Current consultations

Pre-planning application consultation for proposed temporary accommodation for single homeless persons at Spa Lane, Starbeck - all comments need to be received by Tuesday 6 April 2018
February - April District Panel - closes 30 April 2018
2018 Boundary Review - Initial proposals for Parliamentary constituency boundaries

Pre-planning application consultation for proposed temporary accommodation for single homeless persons at Spa Lane, Starbeck

Housing authorities have a duty to take reasonable steps to help prevent any eligible person (regardless of priority need status, intentionality and whether they have a local connection) from becoming homeless. When a person becomes homeless the Local Authority has a duty to provide suitable temporary accommodation for those in priority need. This is becoming increasingly difficult due to cost and the availability of suitable accommodation in the district.

There is currently not enough provision for homeless people in priority need in the district. Alternative housing options for single people continue to be limited, existing provision is considered inadequate and the demand for temporary accommodation for this client group is unlikely to reduce. The proposed provision of this accommodation will assist the council in fulfilling its social obligations and its requirements under the Homelessness Reduction Act. It is not considered feasible to expand or convert the existing single persons’ accommodation due to the need also for family hostel accommodation in the district. To meet this need Housing and Property at Harrogate Borough Council have identified a site at Spa Lane, Starbeck as a potential location for additional temporary accommodation.

A planning application is due to be submitted for re-development of the existing temporary car park and former veterans hut on Spa Lane to a building comprising temporary accommodation for single homeless persons. This building is proposed to accommodate 19 self-contained units. Part of the building will be used to ensure the continued provision of emergency accommodation for homeless persons during periods of extreme cold weather. This space within the building, when not being used during periods of extreme cold weather, will be used for training and could be offered to local community groups for events.

Drop-in sessions are being held on Thursday 22 March 2018 from 4.30pm to 7pm and Tuesday 27 March 2018 from 2pm to 7pm at the Common Room on Station View in Starbeck. The Common Room is located at the end of Station View, opposite the playing fields.

Proposed plans for the development

We appreciate your views on the proposed development. You can use the online form to submit your views or print off the form and send it to us at;

Graham Brookfield, Affordable Housing Development Officer, Housing and Property, Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW

All comments need to be received by Tuesday 6 April 2018.

February - April District Panel

To access the survey please use the following link: District Panel February 2018

The District Panel questionnaire includes the following topics:

Community safety across the Harrogate district

The Harrogate District Community Safety Group is committed to making the district a safer place to live, work and visit and the group would like to know what safety concerns you have.

The Local Fund - Harrogate district

The Local Fund is a ground-breaking partnership in the district which launched this January with the aim of making innovative steps towards addressing the hidden needs of the Harrogate district through grant giving. This section of questions is about charitable giving.

Sport and physical activities

The Harrogate Borough Council's Sports Development team wants to know about the barriers you face when taking part in sport and physical activities.

Closing date for completed questionnaires is 30 April, paper copies are available on request.

To receive the District Panel questionnaire directly via email please complete the following contact form

District Panel contact form

2018 Boundary Review - Initial proposals for Parliamentary constituency boundaries

On 13 September 2016 the Boundary Commission for England published its initial proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries. This marks the start of 12 weeks of consultation on those proposals, during which the Commission is inviting people to view and comment on the new boundaries. The Commission is an independent public body, and must make its recommendations for new Parliamentary boundaries to Parliament in September 2018. This is the first of three rounds of consultation which will be undertaken before that date.

The plans showing the proposals for North Yorkshire constituencies, and for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in particular, are now on display in the reception area at the Council Offices.

For the 2018 Review the Commission is promoting use of a consultation website as the primary tool for displaying proposals and receiving comments on them.The proposals and maps for the whole of the district - and the rest of England - are published on the website.

Page last updated 12/03/2018