Stillingfleet Parish is governed by and affected by numerous policies, some which are a statutory requirement, some which are national, some local (North Yorkshire County Council or Selby District Council) and some which have been set up by the Parish Council to govern its conduct and deal with parish issues in a fair and consistent way.
- Council policies required by law – e.g. Council’s Standing Orders, Council’s Financial Regulations and Council’s Code of Conduct.
- National. The Countryside Code is a national policy providing guidance for farmers and members of the public to foster a common interest in caring for the countryside. There are hundreds of other government policies which may also affect activities in Stillingfleet.
- Selby District Council. Planning legislation contains national policies, but it also provides a platform for local conservation policy and Selby’s District Plan which contains numerous items of policy with direct application to development in Stillingfleet, such as development in the Conservation Area or development in secondary villages within Selby District (of which we are one).
- Policies covering Parish Council issues. Stillingfleet Parish Council has produced a Drains and Access Policy to deal with drains and drives crossing the green and its verges (which belong to the Parish Council) in a way that is consistent and fair to all residents. The Parish Council has also adopted a complaints policy to deal with complaints in a fair and consistent manner and a policy to deal with the assessment of risk for those items for which the Parish Council is responsible. Our Flood Policy hopes to give people clear guidance of what to do in an emergency if the village were to be inundated by flooding.
You can read our policies by clicking on the links below: