Decision details

Protecting Dark Night Skies In Nidderdale Aonb Supplementary Planning Document:

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the Cabinet Member approves the Draft Protecting Dark Night Skies in Nidderdale AONB Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for consultation commencing in February 2023.


That the Executive Officer Policy and Place be authorised to make minor amendments and graphical improvements ahead of publication.


Reasons for the decision:

As outlined in the Corporate Plan, the Local Plan is a key mechanism for delivering the Council’s corporate priorities. This SPD supports a key policy in that Plan (GS6: Nidderdale AONB) by providing additional guidance to assist in its implementation.

Alternative options considered:

Not to produce the Protecting Dark Skies SPD. This option is rejected as the additional guidance provides clarity to our customers and will assist the Council in seeking to achieve the highest quality development in the district and protecting its natural environment.

Publication date: 23/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Cabinet Member for Planning

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