Final five areas up for conservation review

A COMPREHENSIVE review of conservation areas in the Harrogate district is nearing an end.

Some 52 conservation areas are part of the Harrogate Borough Council review, and attention is now being turned to the final five areas on that list.

They are Hackfall, Nesfield, Plompton, Timble and Wath (Nidderdale).

Draft appraisals, prepared with the help of local residents in those areas, have now been published, in the hope of seeking the public’s views.

To read the drafts, visit, the council’s planning offices in Crescent Gardens, Harrogate or Harrogate library.

Response forms can be filled in, or comment letters sent to the council - and amendments may be made according to those responses.

The appraisals will ultimately inform grand strategies for future development of the district, including a ‘district-wide management strategy’ and the Harrogate District Local Development Framework - which determines sites for new homes over the next 15 years.

The deadline for submitting those views is July 13. Email if you have any queries.