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Riccall Village Design Statement - views needed!

Church and sunrise

Riccall Councillors and residents have been working with Selby District Council to prepare a new and updated Village Design Statement (VDS) for the community.  A Village Design Statement is a planning document, intended to give advice and guidance to anyone who is considering any form of development in the village no matter how large or small. It sets out elements that make up local character in order to improve the quality of design in any new development. It covers relatively straightforward work such as replacing doors and windows as well as more significant work such as building extensions and new buildings.

Local people have been surveying the village and have put together documents, making it clear to developers what the local character is.

The Riccall Village Design Statement is available for public consultation until 12th September 2011. After this date, it will be adopted in to the new Local Development Framework.

 Comments can be made to:


If you prefer to look at hard copies, visit us on Saturday 3rd September at Riccall Show from 2.30pm or make an appointment to pop into the Riccall PC office.


Summer Skate Success


Wednesday 24th August, saw the annual 'Skate Training Day' at Riccall Skate Park. The day is financed by Riccall Parish Council as part of a commitment to training young people to use the Skate Park safely and have fun whilst developing their skating skills. Popcorn Sk8 SAFE ran three beginner training sessions with groups of young people, followed by a 'board art' session, allowing those that booked a place to customise their own board.

The Council is keen to continue developing skate training for local young people and would like to talk to any adult, willing to be trained as a coach. You don't need to be a skater - please do get in touch and find out more.


Some of the sucessful artists!


Beginners learning how to balance

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