 4 Richard Pringle (036)
EL2.004 Matter 5 (HB026) JWPC Ltd for C Mason (038)
EL2.005a Matter 2 Carter Jonas for The Wilman Family (008)
EL2.005b Matter 3 Carter Jonas for The Wilman Family (008)
EL2.005c Matter 5 (SK089 and SK090) Carter Jonas for The Wilman Family (008)
EL2.005d Matter 6 Carter Jonas for The Wilman Family (008)
EL2.005e Matter 8 Carter Jonas for The Wilman Family (008)
EL2.006a Matter 4 Rural Solutions for Chatsworth Settlement Trustees (046)
EL2.006b Matter 15 Rural Solutions for Chatsworth Settlement Trustees (046)
EL2.007 Matter 14 (SK113) WBW for Craven Cattle Marts (060)
EL2.008a Matter 2 Johnson Mowat for KCS (055)
EL2.008b Matter 4 Johnson Mowat for KCS (055)
EL2.008c Matter 5 Johnson Mowat for KCS (055)
EL2.008d Matter 6 Johnson Mowat for KCS (055)
EL2.009 Matter 5 (SG079 and LA004) P Wilson & Co for Langcliffe Hall Estate (031)
EL2.010a Matter 2 Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.010b Matter 3 Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.010c Matter 4 Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.010d Matter 5 (SG014) Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.010e Matter 13 Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.010f Matter 21 (SG-LGS22) Turley for Giggleswick School (027)
EL2.011a Matter 1 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011b Matter 2 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011c Matter 3 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011d Matter 5 (SG025 and IN010) CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011e Matter 6 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011f Matter 14 (SG064) CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011g(i) Matter 15 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011g(ii) Matter 15 Appendix 2 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011h Matter 16 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.011i Matter 21 CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL2.012 Matters 4 and 5 (HB024) Edwardson Associates for A Dickinson (013)
EL2.013a Matter 4 Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013b Matters 4 and 5 (HB025) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013c Matters 4 and 5 (HB036) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013d(i) Matters 4 and 5 (HB038) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013d(ii) Matters 4 and 5 Drawing 001 (HB038) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013d(iii) Matters 4 and 5 Drawing 002 (HB038) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013d(iv) Matters 4 and 5 Drawing 003 (HB038) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.013d(v) Matters 4 and 5 Drawing 004 (HB038) Edwardson Associates for T Marshall (022)
EL2.014a Matter 3 Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL2.014b Matter 7 Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL2.014c Matter 8 Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL2.015a(i) Matter 15 Walton and Co. for Halton Homes Ltd and Ballan Ltd (007)
EL2.015a(ii) Matter 15 Appendix 1 Walton and Co. for Halton Homes Ltd and Ballan Ltd (007)
EL2.015b(i) Matter 21 (HE-LGS1) Walton and Co. for Halton Homes Ltd and Ballan Ltd (007)
EL2.015b(ii) Matter 21 (HE-LGS1) Appendix 5 Plan Walton and Co. for Halton Homes Ltd and Ballan Ltd (007)
EL2.016a Matter 4 Knights plc for Glusburn Holdings Ltd (030)
EL2.016b Matter 5 Knights plc for Glusburn Holdings Ltd (030)
EL2.016c Matter 14 Knights plc for Glusburn Holdings Ltd (030)
EL2.017 Matter 5 (SK088) Pegasus Group for G Baldwin (053)
EL2.018a Matter 2 ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018b Matter 3 ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018c(i) Matter 5 (SK061, SK101, SK114, SK124) ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018c(ii) Matter 5 Attached plan ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018c(iii) Matter 5 Attached drawing ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018c(iv) Matter 5 Attached drawing ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
EL2.018c(v) Matter 5 Attached report ID Planning for Keyhaven Homes (019)
Council Responses to the Inspector's Matters Issues and Questions
Item Description Author
EL3.001(i) Matter 1 Craven District Council
EL3.001(ii) Matter 1 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.001(iii) Matter 1 Appendix 2 Craven District Council
EL3.002 Matter 2 Craven District Council
EL3.003(i) Matter 3 Craven District Council
EL3.003(ii) Matter 3 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.004(i) Matter 4 Craven District Council
EL3.004(ii) Matter 4 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.004(iii) Matter 4 Appendix 2 Craven District Council
