An area action plan (AAP) is a type of development plan document focused upon a specific location or an area subject to conservation or significant change (for example major regeneration).
Whitby Business Park AAP
Responsibility for planning at Whitby Business Park lies with both Scarborough Borough Council and the National Park Authority as the national park boundary runs through the site. In order to provide a consistent and long term plan for the site, a joint area action plan has been adopted by the two authorities.
The plan sets out how the business park will be developed over the period to 2026. It includes proposals to improve and expand the existing site to accommodate new businesses and sets out highway, infrastructure and environmental improvements. The area covered is the existing built up area of the business park together with the land allocated for expansion and the area falls within the local planning authority areas of both Scarborough Borough Council and the National Park Authority.#
In accordance with Government guidance both Authorities considered whether the AAP required reviewing in late 2019. Both Scarborough Borough Council and the National Park Authority concluded that a review was not required at this time.
If you have any queries in relation to the AAP please contact the policy team at the National Park Authority (01439 772700) or the Planning Policy team at Scarborough Borough Council (01723 232480).
Whitby Business Park Area Design Brief
Scarborough Borough Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have produced a design brief for Whitby Business Park in line with the Area Action Plan which was adopted in November 2014. Responsibility for planning at the business park is split between the two authorities.
The purpose of this document is to provide more detailed guidance on the design of new development on existing sites and those allocated in the Whitby Area Action Plan.
The design brief has been approved by both authorities and you can view the document by using the link at the bottom of this page.
You can also download a PDF version of the design brief and the area action plan from the North York Moors National Park Authority website: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/planning/framework.
If you have any queries in relation to the design brief, please contact the policy team at the National Park Authority (01439 772700) or the Forward Planning team at Scarborough Borough Council (01723 232480).
Previously produced documents relating to Whitby Business Park AAP are available on request.