Consultation on the Ripon City Neighbourhood Plan submission draft

Ripon City Council has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Ripon and Harrogate Borough Council is now required to start the formal process of a public examination by an independent examiner.

If successful at both examination and public referendum, the Neighbourhood Plan will be used to determine planning applications in the parish of Ripon.

The local community and stakeholders have already been involved in the preparation of the plan, including a formal consultation between the 19 September and 23 December 2016. A further consultation is now required to be carried out by the Local Planning Authority (in this case Harrogate Borough Council), before the draft Plan can be submitted to an independent examiner.

The consultation runs from Friday 1 June 2018 to 4.30pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

How to see the Plan

The submission draft Ripon City Plan

Supporting documents

The documents and further information about the Plan and its development can also be found on Ripon City's website.

Documents can also be viewed in hard copy at:

  • Customer Service Centre, Ripon Town Hall, Market Place, Ripon HG4 1BZ
    (Monday to Thursday 8:30am until 4:45pm and Friday 8:30am until 4:15pm)
  • Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon HG4 1AG
    (Monday 10am until 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am until 5pm and Saturday 10am until 2pm
  • Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE
    (Monday to Thursday 8:30am until 5pm and Friday 8:30am until 4:30pm)

How to make representations

To help you present your comments in the best way for the Examiner to consider them we have produced a comment form. This is available to complete online using the planning policy consultation portal at

You can also download and complete an electronic version of the form.

Paper copies are also available at the locations above.

Deadline for submitting representations is 4:30pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01423 556586 or email

Data Protection

The information you provide on the consultation response form will be stored on a database used solely in connection with the Ripon City Plan Neighbourhood Plan. Representations will be available to view on the council's website, but address, signature and contact details will not be included. However, as copies of representations must be made available for public inspection, they cannot be treated as confidential and will be available for inspection in full. Copies of all representations will also be provided to the Independent Examiner as part of the submission of the Ripon City Plan Neighbourhood Plan Proposal.

Page last updated 30/05/2018