The planning authorities for Embsay with Eastby are Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Copies of all applications (and plans) are sent directly to the Parish Clerk and routine, standard applications are then considered by the Clerk and a Planning Applications Panel under delegated powers.  This Panel determines those applications which may be especially complex or contentious and refers them to the full Council for consideration.

While the Parish Council does not itself have the authority to make decisions on individual applications, it can make comments and observations on each application. These are then taken into consideration when Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority make their decisions. This is done either by their officers (if it is a minor matter) or by their Council (if a major matter).

Information about local planning applications can be viewed by visiting the Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority websites. In addition, hard copies of the most recent planning applications are available for public viewing at the monthly Parish Council meeting.

In making their decisions, Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority take into consideration the following factors:

  • Planning policies as laid down in the Local Plan
  • Other planning policies from county and Government
  • Recommendations of the Parish Council
  • Letters of objection or support from the general public.