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Plans for explosives storage site in Great Ouseburn facing refusal

A revised plan for an explosives and ammonium nitrate storage site in Great Ouseburn could be turned down over the potential impact to roads and surrounding landscape.
Politics

Huge RAF transport plane visits Leeds Bradford Airport

This enormous military transport plane performed four approaches to Leeds Bradford Airport today.

News
Site plans for Knaresborough Road in Skipton

140 new homes to be built in Skipton

Permission has been granted for 140 new homes to be built on a greenfield site in Skipton.

News
THE DALES.. Feature on the Dales..7th February 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Looking for ways to secure a future for Yorkshire’s rural schools

Small schools in the Yorkshire Dales are facing a “critical” financial picture, authorities warn, as it emerges parents in some areas may have to finance their survival for the first time in history.

Education
Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
Opinion
Knaresborough Market Working Group will meet at the The Mitre

Working group aim to 'restore confidence' in Knaresborough's historic market

The initial steps to ‘restore confidence’ in Knaresborough’s historic market are to be outlined at the first meeting of the town’s working group.

News
The developers failed to secure outline permission for the site on Tuesday

Unanimous refusal for developer's plans for 350 homes near Killinghall flagged over impact to district's 'great beauty'

A plan for 350 houses which would have meant a total of almost 1,000 new homes being built either side of Penny Pot Lane has been refused by councillors.
Politics
Mp Andrew Jones called for government confirmation of their support for markets

PMQs: MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough calls for government support on markets

MP for Harrogate and Knaresbororugh, Andrew Jones, has called on the government to confirm their support for traditional market towns like Knaresborough in the 'age of the internet'.
Politics
An example of properties in the pipeline for Harrogate as part of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East.

Revealed: Figures on new houses for Kingsley Road in Harrogate

In what the company itself describes as a "major boost to the Yorkshire economy", five star housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East , has announced plans to open eight new sites this year - including Harrogate.
News
The sign that welcomes people to the woodland at Nidd Gorge in Harrogate.

The Way Ahead pt 2: Nidd Gorge relief road location

By Coun Don MacKenzie
News
350 homes are proposed for Penny Pot Lane

Decision to be made on 350 homes flagged for 'significant harm' in Harrogate

A refusal recommendation for 350 homes being built on agricultural land in Killinghall is set to be considered at the district planning committee.
News
Knaresborough Town Council and others have questioned the role of the group

'Frustration' over new Knaresborough retail inquiry

The announcement of a Conservative inquiry into the health of retail in Knaresborough has sparked frustration, as town councillors say ‘hundreds of hours’ of research  is already available.
News
No disciplinary measures will be taken against the councillor

'Unnecessarily intrusive and condescending’ Harrogate councillor's behaviour flagged

The behaviour of a district councillor at a planning committee hearing, including ‘placing their hands on an objector’s shoulders’, has been flagged as ‘unnecessarily intrusive and condescending’.

Politics
Projects across the district seem to have skirted the fallout of Carillion's collapse

The collapse of Carillion and what does it mean for Harrogate?

The delivery of housing and public sector projects within the district has so far remained unaffected by the collapse of national construction firm Carillion.
Politics
The Local Plan opens up for formal consultation this week

Formal consultation set to open for Harrogate's Local Plan

Formal consultation is set to open on the blueprint for future housing and employment across the district
News
Leeds Bradford Airport's new CEO, David Laws.   Picture Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Bradford boss pledges to target more business traffic as it reveals rebrand to become “Yorkshire’s Airport”

The boss of Leeds Bradford Airport has pledged to make the hub more business focused and help attract new routes to commercial epicentres around the world.

Business
Persimmon Homes has bought an additional 70 acres on Penny Pot Lane

Developer absorbs Killinghall sites for 600 homes

A housing development of 600 homes in Killinghall will now be delivered by Persimmon Homes following the purchase of an additional 70 acres of adjacent land.
Politics
Harrogate's cherished Valley Gardens.

Council pledge: 'No threat' to events in Valley Gardens

Harrogate Borough Council has moved to reassure community groups that their events will still be able to happen in Valley Gardens.
News
Talks are to continue over the future of Knaresborough and Ripon markets

Cash commitment and further talks for future of district's markets

News of a cash commitment to bolster Knaresborough and Ripon markets has been welcomed by town councillors and Chamber of Trade.
Politics
Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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