Planning for Business
Planning applications for business development are dealt
with by the Development Management Team.
The Planning system plays an important role in modern society
by helping to protect the environment in our towns and villages and
in the countryside. Planning regulations have to cover many
different situations and are quite detailed.
The general planning principles and the procedures for making
a planning application are described in the Department for
Communities and Local Government (DCLG) booklet
Planning Permission - A Guide for Business
also offers a wide range of services and
guidance on the planning system.
Parliament has given the main responsibility for planning to
the Local Planning Authorities. If you do have any queries
about a particular case, the first thing to do is to contact us
using the details at the bottom of the page.
The Council gives high priority to encouraging business
development in the District within the overall constraints of an
area characterised by fine countryside and attractive historic
settlements. Where proposals are put together with careful
attention to these issues and the Council's policies that encourage
appropriate development, they are usually supported by the
Development Management Service.
Sometimes local residents express objections to business
development, and the service will endeavour to find ways to
reconcile these concerns with the legitimate requirements of a
The Development Management Service works closely with the
Council's Economic Development Service to ensure that economic
development interests are taken fully into account.
The particular needs of the farming community to diversify are
recognised with special guidance on Farm Diversification
having been published in association with other North Yorkshire
For information email: email@example.com
Telephone 01748 829100
Please note – The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is
responsible for planning in the National Park. They can be
Yorkshire Dales National Parks Authority
Tel: 0300 456 0030
Fax: 01969 652399