EL3.005 Matter 5 Craven District Council
EL3.006(i) Matter 6 Craven District Council
EL3.006(ii) Matter 6 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.006(iii) Matter 6 Appendix 2 Craven District Council
EL3.006(iv) Matter 6 Appendix 3 Craven District Council
EL3.007(i) Matter 7 Craven District Council
EL3.007(ii) Matter 7 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.008 Matter 8 Craven District Council
EL3.009 Matter 9 Craven District Council
EL3.010 Matter 10 Craven District Council
EL3.011(i) Matter 11 Craven District Council
EL3.011(ii) Matter 11 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.011(iii) Matter 11 Appendix 2 Craven District Council
EL3.011(iv) Matter 11 Appendix 3 Craven District Council
EL3.011(v) Matter 11 Appendix 4 Craven District Council
EL3.012(i) Matter 12 Craven District Council
EL3.012(ii) Matter 12 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.012(iii) Matter 12 Appendix 2 Craven District Council
EL3.012(iv) Matter 12 Appendix 3 Craven District Council
EL3.013 Matter 13 Craven District Council
EL3.014 Matter 14 Craven District Council
EL3.015 Matter 15 Craven District Council
EL3.016 Matter 16 Craven District Council
EL3.017 Matter 17 Craven District Council
EL3.018 Matter 18 Craven District Council
EL3.019 Matter 19 Craven District Council
EL3.020(i) Matter 20 Craven District Council
EL3.020(ii) Matter 20 Appendix 1 Craven District Council
EL3.021 Matter 21 Craven District Council
EL3.022 Matter 22 Craven District Council
Items added following the start of hearings
Item Description Author
EL4.001 Opening Statement for Examination Craven District Council
EL4.002 Spatial Strategy - Reasons for Selection Craven District Council
EL4.003 Advice on implications of Skipton Flood Alleviation Scheme JBA Consulting for Craven District Council
EL4.004 Site SC085 Malsis Hall approved masterplan site layout Craven District Council
EL4.005 Submission Draft Gargrave Neighbourhood Development Plan Gargrave Parish Council
EL4.006 Statement to Hearing on 19 October 2018 S Arnott (043)
EL4.007 Email from LEP regarding highway infrastructure York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership
EL4.008a Matter 2 Update Note Craven District Council
EL4.008b Matter 2 OAN note Craven District Council
EL4.008c Matter 2 Updated Demographics Craven District Council
EL4.009a Matter 3 Update Note Craven District Council
EL4.009b Matter 3 Brownfield Addendum Report Craven District Council
EL4.010a Map of Local Green Space sites in Skipton Craven District Council
EL4.010b Map of INF3 sites in Skipton Craven District Council
EL4.010c Map of Local Green Space sites in Glusburn, Sutton Craven District Council
EL4.010d Map of INF3 sites in Glusburn, Sutton Craven District Council
EL4.010e Map of Local Green Space sites in Ingleton Craven District Council
EL4.010f Map of INF3 sites in Ingleton Craven District Council
EL4.011 R (Legard) v RB Kensington & Chelsea Craven District Council
EL4.012a Hearing Agenda Day 12 - 31.10.18 Matthew Birkinshaw, Planning Inspector
EL4.012b Matter 3 - suggested modification to policies H1 and H2 Craven District Council
EL4.012c Response to Matter 3 supplementary update North Yorkshire County Council (039)
EL4.012d Response to Matter 3 supplementary evidence CPRE North Yorkshire (009)
EL4.012e(i) Response to Matter 3 supplementary viability report Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL4.012e(ii) Email from Jackson Webb to Walton & Co re Matter 3 Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL4.012e(iii) BCIS Contract Sum Adjustment Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL4.012e(iv) BCIS Craven Index 1 Sept 2018 Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
EL4.012e(v) Craven Scheme B 8 Units TLV £390,000 Jackson Webb Walton and Co. for Skipton Properties (016)
Items added following the close of hearings
Item Description Author 
EL5.001a Aspinall Verdi Extra Care % targets following EIP (4) Craven District Council
EL5.001b Aspinall Verdi Craven Supported Living appraisals v4 Craven District Council
EL5.002a Indicative Masterplan (1) for Site SK089 & SK090 Craven District Council
EL5.002b Indicative Masterplan (2) for Site SK089 & SK090 Craven District Council
EL5.003 Inspector letter 13.11.18 to CDC re Local Green Space designations Matthew Birkinshaw, Planning Inspector
EL5.004 Examination Note on housing supply in YDNP area of Craven Craven District Council
EL5.005 Examination Housing Trajectory and Note on Five Year Land Supply Craven District Council
EL5.006 Examination Note on Site GA009 Craven District Council
EL5.007 Examination Note on Site SK139 Craven District Council