ARC News Service

This is Pip Pointon’s tenth year of providing independent news coverage of many YDNPA committee meetings for the ARC News Service. This was set up by the Association of Rural Communities as part of its objective to encourage local democracy. (She was Pip Land before she married David Pointon in 2018.)

By 2009 local newspapers had stopped sending reporters to YDNPA meetings and the Association of Rural Communities was very concerned at the lack of independent reporting especially as the YDNPA has such a major impact upon those living and working in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Another of ARC’s objectives is to campaign for consistency in planning throughout the National Park.     See YDNPA – A Call for Justice  and A Call for Justice Answered.

The Association’s chairman, Alastair Dinsdale, has highlighted the importance of farmers to the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

YDNPA planning committee reports:

March 2020

February 2020

December 2019  – includes links to reports from the Full Authority meeting

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

In July 2019

     July 2019

In June 2019:

June 2019 reports

Hawes barn conversion refused

Proposed barn conversion at Hawes

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

December 2018 – the cost of the boundary extension

December 2018 – Barns and Yurts

YDNPA and the conversion of traditional barns

Tup Gill Lathe appeal decision

February to November 2018

February to December 2017

February to December 2016

Retirement of Harold Brown

February to December 2015

March 2015  – telecommunications aerials at West Witton

YDNPA Planning Committee 2013 (pdf)

February to December 2013

Inconsistencies and gobbledygook revisited

A call for justice answered

A call for justice

February to December 2012

YDNPA – inconsistencies and gobbledygook – more from the October 2012 planning committee meeting

January to December 2011

YDNPA Planning Committee 2010 (pdf)

Bishopdale 2010 – a question of consistency

Full Authority Meetings:

Full Authority September 2019  – two reports:  YDNPA and John Blackie  and  YDNPA and farming in the Dales

Full Authority March 2019: there were two reports posted on the Richmondshire Today website written by the Local Democracy reporter – one concerning the approved plan for new local occupancy housing behind the Rose and Crown and the other regarding whether the YDNPA should go paperless or not.

Full Authority reports 2017 and 2018

Full Authority reports 2015 to 2016

Full Authority reports 2012 to 2014

Full Authority reports 2011