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Have your say (current consultations)

This page lists all of the current consultations and opportunities to get involved in shaping the services, policies and decisions made by Craven District Council.

Listed below are all of the current opportunities to have your say and get involved in in shaping the services, policies and decisions made by Craven District Council and our partner agencies.

How to keep up to date with all the latest consultations

All consultation materials are available in Braille, audio, large print and alternative languages. If you require consultation in an alternative format please contact the Policy Development Officer .

The amount of time feedback takes to produce will differ according to the consultation.

Current Craven District Council consultations and involvement opportunities

Draft Local Plan consultation

Craven District Council is currently consulting on the draft Local Plan. This consultation has been extended until May 31.

The consultation is about the council's local plan. A local plan is a document containing text and maps, setting out how land should be used for such things as housing, employment, recreation and conservation. The aim of the plan is to achieve our economic, environmental and social goals through sustainable development. Policies in a local plan are used to decide planning applications.

The consultation documents can be downloaded at and reference copies are available in local libraries and at the council's reception desk. If you wish to discuss the draft local plan, please contact the planning policy team (tel: 01756 706472, email: to arrange an appointment at the council offices in Skipton, or drop-in to see us at:

  • Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton, Tuesday 17th May 2016, 4pm - 7pm
  • St Peter's Methodist Church, Cross Hills, Thursday 19th May 2016, 4pm - 7pm
  • Victoria Hall, Settle, Monday 23rd May 2016, 5pm - 7pm
  • Skipton Town Hall (annex), Thursday 26th May 2016, 4pm - 7pm.

These are additional to previous drop-ins at Settle, Glusburn, Skipton and Bentham. 

Comments forms must be submitted during the extended consultation period, which now runs from Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 31st May, 2016. Please contact the planning policy team, if you need further advice or assistance.

Recycling bring sites consultation

The council provides a range of local recycling sites/ banks for materials such as paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, cans and plastic bottles at 23 locations across Craven.

These are separate to local tips/household waste recycling centres provided by North Yorkshire County Council such as Skibeden in Skipton and Settle HWRC.

Craven District Council is seeking your views on local recycling sites in order to plan for future provision of recycling services. This consultation will run for eight weeks and will be used to inform councillors of your views.

Please click here to complete the survey.

This consultation has been extended to ensure all interested parties are able to give their views. The consultation will now close on June 24, 2016.

A summary of the findings will be presented to members at Policy Committee in September 2016.

Craven Museum & Gallery and Skipton Tourist Information Centre

Craven District Council is consulting on the options for redeveloping Craven Museum & Gallery and Skipton Tourist Information Centre, both housed within the Town Hall. The latest stage of public consultation is now underway to find out what people think about this exciting idea and to help shape the way forward.  Craven Museum & Gallery is already a popular visitor destination with 64,000 visitors last year; staff want to find out what people like about the current museum and how they think it could be improved both in layout and in its displays and activities.

The museum will celebrate the history of the Craven district, the many historical places it has to explore and share our stories with future generations. As part of this project - and to find out more about what you feel is important for museums to achieve - please answer our questionnaire. The Craven Museum 2020 survey only takes a few minutes.

Consultations and involvement opportunities from other organisations

DCMS #OurCulture Discussion - Have Your Say!

From the arts to museums, galleries and heritage, Department for Culture, Media and Sport DCMS is the government department that brings together all aspects of culture to ensure #OurCulture contributes to vibrant and healthy communities across the UK.  They have set up a discussion platform to share and discuss ideas under each of the strategy's main themes.  The DCMS will soon be launching proposals for a new cultural strategy, and these views will help inform that strategy.

You can get  involved by posting your ideas and comments against each of the four main challenges on their website

  • Places: Ideas on how how culture brings together communities across the UK.
  • Funding: Building financial resilience in cultural organisations and new funding models.
  • People: How people engage with culture and how to ensure everyone can access and experience culture. 
  • Cultural Diplomacy: Working with our cultural institutions to promote Britain abroad.