The Neighbourhood plan

The Essential Information

Harrogate Borough Council has approved the Parish Council’s request to develop a Neighbourhood Plan (NP). This is a big step for the parish and when complete will confer benefits that far outweigh the time and effort required to develop it.

This page of the PC’s website will be dedicated to the NP until such time as a separate website is set up – if needed.

The NP can be a fairly long process but our aim is to complete the plan for approval within 18 months – that is by Spring 2019.

The development of the NP is led by the Steering Group (the NPSG) of which the Chair is Councillor Cathy Burrell ( and 07912448732) and Deputy Chair is Jackie Wootton ( All correspondence on the NP should go through Cathy or Jackie although the Parish Clerk ( will also be closely involved as the PC’s Responsible Financial Officer – RFO.

Members of the NPSG include: Peter Stretton, Howard West and Gillian Dodd. Ian Birchall will be present when matters of finance are required to be discussed.

More information will be added to this page in due course but of great importance is that this is a community effort and we are looking for residents who wish to help develop the NP. If you think you can help, please get in touch with Cathy or Jackie in the first instance.

Key Documents

Here are some key reference documents that should be useful for those wishing to know more about the NP.

The letter authorising the PC to proceed with a NP. HBC Approval
The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the NPSG. Note that these may be amended from time to time. Draft ToR
The Parish Boundary (the area within which the NP applies). Parish Boundary
The outline project timeframe – first draft. Project Plan - timeframe (PDF)
The Community Led Plan (CLP). Much of this plan, carried out in 2015, will form the basis of the NP. The key part - the Action Plan - will be particularly useful CLP - Action Plan. you can find the full CLP by going to our Home page in the left hand column.

NP Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

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