Harrogate Borough Council deals with planning applications for properties within the Parish, and you should consult the Planning Section of the HBC website for full information. Most applications are sent to the Parish Council for comment as part of the consultation process. These applications are normally discussed at the next meeting of the Parish Council, although in some cases a special site meeting may be arranged. All comments or objections are based only on Material Planning Considerations. Brief details of the applications and Parish Council comments are included in the relevant Agendas and Minutes.
The Village Design Statement is used by Harrogate Borough Council to help it make decisions, along with National and Local Policies and Plans. A new Local Plan is currently being developed by Harrogate Borough Council (June 2015)