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13/09/2021. Consultation on two draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

The Council is running concurrent public consultations on a draft Good Design SPD and a draft Rural Workers' Dwellings SPD for 4 weeks until 11th October 2021. For full details, including how to submit your comments, please visit the Consultations webpage.

18/08/2021. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

11/08/2021. Affordable Housing SPD adopted

The Council's Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document is now complete and was formally adopted on 6th August 2021. The SPD is capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions and is available via a link from the Craven Local Plan webpage.

09/08/2021. Accessible Craven Local Plan

The Council has launched a new webpage that should make it easier and quicker to access the Local Plan across a variety of devices, situations and abilities – from desktop computers in the office, to smartphones on the train, to screen readers for the visually impaired. Follow the link from the Craven Local Plan webpage.

16/06/2021. Correction to updated calculator for Policy INF3 and latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

An updated calculator was announced in our 01/06/2021 bulletin, below. The update was found to contain an error, which has now been corrected. Please ensure that you're using the latest version, dated 15/06/2021, which is available from the Policy evidence webpage, under Policy INF3. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

01/06/2021. Updated calculator for Policy INF3

Policy INF3 of the Craven Local Plan is the policy on Sport, Open Space and Built Sports Facilities. The calculator is used to calculate developer contributions under the policy. The calculator has been updated in line with Appendix A of the Local Plan, paragraph 12.2. The updated calculator is available from the Policy evidence webpage, under Policy INF3.

16/04/2021. Update on draft conservation area appraisals consultation

The Council received over 100 responses to its public consultation at the end of last year, including several detailed submissions. The overall response has been very positive with many statements of support, constructive suggestions and relatively few objections. The Council has gone through all responses in detail and is now discussing them with project partners, Historic England and Alan Baxter Ltd, with a view to amending and adopting all 19 appraisals at the earliest opportunity.

30/03/2021. Draft Affordable Housing SPD second consultation closed

Consultation on a second draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document ended on 29th March 2021. The Council is now considering responses received and would like to thank participants for their contribution.

04/03/2021. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

15/02/2021. Second consultation on draft Affordable Housing SPD

The Council is running a 6-week public consultation on a second draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document until 29th March 2021. For full details, including how to submit your comments, please visit the Consultations webpage.

12/02/2021. Planning policy is changing to spatial planning

The Council is renaming its planning policy service and, over the coming weeks, will be updating related webpages and other communications. The Planning Policy Team will become the Spatial Planning Team and all team members will continue with their normal work. Previous methods of contact, such as email addresses and webpage links, will continue to function during and after this transition.

26/01/2021. Latest AMR published

The Council's Authority Monitoring Report for April 2019 to March 2020 is now available from the AMR webpage.

15/12/2020. Draft conservation area appraisals consultation closed

Consultation on draft conservation area appraisals ended on 14th December 2020. The Council is now considering all responses received and would like to thank all participants for their contributions.

19/11/2020. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

05/11/2020. Updated SHELAA and Five Year Housing Land Supply

The Council has published updates to its SHELAA and Five Year Housing Land Supply Report, which are now available from the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment and Core evidence webpages, respectively.

19/10/2020. Consultation on draft conservation area appraisals

The Council is running an extended 8-week public consultation on draft appraisals for 16 existing and 3 potentially new conservation areas throughout Craven. The consultation runs until 14th December 2020 and full details, including how to submit your comments, are available on the Consultations webpage.

14/10/2020. Draft Affordable Housing SPD consultation closed

Consultation on a draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document ended on 13th October 2020. The Council is now considering all responses received and would like to thank all participants for their contributions.

23/09/2020. Local Development Scheme (LDS) updated

The Council's LDS, which is a timetable for the production and review of local planning policy documents, has been updated and is available from the Craven Local Plan webpage. The updated LDS includes a revised list of proposed Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs).

02/09/2020. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

01/09/2020. Consultation on draft Affordable Housing SPD

The Council is running a 6-week public consultation on a draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document until 13th October 2020. For full details, including how to submit your comments, please visit the Consultations webpage.

19/08/2020. Entry-Level Exception Sites

The Council has published a report on 'The need for entry-level affordable homes in Craven', which is now available from the Policy evidence webpage under policies SP4 and H2.

03/06/2020. An introduction to Craven Local Plan policies

A quick overview of all 45 Craven Local Plan policies is now available here. The overview provides a broad description of the general aims and requirements of each policy and is a good introduction to the full Local Plan text.

05/05/2020. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage. Apologies for the slight lockdown delay.

17/02/2020. Updated SHELAA methodology finalised and published

Following consideration of consultation responses, the Council has now published a final version of its updated SHELAA methodology. Full details are available on the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment webpage.

07/02/2020. Craven Local Plan webpage moved

In order to better reflect the status of the local plan as the starting point for planning decisions, the Craven Local Plan webpage has been improved and relocated to the main Planning landing page. The vacated slot on the Planning policy landing page has been filled by a new page, which provides information about statutory Plan-making and how it relates to Craven.

29/01/2020. Planning Focus newsletter relaunched

Planning Focus first appeared in 2009 and, following adoption of the Craven Local Plan in 2019, has been relaunched as an online news outlet for the whole planning department. Planning policy articles are now published on the Planning Focus webpage and regular round-ups are emailed to everyone with a subscription.

23/01/2020. Latest settlement growth monitoring figures published

The Council monitors delivery of the Craven Local Plan housing requirement and figures for the last quarter are now available from the settlement growth monitoring webpage.

21/01/2020. Latest AMR published

The Council's Authority Monitoring Report for April 2018 to March 2019 is now available from the AMR webpage.

20/12/2019. SHELAA methodology consultation closed

Consultation on an updated methodology for the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) ended on 19/12/19. The Council is now considering all responses received and would like to thank all participants for their contributions.

12/11/2019. Council adopts the new local plan

On Tuesday 12th November 2019, members of Craven District Council met to consider the finalised Craven Local Plan 2012-2032 and resolved to adopt it. This means that the new local plan, which began as an early draft in 2014, is now in force and replaces the old Craven District Local Plan, which was adopted in 1999. Decisions on planning applications will be guided by the new Craven Local Plan from now on. The Council's planning policy webpages have been updated to reflect these changes and full details of the adoption, including the plan itself and related documents, are now available on the Craven Local Plan webpage.