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Neighbourhood Plan – Time To Consult

Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 Public Consultation –

Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council are undertaking a public consultation and would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The public consultation runs from Friday 12th February until Friday 26th March 2021.

Proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council have produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan which covers the whole of the civil parishes of Malton and Norton-on-Derwent.  The plan contains a vision for the parishes along with a set of objectives, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision.  The planning policies within the plan seek to protect the character and meet the needs of the parishes, with policies guiding new development, notably for highways, the River Derwent corridor, community facilities, tourism and culture, the horse racing industry, housing and employment, as well as protection and enhancement policies relating to the green environment (including Local Green Spaces) and the built environment (including conservation areas).

Following this consultation, the plan will be amended and then submitted to Ryedale District Council (RDC), as required, for a further Regulation 16 consultation and independent examination. The plan, if successful at examination, will then proceed to a local referendum.  If the plan receives a majority vote the district council will adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan – the Local Plan – for Ryedale.  Any planning applications submitted within the boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.  

Aim of this consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the content of the proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan, together with the supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Reports.

Availability of Documents

The plan, map and reports, together with supporting documents and evidence base may be viewed at Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council websites at:

The plan, map and reports may also be viewed on RDC’s website at:

Deposit Locations

Hard copies of the consultation document, including proposals map, are also available for inspection at the following deposit locations (subject to Covid restrictions):

Malton Town Council The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LLMon to Thurs 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 609888
Norton on Derwent Town Council 84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ESMon to Weds 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 695348
Malton Library St Michael Street, Malton, YO17 7LJNormal opening hours
Norton Library The Hive, Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 8ESNormal opening hours

In addition, the town councils will be holding online drop-in sessions during the consultation period, as follows:-

Tuesday 2nd March at 2pm, Saturday 6th March at 10am, and Tuesday 15th March at 6pm.

Watch town council websites and local press for details.

How to Comment

The town councils welcome your comments.  Comments should be submitted, preferably electronically, using the following Survey Monkey questionnaire link:

Paper questionnaires will also be available at deposit points and can be returned by sending to either of the following addresses:- 


Post: Malton Town Council, The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LL

Norton on Derwent Town Council, 84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ES

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday 26th March 2021.  The councils cannot accept any late comments.  

Further Information

Should you have any further queries about the Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan please contact the town councils at emails above or telephone 01653 609888 Malton T.C. and 01653 695348 Norton T.C.

Grants to Voluntary Organisations

Voluntary organisations providing a service or facilities in the interests of the inhabitants of Norton-on-Derwent and wishing to be considered for grant aid in the year ending 31 March 2021 should apply in writing or email and enclose a copy of the accounts and balance sheet for their last financial year to the address below by Wednesday 9th September 2020:

Norton-on-Derwent Town Council

The Old Courthouse,

84B Commercial Street,



YO17 9ES


Council Meetings

During the prevailing lockdown Council Meetings will be held via Zoom.

The next several council meeting dates are;

Monday, 14th September

Monday, 19th October

Monday, 16th November

Monday, 21st December

If you would like a dial in notice for these meetings please provide your email address to and we will forward you a link on the day. Thank you.

Skatepark Open

5 of the ramps at the skate park have been re-opened. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and use hand sanitiser. A copy of the guidelines is pinned to the fence at the skatepark. Please make yourselves aware of this. Thank you.

Norton Is Blooming

Norton in Bloom has enjoyed its first year enhancing the town with planters. We have probably achieved about 80% of what we set out to do, considering the virus is around we were pleased with this outcome.

The first thing we did was enhance the entrance signs by creating proper beds at Scarborough Road and Beverley Road. These were then planted with petunias and begonias in the main.

We then added planters to Mill Street and Commercial Street and placed a central tree with an abundance of flowers surrounding, mainly petunias, geraniums and bacopa trailing. The Mill Street planters contained Mesembryanthemums and they loved the sun. As per picture below.

We added planters to the Swimming Bath walls and renovated the three tier planter outside the public toilets on church street. This now looks lovely with petunias and trainling lobelia spraying out of the sides. We also added a second planter to Wood Street / Wold Street corner to match the other. Photo below.

We hope you enjoy our flowers whilst summer lasts. Plans for next year include adding a few floral beds around town.

Council Meetings

During the prevailing lockdown Council Meetings will be held electronically via Zoom.

The next several council meetings are 18th May, 15th June, 20th July and 17th August.

If you would like a dial in notice, please provide your email address to and we will forward you one on the day. Thank you.

Covid 19

During this difficult time if you need to contact the Town Council we would ask that you do so by email or telephone in the first instance. or telephone 01653 695348. If we do not answer please leave a message, the messages will be getting checked. Thank you.

We continue to leave King Georges Playing Field open, as is the dog walk at the Chase and the Burdale Close play area. If you are entering these areas then as directed by the H M Government please do not play on the play equipment or gym equipment, just use the parks for recreational walking and remember to maintian safe distance of 2m from others. Thank you.

Understanding Waste

Members of Malton and Norton Town Councils had a visit to Allerton Park Waste Recovery Centre. The plant processes up to 320,000 tonnes of waste per year from York and North Yorkshire councils. Members found it most insightful and gained a good understanding of waste recovery management and recycling.