East Riding Local Plan Review

Information about the East Riding Local Plan Review.

What is the East Riding Local Plan Options consultation?

The East Riding Local Plan review Options Document is the first stage in reviewing the Local Plan that was adopted in 2016. A series of options and questions are presented in the document, responses to which will help shape a revised Draft Local Plan alongside updated evidence work and sustainability appraisal.

East Riding Local Plan Review - Options Document (pdf 3.4mb)

East Riding Local Plan Review Sustainability Appraisal - Stage B Interim Report (pdf 3.4mb)

The council also undertook a ‘call for sites’ during the consultation period. Further information is provided in the ‘What is a call for sites?’ section below.

As part of the Local Plan review, and in line with national planning requirements, we have prepared a draft statement of common ground with Hull City Council. The aim of the draft statement of common ground is to identify relevant cross-boundary planning issues and how these can be addressed through positive planning.  

Draft statement of common ground with Hull City Council (pdf 1mb)

For further information please contact the Forward Planning team at: 

Email:  forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk or 

Tel: (01482) 393939

Why is the Local Plan being reviewed?

The council are required to undertake an assessment to determine if a review of the Local Plan is needed, within five years of adoption. 

Given recent changes in the new National Planning Policy Framework and issues identified in the inspector’s report on the Local Plan examination, a review is required at this stage. Further detail is provided in Chapter 2 of the above Options Document.

How can I respond to the consultation?

The consultation period has now closed. We are reviewing the responses and considering the available evidence for the next stage (see below). 

If you wish to be informed of future consultation opportunities, please contact the forward planning team to be added to the mailing list. Your details will be retained and used in accordance with our privacy notice.

Email: forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk

A summary of responses to the Options consultation is set out below:Summary  of responses to Options document (pdf 801kb)

What is a call for sites?

A call for sites is an opportunity to submit land to the council for consideration. This process helps to identify potential sites that should be considered through the Local Plan review for inclusion in an updated Local Plan.

Landowners can submit land to the council at any time, however, land may or may not be considered for inclusion in the Local Plan review dependent on the stage of Local Plan preparation. Further information is provided in the ‘How can I submit land for consideration in the Local Plan?’ section below.

How can I submit land for consideration in the Local Plan?

To submit land to the council for consideration in the Local Plan review, please complete the land submission form below and return to us using the address details as set out. 

Please note: the deadline to guarantee that submitted land bids will be considered for inclusion in the current Local Plan review has now passed. Land bids submitted from hereon will be held on a reserve list and considered in a future review of the Local Plan. Reserve land bids may be considered for inclusion in the current Local Plan review in the event that additional sites are required.


Email:  forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk 


Forward Planning
Room AS67
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

East Riding Local Plan - Land Bid Submission Form (word 101kb) 

How will sites be assessed?

The Site Assessment Methodology sets out the process the council will follow to assess and compare the suitability of potential development sites submitted to us. The methodology considers a wide range of social, environmental and economic factors such as flood risk, infrastructure, biodiversity, ownership and character to assess whether a site is sustainable and deliverable.

East Riding Local Plan - Site Assessment Methodology (pdf 3.2mb)

Site Assessment Methodology - Guidance Sheet with sources of data (pdf 33kb)

What are the next steps for the Local Plan review?

Following the consultation on the Options document in late 2018, we are now considering the responses and reviewing the evidence to develop a Draft Local Plan. We have assessed the submitted sites using the methodology (SAM) described above. Initial assessments are published below to be ‘fact-checked’ by land bidders and Town and Parish Councils.  

The objective of this ‘fact checking’ exercise is not to make any final decisions on which sites may (or may not) be put forward as the Preferred Sites for allocation but is simply to try and ensure that we have assessed each site fairly and correctly in accordance with the SAM and in the light of all relevant available evidence and knowledge.

We plan to consult on a Draft Local Plan that will include revised policies and proposed allocations in September 2020.  

What is the Site Assessment Fact-Check Exercise?

The Council has undertaken a fact-checking exercise with land bidders and Town and Parish Council's. The purpose of the fact-checking exercise was to identify if there were any errors, inconsistencies or omissions from an initial assessment using the Site Assessment Methodology. It is important to have up-to-date and accurate information on which to consult more widely. 

All sites assessed are available to view on the East Riding Local Plan Review:

Site Assessment Map (January 2020)

The site assessment scoring sheets for each land bid are grouped by settlement and available to view in the table below:

The council has also published a draft settlement performance table alongside the site assessments that shows the draft proposed housing requirement position for each relevant settlement.  The table shows the proposed requirement figure, the number of dwellings in the existing committed supply (i.e. those already with planning permission) and the number of dwellings that can be accommodated on the remaining undeveloped allocated sites. 

The end column shows a surplus/deficit figure for the settlement.  New sites will need to be identified to meet the deficit in those settlements with a negative figure in this column. 

Please note: that the figures in this table for the requirements are for guidance and there may need to be changes to the scale and distribution once further data is available following various infrastructure and other capacity studies that are being carried out. 

Draft Settlement Performance Table (pdf 37kb)

Please note: that the sites shown on the site assessment map are for information only (please see the terms of use below). The sites have been submitted to the council for consideration through the Local Plan review process. They have been assessed according to the methodology set out below in the Site Assessment Methodology. Only a limited number of sites are likely to be required to meet the long term housing needs of the area. The council will consult the public in due course on any proposed allocations in accordance with its Statement of Community Involvement and the time frame set out in the Local Development Scheme

East Riding Local Plan Review: Site Assessment Map Terms of Use

Although the council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information on the East Riding Local Plan Review: Site Assessment Map (SAM Map) is correct, it is possible the information may contain errors or be incomplete or out-of-date. We, therefore, make no representations, warranties or guarantees (express or implied) regarding accuracy, completeness or currency of the information.

The content on our Land bid map is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. We, therefore, disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance that you or anyone else places on such content and you should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the SAM map.

Nothing in these terms and conditions seeks to exclude or limit our liability for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury caused by our negligence, any breach of the obligations implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1979, or in relation to defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

The council does not warrant that the SAM map or the servers that make it available are free from viruses or bugs. It is your responsibility to implement any procedures and virus checks to satisfy your own requirements.

In relation to the SAM map, we exclude to the maximum permitted by law: i. all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms (whether express or implied by law); and ii. any liability for any loss or damage incurred by any user (including any loss of data, loss of profits, reputation or goodwill, anticipated savings, business, or losses suffered by third parties), whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, even if foreseeable, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

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