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CPRENorthYorkshire have responded to the latest consultation regarding the plans and policies for the outstandingly beautiful NorthYork Moors National Park.  A copy of our submission is available for download on this page.

Friday, 12 October 2018 09:22

Zoe's North Yorkshire

Zoe's loves Duncombe Park near Helmsley and going fast on her bike!

If Zoe's description of North Yorkshire appeals to you and you do want to come and see for yourself visit


Duncombe Park is one of North Yorkshire's spectacular historic house and estates.  The 450 acre estate is within the North York Moors National Park.


Friday, 12 October 2018 09:13

What I can see from my window ....

Ebony's window

"The mountains, The lakes, The fields, The trees, The grass

Ebony is from Helmsley CP School, Key stage 1

Well Ebony, we hope to protect and enhance the fields, trees and grass as well as the lakes of North Yorkshire for you as you grow up!

Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:33

School's Writing Competition 2018

Bring you Wellies
Why I love North Yorkshire
Kayley Says:
North Yorkshire is an amazing place to live. There is loads of places to visit and to have fun!
“Chill out dude!|dq|
Lewis from Helmlsey School
From Fish n Chips to Michelin dining North Yorkshire's got it all say's Freddy
We are a charity and therefore shouldn't really be advertising but then some things are so good you have to shout about them! As Freddy so rightly says, North Yorkshire's got it all!
Out of the mouths of babes....2
ARE YOU TIRED OF YOUR BUSY, BUSY LIFE? Then come over to the beautiful, natural North Yorkshire!!
Nature? History? Food? North Yorkshire’s got the lot!
Josh from Helmlsey School
Out of the mouths of babes....
There is a beautiful sky, There is a gate so sheep don’t escape, There’s a way for a car to through
You won’t forget North Yorkshire
CH from Helmlsey School
It's fantastic, it's amazing, and brilliant wi-fi...... by William!
Out of the mouths of the next generation....
'Make your way to North Yorkshire, don’t delay!' says Caroline of Helmsley CP School
Caroline from Helmlsey School
Poppy at Lightwater Valley
Poppy would love to ride the dinosaur ride.
Nyima says:
Come now and you’ll say WOW!
“Whatever your taste, you’ll definitely find a food for you!
Henry says 'come to whaling Whitby to walk under the whale bones!'
Henry tells us about his view of North Yorkshire which includes; Whitby, Sutton Bank, fish and chips and Flamingo Land.
Finlay tells us about his North Yorkshire....
Finlay should perhaps be writing for the ad agencies who promote tourism in North Yorkshire as this story tells and sells our wonderful county!
"In my opinion Scott’s of Helmsley is the best place for fish and chips
What I can see from my window ....
Ebony's window: "The mountains, The lakes, The fields, The trees, The grass"
Luke's North Yorkshire
Come and visit the beautiful North York Moors which is filled with amazing plants and creatures!
Jack's North Yorkshire
Hambleton and surrounding area has a racing history going back to the 17th century!
Don't leave rubbish about...
"Don't leave rubbish about" says Seb from Helmsley CP School!
Emilia's North Yorkshire
There is a house near a big long lake The are some little sheep You can swim in the lake Where could this be? Castle Howard?
Alvin from Montessori loves fish and chips.
So many of them write about trips to Whitby on the heritage coastline.
The North York Moors really is one of the most outstanding places in England and…
Come to Beckdale says William
William P likes the woods and beaches in North Yorkshire and tells us that it's so tranquil in parts - you can hear the leaves falling from the trees...
Visit Jorvik - Lena's advice
Jorvik teaches us all about our past - our heritage
“Don’t forget to drink some tea!|dq|
Abigail of Helmsley CP School
Ted's North Yorkshire
Ted, we love your story and the illustrations and your hand-writing.
Piage's beautifully written story about North Yorkshire.
Piage from Helmlsey School
North Yorkshire's the best place in the whole wide world.
The best place in the whole wide world! Indeed it is Patryk which is why CPRENorthYorkshire works so hard to enhance and protect our wonderful county!
“I hope that you enjoy North Yorkshire and do all of these things”
Mikey loves North Yorkshire!
Mikey from Helsley CP School in Helmsley tells us why he loves his county and countryside.
Zoe's North Yorkshire
Zoe's loves Duncombe Park near Helmsley and going fast on her bike!
Poppy's love of North Yorkshire
Poppy’s story talks about Dalby Forest
Summer's entry in the CPRENorthYorkshire school's writing competition!
Summer, from Helmsley CP School in Ryedale, might just be the next David Attenborough....
“Your adventure awaits”
Why I love North Yorkshire
Come to North Yorkshire, you’ll feel like a King (or Queen!)
Anon from Helmlsey School
North Yorkshire -' where dreams are made', says Ruby
Ruby from Helmlsey School
Lots of beautiful landscapes and creatures
There is lots to do.... like sunbathing.
The countryside is fun because it’s beautiful...
Tristan from Helmlsey School
North Yorkshire - and its finest beaches galore!!
Adam from Helmlsey School

