Richmondshire District Council

Submit sites for potential development

Residents, landowners, developers and businesses are being urged to take part in the District Council’s ‘Call for Sites’ as part of its review of the Local Plan.

The authority is looking to update the development land supply by undertaking a further call for sites. It involves updating the status of sites submitted previously and identifying additional sites available for development within the Plan Area (outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park).

Sites can be submitted which may have potential for development for a range of uses including housing, economic development, retail, leisure and community facilities. They must be submitted by 28 February 2022.

All submitted sites will be assessed for their likely suitability, availability and achievability for development through the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).

The SHELAA is not a policy document but provides evidence on the availability of land in the Local Plan area to meet the housing target for the new Local Plan 2018-2039.

“The submission of a site through the ‘Call for Sites’ process does not necessarily mean that it will be selected for inclusion in the Local Plan or be granted planning permission,” said Corporate Director, Callum McKeon.

“This is a technical exercise aimed at identifying potential sites for development and the choice of sites will not be made until later in the plan-making process – and will be made in full consultation with the community and stakeholders.”

Further information on the process and the online survey for submitting sites is available from our call for sites page, or contact the Planning Policy team on 01748 829100 or email

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