Shaping the future of Selby district

From Friday 24 January, Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in long-term plans about new homes, business growth and local services such as schools.

It’s part of the development of a new Local Plan.  This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.  It’ll be used by the Council to decide on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The Selby district is one of the fastest-growing areas in North Yorkshire, benefiting from significant new business investment and great connections to the economic hubs of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull.  The area’s high quality of life with relatively low house prices compared to city neighbours is also helping to raise its profile as a great place to live and a great place to do business.

This new Local Plan will help to ensure that the right type of growth happens in the right places, supported by the right infrastructure, to benefit people already living in the area as well as to support sustainable investment in the long-term and protect and enhance the natural environment.  The plan will cover the period up to 2040.

In order to determine what the important planning issues are and prepare options for how the district will be developed, the Council’s now consulting on the ‘Issues & Options’ stage of preparing the Local Plan.  Executive Member with responsibility for place shaping, Cllr Richard Musgrave, explained, “Nothing’s been decided at this early stage and your views and comments are therefore very important in shaping the contents of the emerging Local Plan.  It’s really important that this plan reflects the needs and aspirations of people and businesses already in the district, which is why we’re asking for views at this early stage”.

The six-week consultation starts on 24 January – comments must be received by the Council by 5pm, Friday 6 March – with full details online:

There are also some drop-in sessions for people to have their say in person.

  • Selby Library on 27 January, 2-7pm
  • Tadcaster Library on 3 February, 2-6pm
  • Barlby Library on 5 February, 2-5pm
  • Tesco, Portholme Road, Selby 13 February, 2-7pm
  • Sherburn Library on 10 February 2-5pm

Julie Walden

Communications & Marketing Officer

Selby District Council: draft new Council Plan

We’re developing a new long-term Council Plan.  We want to hear from people in our area about what we’re proposing.

The plan covers the period up to 2030 and sets out four themes for the Council’s work.  We want to continue to support the district to be a great place.

  • A great place to live – by improving the supply of homes in the district, improving the quality of council-owned homes and supporting improvements to town centres in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn.
  • A great place to enjoy – by playing a leading role to reduce carbon emissions, continuing to support safe neighbourhoods and improving sustainable transport.
  • A great place to grow – by supporting business investment, creating more well-paid jobs and raising skills levels.
  • The Council delivering great value – through making more services available online, delivering good quality services and being financially stable for the future.

It’s really important that we test our proposals with a range of people and organisations we work alongside.  Click here to read the plan in more detail and take part in a quick survey.

Mike James

Communications & Marketing Manager

Use of Tasers in North Yorkshire – Public survey

I would like as many people as possible to tell me their views on whether they think police officers on North Yorkshire’s streets should routinely carry Tasers.

The survey is open now at and runs until Sunday 29 September.

The decision on the deployment of Taser is ultimately down to the Chief Constable but, ahead of that being made, I want to know whether people feel greater investment in the devices is the right thing to do, and if communities would feel safer.

Using the links below, I’d be extremely grateful if you could promote the survey when you are engaging with your communities and if you use social media, look out for #TaserSurvey

If people do not have access to the internet, please ask them to call my office on 01423 569 562 and my team will record their feedback.

Kind regards

Julia Mulligan
North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Download the poster:

Read the press release:

Selby Area Footway Treatment Programme

The Selby area footway treatment programme will soon start in Thorpe Willoughby and dates for each area in Thorpe Willoughby can be found in the published programme here: Slurry Seal Programme 2019

Unfortunately as the process is weather dependent the dates are subject to change.

The contractors will deliver leaflets to properties directly affected and be on site to treat weeds ahead of the treatment being carried out.

If you would like any further assistance in this matter please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Fox – Highways Customer Communications Officer for Craven & Selby at North Yorkshire County Council