Councillors challenge plan for traveller sites on green belt land in Knaresborough

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) has defended plans to allocate green belt land for permanent travellers sites, after Knaresborough town councillors raised their concerns the move could leave a chink in the armour of planning policy.

Lidls most recent effort to secure approval to build on the site of the former Co-Op on Chain lane have been deferred

Lidl's plans for new Knaresborough store 'not thorough enough'

Plans by an international supermarket chain to establish a new store in Knareborough have again been delayed at planning committee.
The plans will see M&S return to Ripon after eight years.

£10m Ripon retail park approved by planning committee

A £10m retail park for Ripon has been approved today by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee.

New party role for town MP

New party role for town MP

Wetherby’s MP Alec Shelbrooke has been appointed Vice-Chairman (International) of the Conservative Party.

The international supermarket chain Lidl is proposing to build a new store on Chain Lane

Knaresborough residents fear supermarket plans 'will do more harm than good'

Residents with homes adjacent to a potential new supermarket in Knaresborough have voiced concerns over the plans, which could get the seal of approval next week.
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The Keep Green Hammerton Green action group gathered outside Crescent Gardens

Campaigners gather outside Crescent Gardens over new settlement recommendations

Campaigners vowed they will continue the fight against proposals for 3,000 new homes in a North Yorkshire village until the first brick is laid, as they protested recommendations for the plans outside council offices.
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Planning officers have given their recommendations to approve revised plans to transform a former Co-op site

Revised plans for Lidl in Knaresborough heading to planning committee

Planning officers have recommended revised plans to transform a former Co-op site into a Lidl supermarket be approved, as it heads to planning committee more than a year on since the first application was rejected.
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Gary Simmonds, the main organiser of Happygate Festival. (1706121AM2)

Security & red tape put Harrogate community events under pressure

Organisers of community events in Harrogate say they are feeling the strain of increased security demands, bureaucracy and red tape in the aftermath of recent terror attacks in the UK.

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An aerial picture showing the flooding in Tadcaster in 2015.

Tadcaster still at risk of severe flooding due to lack of defences

The floods which ravaged a North Yorkshire market town in 2015 could be repeated because of the lack of protection offered by its flood defences, a council report reveals today.

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Approval was given at a Cabinet Member for Planning meeting on June 15 to alter the timetable for the Local Plan

Harrogate's Local Plan delayed due to higher housing needs

Harrogate’s Local Plan has been delayed following the council’s call for an extra stage of public consultation on additional sites that will be needed to meet higher housing targets.
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Final approval has been given by the General Purposes Committee to implement Absolute Grounds for Possession

Stronger eviction powers to become available for Harrogate Council

New powers are to become available for Harrogate Borough Council, speeding up the eviction of council housing tenants involved in anti-social behavior or criminal activity.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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The Knapping Mount office on Wednesday (June, 21)

Construction deadline for new council headquarters missed

Harrogate Borough Council’s target for completing the construction of its flagship new headquarters has been missed.

Concept drawings of Flaxby Green Park, Courtesy of Smalley, Marsey and Rispin Architects

Approval for multi-million pound science park could bolster region on world stage

Business leaders say ambitious plans for a new £85m science park will help Yorkshire become a world pioneer in the technology sector to rival some of the leading locations already established in the UK.
The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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Letters in favor of the application now number over 100

Yoga centre plans in Harrogate face opposition from Duchy Residents Association

Support is growing for a Harrogate Yoga and Pilates studio's application to extend opening hours and hold garden sessions as it faces opposition from nearby residents, including the Duchy Residents Association.
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Election 2017: Conservatives hold Harrogate and Knaresborough

Conservative Party candidate Andrew Jones has retained the Harrogate and Knaresborough seat.

Conservative Nigel Adams has retained his Selby and Ainsty seat. (S)

Election 2017: Conservatives hold Selby and Ainsty

Conservative Party candidate Nigel Adams has retained the Selby and Ainsty seat with a majority of 13,772.

Election 2017: Conservatives hold Skipton and Ripon

Election 2017: Conservatives hold Skipton and Ripon

Julian Smith has been re-elected as MP for Skipton and Ripon.

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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