Planning

The Council is the Local Planning Authority for the area of the District outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  This area includes the main towns of Richmond, Catterick Garrison and Leyburn and is also home to the Army at Catterick Garrison.  It is responsible for guiding development by preparing local policies about where and how development should go and then determining planning applications against these policies.  The local planning authority's role is defined in planning law and detailed in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).

Local Planning Policy

The Council's Local Plan contains key policies for managing growth and change across the District to 2028. The Richmondshire Local Plan 2012-2028: Core Strategy was adopted by the Council 9th December 2014.  It sets out:  the amount of new housing, retail and employment development that will take place in different parts of the District; identifies the type of development required to meet the needs of local communities; outlines the types of changes that will happen within the plan area; lists some of the projects and investment that will support and deliver the strategy; and provides a framework to assist in the determination of development proposals.

For more information about local planning policy you can visit the Local Plan page, contact the Community Development Team on 01748 829100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Development Management

For more information about how the Council handles local development proposals please visit the Development Management page.  Our Planning Guide tells you about how the planning system works at the local level as well as guidance on how you can get involved.  You can view our Service Charter here pdfDevelopment Management Service Charter

For more information please contact the Development Management Team on 01748 901131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Yorkshire Dales National Park

Visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park website for information about development in its area.

 Minerals and Waste

North Yorkshire County Council is the Mineral and Waste Planning Authority for Richmondshire. Visit the North Yorkshire County Council website for more information on this issue.

Planning and Development Management Forms

Are you wanting to apply for alterations or extensions to a dwelling ?

1. Is your application solely for works to alter or extend a dwelling? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

2. Is your application for works to alter or extend a dwelling, coupled with complete demolition of an unlisted building in a Conservation Area? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

3. Is your application for works to alter or extend a dwelling which is a Listed Building and for which Listed Building Consent is also required? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

4. Are you just wanting to submit a Householder Permitted Development Enquiry to establish whether works you are proposing to undertake to your property require approval under the Planning and/or Building Acts? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  Please note that a fee of £45 is payable for this service.

 

5. Are you wanting to give notice of a proposed larger extension to a dwelling under the temporary provisions that allow such extensions to be built without the need to apply for planning permission (and completed before 31st. May 2016)? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for full planning permission?

1. Is your application solely for development requiring planning permission? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

2. Is your application for development requiring planning permission and for consent to display an advertisement? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

3. Is your application for development requiring planning permission coupled with complete demolition of an unlisted building in a Conservation Area? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

4. Is your application for development requiring planning permission and for works to a Listed Building for which Listed Building Consent is required? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for outline planning permission?

1. Is your application for outline planning permission with all detailed matters (layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping) reserved for approval at a later stage? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

2. Is your application for outline planning permission with some, but not all, detailed matters (layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping) reserved for approval at a later stage? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for Conservation Area Consent for demolition works?

1. Is your application solely for consent to completely demolish an unlisted building(s) in a Conservation Area? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

2. Is your application for consent to completely demolish an unlisted building(s) in a Conservation Area, coupled with development requiring planning permission? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for Listed Building Consent?

1. Is your application solely for works to alter or extend a Listed Building (including internal alterations)? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

2. Is your application for works to alter or extend a Listed Building (including internal alterations), coupled with development requiring planning permission? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

3. Are you just wanting to submit a Listed Building Consent Enquiry to establish whether works you are proposing to undertake to a Listed Building require Listed Building Consent? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.

 

Are you wanting to apply to extend the time limit for implementation of a permission?

1. Is your application for a new permission to replace an extant permission in order to extend the time limit for implementation? 

If so, you can find the right application form here. There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for a non-material amendment to a permission?

1. Is your application for a minor amendment to an existing permission ? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 
 

Are you wanting to apply for consent to display a sign or advertisement?

1. Is your application solely for consent to display a sign(s) or advertisement(s)? 
 
If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.
 
2. Is your application for consent to display a sign(s) or advertisement(s), coupled with development requiring planning permission? 
 
If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.
 
 
 

Are you wanting to apply for works to trees or removal of a hedgerow?

1. Is your application for works to trees which are protected by a Tree Preservation Order, and/or which are situated in a Conservation Area? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

2. Are you wanting to give notification of a proposal to remove a hedgerow under the provisions of the Hedgerow Regulations? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for removal or variation of a condition(s) attached to a current planning permission or Listed Building Consent, or to formally discharge the requirements of a planning condition(s)?

