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15 Year Growth Plan For Helmsley


9:47am 4th July 2013

Residents’ and businesses’ views are being sought on a 15-year growth plan for Helmsley.

Ryedale District Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have been working together to find suitable sites for new housing and employment to meet Helmsley’s needs in the next 15 years.

A six-week consultation has begun on the Draft Helmsley Plan. The Draft Plan identifies five preferred sites which could be developed for a minimum of 150 houses in Helmsley.

The sites are:

  • North of Swanland Road and east of Carlton Road
  • North of Elmslac Road
  • South of Riccal Drive
  • East of Riccal Drive
  • South of Swanland Road

Two further sites east and south of Riccal Drive have been identified by the council and Park Authority to meet the economic growth of the town and the Plan also includes a site for an Extra Care Facility for people over 55 years old.

People can look at the document online and download it at It is also available for inspection at the North York Moors National Park Offices, Helmsley and at Ryedale House, Malton.

If you are unable to view a copy and are interested in making comments, a paper copy can be provided on request from the Policy Team at the National Park Authority.

As part of the consultation, two open days will be held at the National Park Offices in Helmsley on Thursday, 4 July (2pm until 6pm) and Friday, 19 July (10am until 3pm) to provide local people with the opportunity to find out more about the proposals.

For more information on the Draft Helmsley Plan please contact Caroline Skelly at the North York Moors National Park Authority on 01439 772700.

Comments on the Plan must be received no later than 5pm at the National Park Authority Offices on 2 August 2013.

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