Harrogate’s New Local Plan


Next week will see the start of public hearing sessions to examine Harrogate’s new Local Plan. Northern Planners are representing a local landowner in the process with the objective of ensuring that their site gets a fair opportunity of being allocated for housing. This has involved challenging the Council’s approach to the plan’s production and the soundness of the methodologies employed. The hearings will be held at the Yorkshire Hotel, Prospect Place, Harrogate, HG1 1LA over 11 days:


  • Wednesday 23 April – Thursday 24 April

  • Tuesday 29 April – Thursday 1 May

  • Wednesday 7 May – Friday 9 May

  • Wednesday 28 May – Friday 30 May


Senior Planner at Northern Planners, Mick McLoughlin said “In a plan-led system, it’s vital that landowners get the professional planning advice needed to promote their sites effectively. Otherwise the door can easily close against them, reducing the future chances of gaining planning permission.”