1. Are you seeking to apply to have conditions attached to a current planning permission or Listed Building Consent removed or varied in some way? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

2. Are you wanting to submit details for consideration to formally discharge the requirements of a condition(s) attached to a current planning permission or Listed Building Consent? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate?

1. Does your application relate to an existing use, operation or activity (including those in breach of a planning condition) and are you seeking to formally establish whether this development is now lawful? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

2. Does your application relate to a proposed use or development and are you seeking to formally establish whether the proposed development would be lawful without the need to apply for planning permission? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to give notification of a proposed agricultural or forestry development?

1. Are you wanting to give prior notification of a proposed new building for agriculture or forestry purposes under the provisions of Schedule 2, Parts 6 or 7 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995?

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

2. Are you wanting to give prior notification of a proposed new road for agriculture or forestry purposes under the provisions of Schedule 2, Parts 6 or 7 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995?

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

3. Are you wanting to give prior notification of a proposed excavation or deposit of waste material for agriculture or forestry purposes under the provisions of Schedule 2, Parts 6 or 7 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

4. Are you wanting to give prior notification of a proposed new fish tank for agricultural purposes under the provisions of Schedule 2, Part 6 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995? 

If so, you can find the right application form here here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to give notification of proposed telecommunications development?

1. Are you wanting to give prior notification of proposed development by a telecommunications code system operator under the provisions of Schedule 2, Part 24 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995?  

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to formally discharge or modify an existing Section 106 Agreement?

1. Are you wanting to apply to formally discharge or modify a current Agreement that has been entered into under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (as provided for by the Town and Country Planning (Modification and Discharge of Planning Obligations Regulations 1992))? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.

 

Are you wanting to give notification of proposed demolition of an unlisted building outside of a Conservation Area?

1. Are you wanting to give prior notification of proposed demolition works under the provisions of Schedule 2, Part 31 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There are also guidance notes and a validation checklist to assist you in completing the form.

 

Are you wanting to make an application for Hazardous Substances Consent?

1. Are you wanting to apply for a new Hazardous Substances Consent or for the continuation of a current Hazardous Substances Consent under the provisions of the Hazardous Substances Act and Regulations? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.  There is also a formal Notice for Publication in relation to such an application, together with the required Notice of Posting.  There is also a Certificate of Ownership to be completed.

2. Are you wanting to apply for a Hazardous Substances Consent without a condition(s) imposed on previous consent or continuation of a current Hazardous Substances Consent following a change in control of part of the land? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.

3. Are you wanting to apply for a Deemed Hazardous Substances Consent ? 

If so, you can find the right application form here.

4. Are you requiring a formal notice for publication in relation to an appeal against a refusal of Hazardous Substances Consent ? 

If so, you can find the right document here.

 

Public Access for Planning

PublicAccess is Richmondshire District Council's online planning application service. PublicAccess allows you to view details of applications that have been submitted to the Council for consideration and determination. All the information comes directly from the Council's planning application database that is updated many times each working day.
 

To visit please follow this link :

 
You can:
  • Monitor the progress of an application;
  • View plans & documents on the 'Associated Documents' tab;
  • Submit comments about an application;
  • Search a weekly list of applications and decisions;
  • See whether an appeal has been lodged and any appeal decisions;
  • Research details of historic applications;
  • View property details by reference to a map.

The database does not include full details of applications within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The National Park Authority is the Planning Authority for that area and you should contact them at http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk for full details of applications within their area.

Details of previous planning applications currently exist from 2000. We are working towards adding documents and plans submitted with applications that you will be able to view under the 'associated documents' tab.

The PublicAccess service has been designed to be very simple to use. Online help is available on all screens. We would welcome your views on this service, how easy you find it to use or how it might be developed in the future.


Copyright

Planning application information submitted to the Council is protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner.

Accuracy of information

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of data, the planning information contained within the site is at present incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal 'Land Charge Search'. This includes details of historic applications and constraints on a particular site. Plans are frequently amended; please remember that if you print off a map there maybe a newer version available at a later date.

Local Plan

The Council is currently updating its Local Plan. Development decisions are based on the saved policies of the adopted Local Plan 1999-2006 and the emerging policies of the Local Plan 2012-2028, subject to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). 

The Richmondshire Local Plan Core Strategy was submitted for Examination by the Planning Inspectorate on the 28th February. For the latest news please visit the Examination Page.

Delivering Development

The Council needs to ensure that local development targets can be met and the impact of development on local infrastructure is managed. The links below provide more infomation about how it does this.

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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