Thursday, 3 June 2021

East Riding Local Plan Update

 The East Riding Council are opening up the proposed Local plan update for consultation from 28th May to 6th August 2021. Inviting comments from interested parties;

The Local Plan sets out planning policies for the area and is a key driver in determining planning applications and development opportunities in the East Riding. The current Local Plan was adopted in 2016. The council has reviewed this Plan and is now consulting on a draft update. This consultation is the second stage in reviewing the Local Plan. Responses to this consultation will be considered and will help to finalise a revised ‘pre-submission’ Local Plan that will be consulted on and then submitted to the Secretary of State for examination.

On Friday, 28 May 2021 the following documents will be published for a 10 week period of public consultation:

  • Draft Strategy Document Update - This includes the broad amount and location of development, for uses such as housing and employment, to be brought forward over the plan period to 2039. Additionally, policies relating to different issues such as protecting landscape character, minimising the risk of flooding and providing affordable housing are also addressed in this document.
  • Draft Allocations Document Update - sets out site specific policies for how residential, employment, retail and mixed use draft allocations should be developed in order to meet the targets of the Draft Strategy Document. Draft allocations include the re-allocation and de-allocation of existing adopted Local Plan sites along with new sites in some locations.
  • Draft Policies Map Update - a series of supporting Draft Policies Maps show the exact locations where development is proposed, as well as areas that should be protected from development.

A range of background and evidence base documents supporting the aims of the Draft Local Plan Update will also be published on Friday 28 May. These include:

  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Draft Infrastructure Study
  • Draft Whole Plan Viability Assessment
  • Summary of Allocations by Settlement Document 

How to view the documents

All consultation documents are available to view on the council’s website at:

How to comment on the documents

To comment on the consultation documents, please complete the online smart survey response form at: The form is easy to use and allows you to comment on as many or few consultation documents as you wish, save your response and continue at a later date and upload supporting attachments.

Alternatively, you can write a letter and send it to Forward Planning (AS67), County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA.

Please note, electronic responses are our preferred method of contact. Electronic responses can be processed more easily helping the Local Plan Update to progress more quickly.

Comments will be made publicly available on the council’s website in due course after the consultation period has ended (the council only redacts personal data in respect of email addresses, telephone numbers and signatures). To ensure we can log all responses and keep you informed of progress on the Local Plan, your details will be retained and used in accordance with our privacy notice.

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