This page will update you on the current issues that Hillam Village is facing, from planning applications to maintenance work that might affect you.
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Hillam Lane Update 27/11/2020
Court proceedings are still ongoing regarding the injunction applied for by Selby District Council (SDC). SDC are pressing the courts for a Hearing date, you will have read in the National Newspapers about the delays within the Court systems at the moment. At the same time, the occupants do own the land and have applied for planning permission; they are entitled to do this even if an injunction is granted.
Hillam Parish Council are looking to appoint a Planning Consultant to help with the process on the part of the PC and work with the District Council. In the meantime, please understand there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes by the District Council and the Parish Councillors which will not always be visible and may also be confidential. The outcome of the injunction and the subsequent actions to be put in place will be reported as soon as the information is available.
The Parish Council has a Planning Sub-Committee which can co-opt residents onto it. If you are interested in being part of that then please contact The Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30pm on Zoom. If you wish to ask questions then please contact the Clerk on the email above and details will be sent to you.
Ring Tree Update 24/11/2020
The lights are now back in position following the pruning of the tree and work to straighten the trunk. Hopefully we will be able to still see some Christmas Cheer around the Square this Christmas!
Hillam Lane Update 18/11/2020
The Selby District Planning Website has had 145 objections to the New Travellers Site (2020/1126/COU) and 164 objections on the 10 Acres Site (2020/1111/S73). If anyone still wants to comment on either then there is still time to do so. The website address for making comments is: www.selby.gov.uk/view-applications-public-access
Regarding the New Site; Two new caravans were brought onto the site last Thursday 12th November, Selby District Council Enforcement then had them promptly removed during the afternoon of Friday 13th. The court process is still ongoing and though we may feel nothing is being done, we are assured that Selby District Council are doing all they can to expedite court proceedings. Last week’s Selby Times reported the Planning Application was for “8 families and 16 caravans” that is NOT what is on the Planning Application document it is 6 families and 12 caravans with amenity buildings.
We intend to work closely with Monk Fryston PC and Burton Salmon PC to object to both applications. This may include seeking external expertise to assist us and we will keep you advised on the actions we take. The Parish Councillors are residents, who are pressing this issue as hard as possible.
Hillam Lane Update 16/11/2020
Parish Councillors have been updating SDC with regard to the fluctuating number of caravans on the unauthorised encampment. The Parish Council has contacted the Leaser of the Council and senior officers at SDC for an explanation of the lack of action forcing the occupants to comply with the court order.
Hillam Lane Update 12/11/2020
The planning application for a Change of Use of land has been received (see 'Current Applications', right). In the last couple of days the occupnts have brought more vehicles on site. SDC visited the site again yesterday and today.
Hillam Lane Update 9/11/2020...
Selby District Council have applied to the court for an injunction for removal of the unauthorised encampment.
The Landowners of the unauthorised encampment have submitted a legitimate planning application for Change of Use (from agricultural to residential caravan site) to Selby District Council which will undergo the standard planning application process. You can find details about the application Ref No. 2020/1126/COU and submit your comments via the Selby District Council planning portal Public Access link or by emailing quoting the planning application reference number above.
In addition to this planning application, the residents of the adjacent site which does have temporary permission, have submitted a planning application Ref No. 2020/1111/S73 which would extend the period of time it was permitted for and derestrict the named people who could stay on the site. Again, to see the application details visit Public Access and submit comments via the Public Access page or by email to
Hillam Lane Update 23/10/2020...
"On Monday 19th of October 2020 Selby Council commenced legal action through the courts. Good progress has been made with further legal action anticipated. The aim of this is to clear the site and return the land back to open Green Belt. Everyone is working incredibly hard attempting to achieve a positive outcome for the community. We ask for your continued patience and we will endeavour to keep you informed of progress as the case develops."
Hillam Lane Update 17/10/2020...
"Selby District Council Planning had already issued a Notice in the past two weeks asking the owners of the field to state what the intended use was.
Until occupation of the land happened today no other action could be taken. Today, Senior Officers from Selby Planning have spent 2 hours on the site and have served a Stop Notice. Works are continuing. Next week we hope further legal action will be taken. The Parish Council is contacting all those people who have influence on this situation; Selby Council; Police Commissioner; Nigel Adams our MP, urging them to take immediate emergency action.
I am afraid that we must follow the law in this situation even though those taking residence on the field are not. Do not try to take any action yourselves.
We hope to keep you informed of the situation, I know it is very concerning. If you know people who don’t get this update because they are not on social media please would you update them."
Anyone may submit comments to Selby District Council Planning on individual planning applications. Residents get 21 days from when a planning notice is posted on site to submit comments - but representations can still be accepted by the planning department after this.
State you Name, Address and the Application Reference Number and ensure comments relate to 'material considerations' (a list of these can be found here).
Submit email comments to:
2020/1141/OUT | Outline application for erection of a single dwelling with all matters reserved | Land South Of Brooklands Betteras Hill Road
23 October - PC comments deadline 12th November
see PC response here
The Parish Council will aim to highlight on this page any maintenance work that will be taking place in the village. For Roadworks, please check the NYCC interactive roadworks map here
Notice Boards and Ring Tree Bench maintenance - TBC
Ring Tree Lights reinstated - 24th Nov
Ring Tree Remedial Work - 2nd Nov
Ring Tree Pruning - 1st Nov