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 forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk or (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 by:


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.

Please note: Residential land bids must be submitted on or before Friday 16 August 2019 to guarantee they will be considered for inclusion in the current Local Plan review. Residential land bids submitted after this date 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.

Employment land bids are still being accepted for consideration in the current Local Plan review.

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

Landbids received during the council's call for sites are available to view on the East Riding Local Plan Review: Landbid Submissions Map (March 2019). We will keep this map updated with land bids as and when they are submitted. 

Please note: that the sites shown on the land bid submissions map are for information only (please see the terms of use in the 'Read more' section below). The sites have been submitted to the council for consideration through the Local Plan review process. They will be 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. At this current time, the council is not inviting comments on the sites as they are yet to be initially assessed. The council will consult in due course on any proposed allocations in accordance with its Statement of Community Involvement and the timeframe set out in the Local Development Scheme

East Riding Local Plan Review: Land bid submissions Terms of Use

Although the council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information on the East Riding Local Plan Review: Land bids submissions interactive map (Land bid 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 Landbid 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.

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In relation to the Land bid 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.

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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.

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 3.6mb)

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 are assessing the submitted sites as part of this process using the methodology described above. Initial assessments will be ‘fact-checked’ with those submitting the sites during the latter half of 2019. 

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