Hambleton District Council's new Local Plan

Hambleton District Council is preparing a new Local Plan. The new Local Plan will set out how much land should be provided to accommodate new homes and jobs that are needed within Hambleton up to 2035 and where this should be located. It will consider the need for new homes and jobs alongside the need for associated infrastructure such as shops, community facilities, transport, open space, sport and recreation, health and education within the context of protecting what is special about Hambleton.

Latest news

The new local plan will be considered by Cabinet for approve of Publication (Regulation 19) in July 2019. Subject to approval the period for comments is scheduled to start on 23 July 2019 and close on 10 September 2019.

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 and consultations and have an opportunity to make comments during consultations, you can register as a new consultee on our new system here.

When registering your contact details, the system will request your preferred method of contact. Please select email address where possible. If you do not use email, please provide postal address. We are currently unable to contact via text message.

The next stage for the Local Plan will be in autumn 2018 when the Publication Local Plan will be available for comment.  The timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan is under review, the current version can be viewed here.

Sessay Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

In April 2017, the Council consulted on a proposal to designate part of Sessay as a Conservation Area.  This also included consultation on a Conservation Area Appraisal. On the 10 October 2017, Cabinet recommended the designation of the Sessay Conservation Area and the adoption of the Conservation Area Appraisal as a Supplementary Planning Document, however this needs to go to Full Council for approval in December 2017.

The documents that were available on this webpage during the consultation are below:

The Conservation Area Appraisal is available to view at the Council Offices in Northallerton and at Thirsk Library during normal opening hours. For further information please contact Planning Policy on 01609 779977 or planning.policy@hambleton.gov.uk

For more information

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

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