The sole legal challenge to a planning blueprint which will shape the development of Ryedale for the next 15 years has been withdrawn.
Gladmans Developments decided against pursuing its challenge to the Ryedale Local Plan Strategy which was due to be considered at Manchester High Court on April 11.
It means Ryedale District Council now has a sound and up-to-date development strategy that is compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework.
“This very good news is a real credit to the efforts of the planning team at Ryedale District Council and I offer my congratulations to the team for the hard work they have put into this,” said Cllr John Raper, Chairman of the Ryedale District Council Planning Committee.
“Ryedale is one of only a handful of councils in the country that have an up to date local plan that is fully compliant with the NPPF.
“This allows Ryedale to move on with site specific work without having to be distracted by possible other work.
“I am delighted.”
The Ryedale Local Plan Strategy will now be used as a master plan for all future development in Ryedale for the next 15 years.
“This decision provides greater certainty for development in Ryedale for the next 15 years,” said Gary Housden, Head of Planning Services for Ryedale District Council.