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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

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation

Craven District Council is currently consulting on the proposal to implement a Public Spaces Protection order (PSPO) for the Coach Street Car Park in Skipton.

PSPOs were introduced as part of a range of measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, and are intended to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public place.

A PSPO should deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area. 

A number of local residents have complained about the noise and other problems when vehicles have been driven recklessly or used to cause other nuisance such as playing loud music and disturbing residents and their families' enjoyment of their homes, during evenings in particular.

The consultation has been sent to local residents and businesses who live or occupy premises in the vicinity, and a copy of the consultation document can be downloaded here: 

You can either print off and send the completed consultation to the following address: Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation, Craven District Council, Council Offices, 1 Belle Vue Square, Skipton, BD23 1FJ, or complete it on line, save it to your computer, and email it to

The consultation ends on 22 July 2016, and a summary of responses will be published. 

Draft Local Plan consultation - this extended consultation ended on May 31.

Further consultation will be taking place later this year.

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 last consultation documents can be downloaded at and reference copies are available in local libraries and at the council's reception desk.

Recycling bring sites consultation - this consultation ended on June 27.

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.