Invest in Richmondshire Team Support

The “Invest in Richmondshire” team provides investors with a single point of contact to eliminate duplication and confusion from first engagement through to actual investment. 

We provide a rapid response to all enquiries and a dedicated project manager on behalf of Richmondshire District Council who will work with other parts of the council relevant to your enquiry, such as planning, environmental health.  We can provide introductions to external specialists and intermediaries and provide advice on what sources of funding and support you may be eligible for.

Planning and Development

Our experienced planning and development officers offer a wide range of planning services and support to help your business start and grow within Richmondshire.  Whether it is a change of use permission, advertising consent or a larger development project, our planning team is here is help.  

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Environmental Health

Our expert environmental health team can provide support and advice on a range of issues from licencing to food safety, hygiene ratings to food business registrations.

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Business Rates

Our dedicated local taxation team can offer guidance and support to your business. From setting up your online account to ensuring you are receiving any rate relief you are entitled to.  

Council tax and business rates (