Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. It provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
Once 'made', neighbourhood plans become part of the local plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications.
Made plans in the Harrogate district
Plans underway in the Harrogate district
The following neighbourhood plans are underway in the district:
- Otley has also been designated but this falls mainly within Leeds City Council's boundary
- Pannal and Burn Bridge
- Roecliffe and Westwick
- Spofforth with Stockeld
- Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill
- Staveley and Copgrove
They are all working on developing their neighbourhood plans, with support from us.
A map showing all of the plans underway can be found below:
Information on preparing neighbourhood planning and what help is available
General links for information on getting started
Page last updated 17/05/2019