Why I love North Yorkshire by the next generation!!

Out of the mouths of the next generation....

William likes Beckdale and appreciates good wifi.. so do we William!

Anyone inspired by Will should visit



Entry No 3

CPRENorthYorkshire Schools writing competition.



Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:10

Out of the mouths of babes....2

ARE YOU  TIRED OF YOUR BUSY, BUSY LIFE?  Then come over to the beautiful, natural North Yorkshire!!

Children are honest, they see life as it is and as it should be.  This wonderful story highlights North Yorkshire's incredible waterfalls, historical abbeys. castles, Sutton Bank, Roseberry Topping the White Horse and of course Whitby and it's fish 'n' chips!

Here's some more information about this stunning part of North Yorkshire and hopefully you'll see why we do what we do and why we campaign so hard for this generation and the next.....

Sutton Bank?

Well - apart from being a very big hill with a spectacular road running up the side, one that you seriously hope not to get stck behind a slow, large truck or a bad driver on, it is the route down from the tops or up from the Vale of York!

Vet and author James Herriot declared the tremendous view from the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment over the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York, the "finest in England". It's an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors.

There's a visitor centre at the top with ample parking - why not watch to the sun set with a picnic?  https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/sutton-bank-national-park-centre

Visit Whitby for fish 'n' chips?  We second that, the famous Magpie Cafe is not to be missed!!

Here's entry two of the school writing competition.

The brief was to write about something the children did this summer that made them love North Yorkshire so much!  They've adapted the brief and seem to be producing an excellent ad campaign!    This entry is from one of the older children

The Campaign for National Parks have today objected to the current application on the Hellifield Flashes 

see the attachment.

We are not alone in our objection and campaign to protect the Hellifield Flashes.  

Friday, 05 October 2018 06:47

Housing numbers controversy ....again.....

The comments in the York Press below are interesting showing a wide range of opinion;  The article states that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revised down a previous projection for future household growth in York from 884 per annum to just 442


Now of course if we adopted a smart approach to housing as called for by CPRE across the country things might not be so bad! CPRE suggests that the 'predict and provide' approach that uses population and household projections as a basis for determining future need is not the best way to solve the housing crisi!  These projections are always an important PART of the evidence for planning housing but they only extrapolate past trends and therefore should be treat with caution.

We suggest a plan monitor and manage approach - referred to as SMART planning!

A crude application of predict and provide is likely to increase pressure for higher levels of land allocation and potentially (all too frequently) greenfield development.  Because of the discrepancies between theoretical predictions of aspirational demand and the availability to convert this into effective demand, this can frequently lead to an over supply of land allocation for housing.  Again, ALL TOO FREQUENTLY is can mean that there will often be market pressure on sites less suitable in planning terms to be developmed before more sustainable ones.

And always remember, you can grant all the planning permission you like but you cannot make developers build.  We cannot be confident that an application granted to provide a reasonable quota of the much needed affordable homes will actually be built but we can guarantee wth almost 100% accuracy that most of the applications granted where an affordable quota that is 'worth something' is promisd, we'll see the developer come back arguing they can't afford to buid out the affordable quota and replacing these needed homes with yet more "exekkertiv" homes built on new estates with roads named The Oaks, The Hollies the Hawthorns etc ........in memorium to the trees and hedgerows they bulldozed to make these large homes.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:34

MiQ's Craven District Local Plan ...done

After two long weeks of very hard work, CPRENorthYorkshire have submitted their answers to the MiQ's for Craven District Councils Local Plan Examination. Now onto the next one...and the next.... and the next....!


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