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Villagers fight on to block development as consultation begins

posted 29 Jan 2018, 07:35 by KGHG Admin   [ updated 29 Jan 2018, 07:36 ]
A FINAL consultation into the Harrogate district’s Local Plan starts today, with villagers fighting to overturn proposals for a massive new settlement west of York.

The six-week consultation will give residents, business leaders, developers and others the opportunity to have a final say on Harrogate Borough Council’s draft Plan.

The authority approved a draft version of the plan when it met in December and it will be submitted to the Government for review later in the year.

The draft includes proposals for a 3,000-home new settlement in the area around Green Hammerton and Kirk Hammerton to help meet the district’s future housing need, despite huge local protests.

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