The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for the preparation of the Harrogate district Local Plan.

It also includes project management arrangements, information on the evidence that will support the Local Plan and an evaluation of the risks to its preparation.

The Local Development Scheme Fourth Review, August 2018, is available to view in full.

The Local Development Scheme Third Review also provides details of the timescales to prepare an additional development plan document (DPD). The New Settlement DPD will set out the detailed policy requirements for the delivery of a new settlement in the broad location of Green Hammerton/Cattal.

Stages of plan-making

Four stages have already been completed, involving public consultations on vision and priorities, growth options and emerging policies (in July 2015) and on draft development management policies in November 2015.

Consultation on the draft Local Plan - visions and objectives, all policies, allocations, designations and development/infill limits - took place in November 2016.

Further public consultation on additional sites for the draft Local Plan took place in July 2017.

A formal publication consultation of the Local Plan will take place in January 2018, and it will be submitted to the Secretary of State in summer that year.

The Local Plan will face examination in winter 2018 and is timetabled for adoption in spring 2019.

Local Plan Engagement Strategy

The council has updated its Engagement Strategy, which sets out the main stages of Local Plan preparation, the timescales, and the opportunities for you to get involved.


Page last updated 23/08/2018