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Planning and development

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is the statutory planning authority for the area. 

Planning is vital to ensure new developments are well designed and carefully sited. They need to contribute to the quality of the natural environment and built heritage. Other considerations include how they need to provide homes and work places to sustain our rural communities and local economy.

The Plain English guide to the planning system explains how the planning system in England works.

Getting started

Find out how to make an application and view planning committee agendas and minutes.

Application search

Search and view forms and plans - comment online

Planning advice service

Details of our planning advice service

Making an application

Visit our Applying for planning permission page to find out how to submit a planning application

Planning Committee

Visit Planning Committee to view agendas and reports from current and previous meetings

Planning Policy

All you need to know about Planning Policy in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Delivering new homes

Delivering new homes