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Harrogate Borough Council Local Plan

 Update 28 November 2017
The (possibly) revised Local Plan will be discussed and approved by the  HBC Cabinet on 29 November, and then by Full Council before Christmas. It is then expected to be made public for comments before final publication ready for inspection.

Consultation closed 23 December 2016
Report based on all the comments received expected Summer 2017

Housing site allocations for Darley published in Draft Local Plan are for
88 houses on Sheepcote Lane and 9 houses on Stumps (behind Potters Field)
See below to sign up and make your views known
There is also an exhibition / meeting on Monday 28 November from 7.30p.m. at Darley Memorial Hall.  Displays will be left up for viewing just before Film Night on Thursday 1st December

This sheet will explain how you can look at the information and respond to the consultation...
If you decide to respond to the full consultation on-line  you may find these notes helpful 
If you decide to respond via e-mail or by post, you can print off this form and fill it in manually, or download this one and enter info via a computer

Each local authority is charged with producing a Local Plan, which will indicate how the authority expects to develop over the next 20 years (to 2035).  A previous plan was completed in 2014, but when taken to Inspection by a Government Planning Inspector, as the last stage of its development it was not accepted on the basis that it did not make provision for enough housing.  This Plan was then withdrawn by HBC and a new one is now being created.

The Plan will include policies to guide development; sites for new homes and jobs; options for a new settlement in the district; allocations for Local Green Space and development limits for all settlements. 

It is expected that it will be ready for inspection again in 2018, but before that there will be opportunities for local residents to respond to draft versions during consultations.

The first draft will be available for consultation from 11 November 2016 to 23 December 2016 via http://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/portal. Check out this page and register now.
It can also be viewed at a pop-up event at Harrogate Interational Centre on 25 October 9- 5 and at a series of public exhibitions, including 17 November 2-7 at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church.  For details of the public exhibitions and pop-up event, click here.