A third developer has “jumped the gun” with proposals for a 450 home housing development with primary school and sports facilities.
HTH Harrogate LLP and Broadway Malyan have put forward a ‘masterplan’ for the development at Cardale Park West, which they would name Bluecoat Park.
Coun David Siddans (Lib Dem Rossett ward) said: “This application comes just after proposals have been submitted for Skipton Road and Penny Pot Lane.
“All of these things are jumping the gun, when one developer comes forward other developers feel they have to move forward aswell.
“It is having a snowball effect and it puts local councils in a very difficult position.”
Harrogate Borough Council is still in the proposal stages of the Local Development plan which will identify potential sites for development.
The council intend to hold a public consultation from May 10 to June 21 on the draft plan which identifies sites at Cardale Park West, Penny Pot Lane, Skipton Road and Manse Farm in Knaresborough amongst others.
Developers Broadway Malyan said in a letter to local councillors: “The intention was to wait until later in the Local Plan process before submitting a planning application, however recent movements on the two other strategic preferred option sites to the west of the town, namely Penny Pot Lane and Skipton Road, have led us to progress sooner than originally envisaged.”
Co-chair of Killinghall Moor Residents Association, Tony Millea is encouraging people to make their voices heard by commenting online on the planning applications for 600 houses at Penny Pot Lane and 210 houses at Skipton Road,before time runs out.
Mr Millea said: “I understand everyone has to have somewhere to live and we don’t want to look like nimbys.
“But these plans will affect everyone in Harrogate and people should have their say.”
To comment online visit http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/ reference 13/00976 for the Penny Pot Lane development or 13/01038 for the plans at Skipton Road.