The planning authorities follow policies designed to protect the AONB's landscape. They consult the AONB Joint Advisory Committee on applications for planning permission that would be likely to have a significant impact on Nidderdale AONB's environment.
The AONB’s Joint Advisory Committee comments on around 150 planning applications a year where members think they can add value to decisions being made about an application. This includes applications which are for large scale developments, or small scale developments which will have a significant impact on the landscape such as the conversion of traditional vernacular buildings for equestrian or residential use, or developments which are in open countryside outside towns and villages.
You can read the AONB’s responses to planning consultations from the past three months below: