Hambleton District Council's new Local Plan

The new local plan was approved by Council on 16 July for publication (Regulation 19). The period for comments will run from 30 July 2019 and close on 17 September 2019. Please see the Representations Procedure for full details of how to make comments and the availability of documents during the representations period. The Council’s preferred method for making comments is via the Consultation portal where all the Local Plan and supporting evidence documents are available to view and download.

Latest news

The new local plan was considered by Cabinet on 2 July and was recommended for publication (Regulation 19), this will be confirmed at a Full Council meeting on 16 July 2019. Subject to approval, the period for comments is scheduled to start on 30 July 2019 and close on 17 September 2019.

Helen Kemp, Director of Planning and Economy gave a presentation to the Parish Council Liaison meeting held on 18 July 2019 explaining the progress that has been made with the Local Plan and the arrangements for the comments period. The presentation can be viewed here.

Previous news

The council consulted on the Issues and Options document in early 2016 and in late 2016 it consulted on the Preferred Options documents. This identified the councils preferred approach to policies and sites (Further details of these stages of consultation can be found here).

A consultation on Alternative Sites and Local Green Space Designations was undertaken in April to June 2017.

You can also view consultation documents from the Issues and Options stage, the Preferred Options stage and Alternative Sites and Local Green Space consultation at the consultation portal here

To view the locations of existing sites (which were presented in the Preferred Options Document) and the alternative sites, click here.

We have published the Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) that sets out the assessment of the development requirements for the Local Plan. The HEDNA identifies an annual requirement of 315 homes, which is slightly lower than the figure from the previous Strategic Housing Market Assessment. The number of homes that have been completed since April 2014 (the base date for the plan) and those with planning permission have increased in recent years.  As a consequence the number of homes to be delivered through the new Local Plan has been reduced. Although all sites that have been submitted for consideration have been assessed, in light of the reduced housing requirements the Council will only formally decide which sites to identify as allocations as part of the formal approval of the plan prior to Publication.

How to get involved in the next stage of the Local Plan

If you are not already registered as a consultee for our Local Plan but you would like to be kept informed on the progress of the new Local Plan you can register a on our consultation portal here:

When registering your contact details, you will be asked to provide an email address for activation purposes. Please provide a postal address as this is required for formal stages of local plan production. We are currently unable to contact via text message.

For more information

If you have any questions please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01609 779977 or email planning_policy@hambleton.gov.uk

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