Planning a visit?

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Visit the Dales


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.

Planning Committee

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

Delivering new homes

Delivering new homes

Essential visitor info

How to get here, where to stay and more.

Get outdoors

Find out about walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding


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