The Harrogate district green infrastructure supplementary planning document (SPD) was adopted by the council in 2014 and is now what is called “a material consideration” in deciding planning applications. This means it must be considered.
It provides detailed guidance on how policy is applied when it comes to conserving and enhancing the natural environment.
The SPD aims to enhance the natural and built environment of the district by helping applicants and developers ensure that development proposals make the most of opportunities to improve existing, and create new, green infrastructure.
You can download the complete Harrogate district green infrastructure SPD.