Planning constraints map

Planning constraints are policies or conditions that affect whether, and how, a property or piece of land can be developed.

You can use this map to check constraints that may affect development plans for land or property in the East Riding area.

Please note: this map acts as a guide and does not feature all planning constraints that the council consider within the planning application process.

Step 1 – About the interactive planning constraints map

This map allows you to:

1. View the following mapping layers for a specific address or area of interest. It is important to note that this map acts a guide only, and does not feature all planning constraints that the council consider within the planning application process.

Conservation areas

Areas of architectural and historic interest have been identified as Conservation Areas to preserve their character. You can search for conservation areas in the East Riding using our map and load the 'conservation layer'.

Read more about conservation areas and to view the adopted Conservation Area Appraisals.

Listed buildings

Nationally-important historic or architectural buildings are 'listed' to protect them from unacceptable alterations. Listed Building Consent will be needed for any works which affect the special character of a listed building. To find out if a proposed development site contains or is within the curtilage of a listed building please visit the map and load the 'listed building layer'.

Read more about listed buildings.

Development links

Areas within which development proposals would be acceptable in principle, subject to complying with other policies contained in the Development Plan. To find out if a proposed development site is within the curtilage of a development limit please visit the map and load the 'development limits layer'.

Look at the East Riding Planning Strategy document for more information about development limits.

Tree preservation orders

Trees that have been identified as important to the appearance of an area and can be protected by Tree Preservation Orders either individually or as a group. To find out if a proposed development site contains protected trees please visit the map and load the 'TPO layer'.

Read more about tree protection and regulations.

Scheduled monuments

Nationally-important archaeological sites or historic buildings. To find out if a site contains scheduled monuments visit the map and load the 'scheduled monuments layer'.

Read more about scheduled monuments on the Historic England website.

Heritage coasts

Areas of beautiful, undeveloped coastline which are managed to conserve their natural beauty. To find out if a site contains heritage coasts visit the map and load the 'heritage coasts layer'.

Find out more about East Riding Heritage Coasts.

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi)

Areas of particular interest to science due to the rare species of fauna or flora it contains. To find out if a site contains SSSIs visit the map and load the 'SSSI layer'.

Read more about designated sites on the Natural England website.

Flood risk zones

These are areas of land identified by the Environment Agency (EA) as potentially at risk of flooding. The EA categorises the areas into flood zones. The extent of the risk will depend on which flood zone the land falls into. A separate flood data map has been prepared that incorporates live data from the Environment Agency, as well as from the council's Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, to provide an overview of risk for particular locations within the East Riding.

Find out more about flood risk in the East Riding.

Hazardous sites

Certain sites within the East Riding of Yorkshire area may be authorised to use and/or store hazardous substances or be within a certain proximity of hazardous gas pipelines as defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

When we receive planning applications for development on or near these sites we will consult with the HSE and where necessary the Site Operators for their advice and guidance.

Read more on the HSE website.

2. Draw an area of interest using the map drawing tools and evaluate constraints.

3. Print and save evaluation results.

Step 2 – Read terms of use


Although the council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information on the interactive 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 interactive 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 interactive 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 interactive 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 interactive 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.

The mapping included within this website is provided under license from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfill the function to publicise local services. Maps should only be downloaded or printed for the personnel use of the user and should not be reproduced, replicated, sold or used for the submission of a planning application.

Important – Copyright Notice

© Crown copyright and database rights 2017, OS 100023383.

You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free, revocable licence solely to view the Licensed Data for non-commercial purposes for the period during which East Riding of Yorkshire Council makes it available. You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available the Licensed Data to third parties in any form. Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to OS.

Step 3 – Open the map

Open the planning constraints map

Please note: by selecting the link above, you agree to the terms of use.

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