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Dear Sir/Madam,
Monday 19th June – Monday 31st July 2017
Consultation on the third pre-publication draft of the Craven Local Plan (June 2017) is due to commence on Monday 19th June, for 6 weeks.  During this informal public consultation Craven District Council will be seeking feedback from town and parish councils, residents, businesses, local groups and other agencies on the latest draft of the Local Plan.
You will be aware that the Council consulted with the public on the first pre-publication draft of the Local Plan from September to November 2014 and the second pre-publication draft Local Plan from April to May 2016.  The feedback gathered during these consultations, together with extensive updates to the evidence base that underpins the draft Local Plan, has helped shape the current draft of the Local Plan.
Public consultation on the third and final informal draft of the Craven Local Plan will run for a six week period from 19th June – 31st July 2017.  During this time the Council are seeking views from town/parish councils, residents, businesses and organisations on draft local plan strategy, policies, designations and preferred housing, employment and mixed use site allocations in the area covered by the plan.  This current period of public consultation on the draft Local Plan is a chance for interested individuals and groups to help further improve the plan before the plan is formally published and submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate for formal examination later this year.
During this final period of informal consultation we want to hear from you about:

  • What needs changing in the draft plan?  
  • Why does it need to be changed?  
  • How it needs to be changed - your suggestions.

The Council is seeking comments on the following pre-publication draft Local Plan consultation documents:

  • Pre-publication draft Craven Local Plan
  • Local Plan Appendix A to draft policy INF3: Sport, Open Space and Built Sport Facilities
  • Local Plan Appendix B to draft policy INF6: Education Provision
  • Local Plan Appendix C to draft policy SP12: Infrastructure, Strategy and Development Delivery (Infrastructure Delivery Plan)
  • Draft policies and inset maps
  • Background documents to the pre-publication draft Craven Local Plan

 The draft Local Plan and associated background documents can be viewed from Monday 19th June 2017 online at .  A hard copy of the draft Local Plan will be available to view at Craven District Council Offices, Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton BD23 1FJ.  Copies of the draft plan can also be viewed in libraries at Skipton, Gargrave, Cross Hills, Embsay, Settle, Bentham and Ingleton; and via the mobile library service. 
The planning policy team is hosting an open-door drop-in event at the council offices on Monday 3rd July 2017, between 2pm and 6pm to discuss any aspect of the Local Plan. The team is also offering individual pre-arranged appointments at the council offices throughout the consultation period. Please contact on 01756 706472 or by emailing [email protected] to arrange an appointment at the Council Offices in Skipton.
To give feedback, please use the Feedback Form which is available online at .  Hard copies can be collected from the Craven District Council Offices and libraries.  Completed feedback forms can be sent to [email protected] or posted to the Council using the address above. The closing date for comments is Monday 31st July 2017 at midnight.
Yours sincerely,
Planning Policy Team