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Hambletons new Local Plan another step closer

Published on Friday, 2nd August 2019

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A significant milestone has been reached in the preparation of a new Local Plan for Hambleton, which will guide decisions on planning applications up until 2035.

With residents, businesses, parish and town councils and community organisations all contributing their views during the Plan’s development process, this feedback has helped shape and inform the latest draft which is known as the Publication Draft Local Plan. This version will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination later this year. Before then, between 30 July and 17 September 2019, the Publication Plan is available for viewing and comments on whether it has followed guidance and evidence and can therefore be considered ‘sound’ and legally compliant.

“The new Local Plan is an extremely important document for Hambleton’s residents, businesses and visitors. It sets out the long-term development strategy for our area including where, and how many, new homes should be built; where new shops should be located; community, health and recreation facilities and which areas of Hambleton should be protected from development,” said Councillor David Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning.

“Completion of the Publication Draft Local Plan is a significant milestone and we are grateful for all the contributions and comments we have received in response to the consultations we have arranged. These have helped us develop a clear and ambitious plan for Hambleton.”

The Publication Draft Plan, together with various supporting documents, is available to view at https://consult.hambleton.gov.uk/portal/planning/lpreg19 .

Copies are also available at the Council’s offices in Northallerton, Stokesley and Easingwold and libraries Bedale, Easingwold, Great Ayton, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk. Any comments must be made by 5.15pm 17 September 2019.

For more information contact the Planning Policy Team on 01609 779977 or [email protected]

All comments will go to the Planning Inspectorate along with the Local Plan for examination, currently scheduled for November.