Harrogate planning policy

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Information on the planning policy in the Harrogate area.

New settlement development plan document

Following earlier stages of consultation and engagement, we have prepared a draft new settlement development plan document (DPD) for Maltkiln which sets out an ambitious thirty-year vision and policy framework to guide how it is designed and developed.

Harrogate district local plan

The Harrogate district local plan 2014-2035 sets out the spatial vision and development strategy for the Harrogate district.

Current planning policies

Applications for planning permission are determined in line with the statutory development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Housing land supply

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires all local authorities to ensure a five year supply of deliverable land for new homes against their housing requirement.

Local development scheme

The local development scheme (LDS) identifies the planning policy documents we are preparing and intend to adopt as part of the statutory development plan.

Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act 2011 provides opportunities for local communities to have a greater say in decisions affecting their local area. The neighbourhood planning provisions enable communities to prepare neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood development orders.

Harrogate statement of community involvement

Our statement of community involvement (SCI) sets out how we involve communities and other stakeholders when we prepare planning policy and guidance documents, and when we consider planning applications.

Planning customer charter

The planning service is responsible for preparing policies to guide development, determining planning applications and seeking to put things right when planning rules are broken.

Infrastructure funding statement

The infrastructure funding statement (IFS) provides information on developer contributions, which are used to provide infrastructure to support development and mitigate its impacts.