Neighbourhood planning

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:

They are all working on developing their neighbourhood plans, with support from us.

District wide map showing designated neighbourhood areas

Information on preparing neighbourhood planning and what help is available

General links for information on getting started