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More than 60% of Harrogate residents would vote to remain in Europe again

More than three-fifths of people in Harrogate think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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The leaders of the main political parties have set out their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district.

Local elections 2018 - Party leaders share their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district

Campaigning is in full swing for the district’s local elections on May 3, which party leaders predict will see a significant generational change on the council.
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Henry Pankhurst and Keith Wilkinson raised the alarm over the hedgerow removal

Developer fined £34,000 after hedge removed in Harrogate

A housing developer has been fined £34,000 after a hedgerow was unlawfully removed next to a new housing development in Harrogate.

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Revised plans for the site on New Lane by developer Loxley Homes were submitted in late March

Objections grow to almost 300 over housing plans in Harrogate village

Almost 300 objections have been lodged against outline plans for 80 new homes on the eastern edge of Green Hammerton according to campaigners who say the village is under siege from developers.

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Residents are to be consulted in the coming weeks by Gladman Developments

Developers eye site zoned for almost 700 homes in Harrogate

Land allocated for almost 700 new homes and employment space in western Harrogate is being investigated by developers.
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The district will go to the polls on May 3.

Harrogate Borough Council elections 2018: Candidates in full

The candidates who will contest the 2018 Harrogate Borough Council elections have been revealed.

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In Harrogate, the affordability gap continues to be substantial with average house prices costing more than 11 times the typical earnings of the town, according to the National Housing Federation.

Young families need houses, says Harrogate MP

Building houses of “the right type and in the right place” is a critical factor in addressing the growing void between prices and the average income of residents in a Yorkshire spa town, according to its MP.

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Tens of thousands of extra homes are needed to address Yorkshires affordable housing crisis as the average property now costs seven times a persons income, industry experts have warned.

Cost of home in Yorkshire is now seven times the average wage

TENS OF thousands of extra homes are needed to address Yorkshire’s affordable housing crisis as the average property now costs seven times a person’s income, industry experts have warned.

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Councillor Carl Les, of North Yorkshire County Council.

Fresh ideas needed on elderly spending, says North Yorkshire council leader

The leader of a council serving a rapidly rising elderly population has called for fresh thinking over how care services for the elderly and vulnerable should be funded.

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Northern postpones key rail improvements in Yorkshire - and blames delays to Manchester electrification scheme

Northern postpones key rail improvements in Yorkshire - and blames delays to Manchester electrification scheme

Three key improvements to rail services in Yorkshire will not happen in May as promised because of delays to an electrification scheme in the North West.
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (left) leaves 11 Downing Street as he heads to the House of Commons, London, to deliver his first spring statement against a slew of positive economic indicators. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 13, 2018. With an expected drop in borrowing, higher-than-predicted GDP growth of 1.7% for 2017 and the recent elimination of the Government's deficit on day-to-day spending, Mr Hammond is expected to tell MPs that the UK is reaping the reward for years of austerity. See PA story POLITICS Statement. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Spring Statement: £15m boost for super-fast broadband in North Yorkshire

Hundreds of public sector sites across North Yorkshire will be connected with high-speed fibre broadband after the Chancellor announced £15m in extra funding for the county.

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An EU flag flies in the face of Parliament

Brexit negotiations are two-way

While discussing Brexit negotiations recently, a colleague commented to me that a good deal is one that neither side considers to be a great one. There is a lot of sense to this statement, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke.

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Groups from across the district have welcomed news of the plastic free push

District council to make plastic free push

A  motion calling for the district council to take the lead and establish a task force to help the district become plastic free is to be put forward.
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Pending a tending process the building could be built in time for the new academic year according to North Yorkshire County Council

Modern facility for King James’s sixth form gets county planning approval

Construction of a new 21st century facility at King James’s School has been approved after county planners found the current sixth form building had ‘reached the end of its life’.

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Artist's impression of the completed development. Image: Adam Thorpe Group (s).

Developer to submit application for £75m Harrogate apartments plan at site of ex-council offices

The property developer behind the £75m conversion of the former Council Offices at Crescent Gardens into luxury apartments says he will be applying for planning permission within the next few weeks and expects to begin work in summer.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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Should there be a GCSE in Agriculture?

Nigel Pulling: Why GCSE exams in Agriculture are a vital ingredient for farming’s future

EARLIER this month, Julian Sturdy MP called for a GCSE to be introduced in agriculture – and we couldn’t agree
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Planning documentsshow five parcels of land owned by the estate could be built on

Early planning stages for 'final vision' of North Stainley development

The blueprints for a mixed-use development including more than 130 homes, new primary school and office space in North Stainley have been submitted.

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Andrew Jones spoke yesterday (Thursday, February 22) before Parliament

'Making the UK more disability friendly' raised in Parliament by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP

The Harrogate and Knaresborough MP has raised the importance of ‘making the UK more disability friendly’ before parliament following round-table discussions with community and business leaders in the district.

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Andrew Jones spoke yesterday (Thursday, February 22) before Parliament

'Making the UK more disability friendly' raised in Parliament by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP

The Harrogate and Knaresborough MP has raised the importance of ‘making the UK more disability friendly’ before parliament following round-table discussions with community and business leaders in the district.
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