Whitby Abbey on the East Cliff

World famous Whitby Abbey on the East Cliff, Grade I listed

Whitby Civic Society's Planning group meets monthly to consider all planning applications submitted to the planning authorites, Scarborough Borough Council and North York Moors National Park. Particular attention is paid to applications within Whityb's conservation areas and those affecting listed buildings. We aim to ensure that any proposed development preserves and enhances the town, is fully accessible where possible, and promotes Whitby as a wonderful place where we all want to live and work. 

Local people often feel that decisions affecting their local community are made by people that do not live there and will not face the consequences of those decisions. New members are always welcome to our planning group as we address local issues and campaign to rebalance the planning system to give communities a meaningful voice at every stage of the planning process.

We are working with Scarborogh Council to encourage the principles of Building Better, Building Beautiful, an independent body advising government on how to promote and increase the use of high-quality design for newbuild homes and communities.

Detailed information about current and past planning applications may be found at Scarborough Borough Council.