Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan

The emerging Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan is being prepared by Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council.

The neighbourhood area comprises the parish of Pannal and Burn Bridge; this is the area covered by the parish council.

When made the neighbourhood plan will form part of the statutory development plan for the Harrogate district and its policies will be used to determine applications for planning permission in the neighbourhood area.

Progress against key milestones during plan preparation is detailed below. Further information is available from the parish council or by contacting parishclerk@pannalandburnbridge-pc.gov.uk

Updates

31 January 2024: Further consultation on the proposed Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan

We are carrying out a further consultation on the proposal for a Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation is taking place from Wednesday 31 January to 4.30pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

The consultation relates to the Pannal and Burn Bridge Design Code document and the neighbourhood plan policies that it supports. Comments are also sought on whether the publication of a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 20 December 2023 has any implications for whether the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions.

Further information about the consultation, including how to take part and where consultation documents can be viewed, is available on our Harrogate area planning policy consultation portal.

All representations received during this consultation will be considered by an independent examiner as part of the ongoing examination of the plan. Representations made during the initial consultation (April to May 2023) are still valid and do not need to be submitted again. These will be ‘rolled over’ automatically and considered alongside any new representations.

20 December 2023: Examiner update - Publication of new National Planning Policy Framework

Following the publication of updated national planning policies in a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the examiner has written to North Yorkshire Council and Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council in relation to the scope of the upcoming further consultation.

The examiner advises that the consultation should also seek views on whether the publication of the new NPPF has any implications for whether the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions.

 Examination update 20 December 2023 (pdf / 314 KB)

Further information about this consultation is set out in the 9 November 2023 update below.

9 November 2023: Examiner update and further consultation

The examiner has written to North Yorkshire Council and Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council to provide an update on progress with the examination.

The examiner advises that a further focussed consultation should be carried out to seek views on the Pannal and Burn Bridge Design Codes document and the policies it supports.

The consultation will take place shortly and further information will added to this webpage.

Please register on the Harrogate area planning policy consultation portal and we will tell you when the consultation starts. If you are already registered to receive Harrogate area consultation notifications you do not need to re-register. People who submitted representations to our previous consultation (April to June 2023) will be notified automatically.

 Examination Update 9 November 2023 (pdf / 24 KB)

9 October 2023: Responses to questions of clarification

North Yorkshire Council and Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council have both responded to the Updated Examiner Questions of Clarification. Their responses, including further documents submitted to the Examiner, are available here:

 Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council Response to Questions of Clarification (pdf / 2 MB)

 Pannal and Burn Bridge Design Codes AECOM (pdf / 15 MB)

 North Yorkshire Council Response to Questions of Clarification (pdf / 4 MB)

 Pannal Conservation Area Appraisal (pdf / 5 MB)

19 September 2023: Updated questions of clarification

Following a visit to the area, the Examiner has added further queries to the Questions of Clarification. An updated version of the Questions of Clarification is available to view:

 Updated Examiner Questions of Clarification 19 September 2023 (pdf / 160 KB)

15 September 2023: Examiner update and questions of clarification

The Examiner has written to North Yorkshire Council and Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council to provide an update on progress with the examination:

 Examination Update 15 September 2023 (pdf / 1005 KB)

Alongside the update the Examiner has provided Questions of Clarification for both councils to respond to as appropriate:

 Examiner Questions of Clarification 15 September 2023 (pdf / 154 KB)

10 August 2023: Response to Examination Note 1

North Yorkshire Council has submitted further information in response to the examiner’s request in Examination Note 1: NYC Response to Examination Note 1.

7 August 2023: Commencement of examination

The independent examination of the Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan has now started.

The examiner has provided an Information Note setting out how the examination will be conducted: Examination Note 1. The note also seeks further information from the local planning authority, North Yorkshire Council.

July 2023: Neighbourhood Plan examiner appointed

Ann Skippers MRTPI has been appointed to conduct an independent examination of the proposed Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan and prepare a written report with recommendations.

The examination is expected to begin in August 2023.

All representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation on the proposed plan in April/May 2023 have been forwarded to the examiner for consideration, along with the neighbourhood plan and other consultation documents. The representations and consultation documents can be viewed on the Harrogate Area Planning Policy Consultation Portal.

Following the consultation Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council was invited to respond to any of the issues raised in the representations received.  The parish council prepared a response, which is available to view (pdf / 895 KB). This has been forwarded to the examiner for consideration.

May 2023: Consultation extended

We are extending the current (Regulation 16) consultation on the proposed Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation will now end at 11.59pm on Friday 2 June.

April/May 2023: Consultation on a proposed Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan

We are consulting on a proposal for a Pannal and Burn Bridge Neighbourhood Plan.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the consultation is taking place to bring the plan proposal to the attention of those who live, work or carry on business in the parish and to allow any interest parties to make representations.

The consultation is taking place from Monday 17 April to 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

The proposed neighbourhood plan, supporting documents and ‘further information about the consultation’, including how to take part and where documents can be viewed, is available on our Harrogate area planning policy consultation portal.

Following the consultation we will facilitate an independent examination of the plan. All representations received during this consultation will be sent to an independent examiner who will consider them as part of their examination. Further information about the independent examination will be added to this page following the consultation.

December 2022: Neighbourhood plan submitted to the local planning authority

Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council has successfully submitted a neighbourhood plan and supporting documents to us.

As the local planning authority (LPA) we will arrange a six week consultation on the documents. The comments received will form the basis of an independent examination of the plan.

This consultation will take place shortly and further information will added to our website.

If you wish to be notified when the consultation starts please register on our consultation portal: https://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/kse/. If you are already registered to receive planning policy consultation notifications you do not need to re-register.

April 2022: Consultation on the Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan pre-submission version (Regulation 14)

Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council is consulting on a pre-submission version of their emerging neighbourhood plan. The consultation relates to regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. Comments will be used to refine the plan before it is submitted to Harrogate Borough Council.

The consultation is taking place from Friday 22 April to 5pm on Friday 3 June 2022.

The pre-submission version of the plan and accompanying proposals map, as well as a Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening are available to view below:

 Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan, including policies map, pre-submission version (pdf / 7 MB)

 Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood plan draft SEA screening (pdf / 142 KB)

Further information about the consultation, including how to make comments, is available on the parish council website at www.pannalandburnbridge-pc.gov.uk alongside all consultation material including the documents above.

How to make comments and where to view paper copies of documents is also set out in a further information document supplied by the parish council, available below:

 Regulation 14 consultation further information (pdf / 556 KB)

August 2017: Neighbourhood area designation

We have formally designated a Pannal and Burn Bridge neighbourhood area following an application from Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council. The parish council will now begin to develop a neighbourhood plan with the local community.

Documents relating to the designation can be viewed below:

 Pannal and Burn Bridge decision notice 10 August 2017 (pdf / 90 KB)
 Pannal and Burn Bridge Cabinet member report 10 August 2017 (pdf / 189 KB)
 Pannal and Burn Bridge application supporting statement 10 August 2017 (pdf / 837 KB)