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Still time to make comments on Hambleton's New Local Plan

Published on Tuesday, 10th September 2019

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There is still time to make your representations on the Hambleton District Council’s Publication Draft Local Plan.

The Council’s Local Plan seeks to make the most of the opportunities for economic growth while balancing the protection of the natural environment based on our unique location nestled between two National Parks and the historic City of York. The Local Plan proposes approximately 77 hectares of employment land and at least 6,615 new homes which will be made up of both market and affordable over a period 2014-2035.

The representation stage takes place from 30 July to 17 September.

Your representation should fall into two categories: the Test of Soundness - whether you think the Local Plan is justified, effective or consistent with national planning policy or Legal Compliance - if you wish to make comments on the how the plan has been prepared.

Residents, businesses, Parish and Town Councils and community organisations have all contributed their views during the Plan’s development.

How to make representations

Comments must be received by 5.15pm on 17 September 2019 – the Publication Draft Plan, together with various supporting documents, is available to view on the consultation portal here

Further information

Copies are also available at the Council’s offices in Northallerton, Stokesley and Easingwold and libraries Bedale, Easingwold, Great Ayton, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk.

The Publication Draft Plan together with the representations will then be submitted to the Secretary of State later this year who will set a date for independent examination in 2020.

For more information contact the Planning Policy Team on 01609 779977 or