Current consultations

Draft Welfare Support Strategy - closes 6 June 2018
#CrimeNotToCare questionnaire - closes 30 June 2018
Community Infrastructure Levy: Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule - closes 4.30pm on 6 July
2018 Boundary Review - Initial proposals for Parliamentary constituency boundaries

Draft Welfare Support Strategy

We are interested in hearing your views about our draft Welfare Support Strategy.

Draft Welfare Support Strategy 2018

We have clear ambitions about the "stability" of residents within the district and the Welfare Support Strategy aims to address these. It is recognised that by improving the financial and social well-being of an individual, it also improves their health and well-being which impacts on the overall quality of life of our residents and their "stability" in terms of financial, tenancy, domestic, food, energy and digital.

To have your say please use the following link to access the survey

The closing date is 6 June 2018 and the results will be posted on the results page once all responses have been analysed.

#CrimeNotToCare questionnaire

As part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign Harrogate Borough Council is conducting research to know how much the districts residents know about their duty of care in respect of their own waste. You need to be resident of Harrogate district to complete the 5 minute questionnaire.

To have your say please use the following link to access the questionnaire

The closing date is 30 June 2018.

Community Infrastructure Levy: Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule 25 May - 6 July 2018

Harrogate Borough Council is holding a six week consultation from 25 May to 4.30pm on 6 July 2018 on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows councils to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the district. The money can be used to fund infrastructure projects such as schools, open space, flood defences and transport improvements that are needed to support development.

Charging authorities set out the CIL rates in a charging schedule. CIL rates are expressed in pounds per square metre and will be levied against most new development. The council must set CIL rates based on evidence of the viability of different types of development and produce a charging schedule that is subject to an independent examination.

Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule consultation 26 May to 4.30pm on 6 July.

We are consulting on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (PDCS). This document contains:

  • a brief explanation of the CIL
  • a schedule of which developments will be liable to pay CIL
  • how the charge is calculated; and
  • evidence to support the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

As part of the preparation of the charging schedule a CIL Viability Assessment was produced.

Consultation documents can be viewed below:

Hard copies of the consultation documents are available to view at the Civic Centre Harrogate, Knaresborough House, Ripon Town Hall and local libraries across the district.

How to submit comments

Responses can be made directly on our consultation portal at Alternatively, completed forms can be submitted to Planning Policy team, Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate HG1 9RW or email

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 25/05/2018