Lythe Parish Council


left to right; Tom Spark, Jackie Morris, Joly Braime, Sarah Blackwell, Liz Smith, Ian Suckling, Paul Cornforth

About us

The parish of Lythe is a rural & seaside landscape, and includes the communities of:

Where we are

The parish encompasses open countryside, woodland, agricultural land and a stretch of spectacular coastline, a section of the long distance walking trail The Cleveland Way. The ancient church of St Oswald’s in Lythe is a landmark visible for miles and there is a chapel of ease, St Mary’s in the lovely setting of The Valley, Sandsend.

Mulgrave Castle at Lythe, is the home of the Marquis of Normanby and the Mulgrave Estate is the major property stakeholder within the local area.

The coastal and country villages reflect the popularity of the area as a holiday destination, providing such amenities as holiday cottages, bed & breakfasts, cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. In addition to these thriving businesses the life of the local community depends on such resources as the school, village hall and sports facilities in Lythe, and the medical practice in Sandsend.



Lythe Parish Councillors 00B

Sarah Blackwell, Lythe

Joly Braime, Lythe

Paul Cornforth, Goldsborough

Jackie Morris, Lythe

Liz Smith, Sandsend Chairman

Tom Spark, Lythe Vice-Chairman

Ian Suckling, Sandsend

Parish Clerk

Judy Clark
Lythe Parish Council
c/o Cliff View
East Row
YO21 3S


Other elected representatives

North Yorkshire Councillor - click on name for more information

David Chance - Danby & Mulgrave Division

Member of Parliament - click on name for more information

Sir Robert Goodwill - Scarborough & Whitby


Responsibilities of Councillors & Clerk

The main responsibilities of a Parish Councillor are to:

The main responsibilities of the Parish Clerk are to:



The Parish Council:

Planning applications

Scarborough Borough Council or the North York Moors National Park Authority, as appropriate, consult the Parish Council on most planning applications that originate in the Parish. These are considered by the Parish Council at its monthly meetings. Comments and any recommendations are forwarded by the Clerk for consideration by the relevant planning committee, together with representations made by members of the public or other organisations. Although the Parish Council has no statutory powers in the planning processes its local knowledge means that it can still make a contribution to the decision-making processes.

The planning processes are transparent, with all plans and documents relating to each application being published on Scarborough Borough Council’s website or the National Park's website as appropriate.

Click here to enter North Yorkshire Council's Planning Portal (select Lythe in the 'Parish' field)

Click here to enter the National Park's Planning Explorer (select Lythe in the 'Parish' field)