Deadline for Objections is 13th April 2018 - only 23 days left!
How can you help?
Make your opinions made on the Harrogate Borough Council planning portal AND Spread the word!
Build a Strong Argument in response
Landscape Character and Setting
The development is outside current and proposed development limits. Under 2001 plan should recognise:
- Local distinctiveness
- This is a designated Special Landscape Area (SLA)
- The setting and approach to Harrogate
- Local beauty spot
- The need to avoid coalescence and ribbon development
- All the reasons given by Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) in 2016 for not allocating this precise site for housing (Site Ref: H8).
- Road safety: Traffic access
- Public right of way.
When considered alongside the emerging new Local Plan coalescence becomes inevitable.
Harrogate District Draft Local Plan: Sustainability Appraisal 2016
Site Ref H8 is the plot of land in planning application 18/00912/OUTMAJ for 65 dwellings. This land was found unsuitable for development in the Councils own Sustainability Appraisal 2016. Full details below, click image for original source.
You can also submit comments via email or postal mail. If you do this you MUST provide your full postal address or your comments will be rejected.
Don't forget you can also submit comments via email or postal mail. If you do this you MUST provide your full postal address or your comments will be rejected.
How to object to the New Development
The deadline for comments expires at 13th April 2018.
Using the Council Planning Portal
To submit your views using the Council consultation portal you must first login into the planning website; you will not be able to view the questions or enter your comments until you have logged in.
How to register
If you do not already have an account you need to register with the Public Access Planning Portal.
Follow the 7 steps in the images (right) to register with the planning portal. Click the images to view larger. Once the registration page is complete you need to login. Make sure you can remember your password.
If you do not recieve the confirmation email check your spam/junk folder. If you cannot find it do not hesitate to contact the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to comment
You must be logged into the site to comment. If you have trouble loggining in do not hesitate to contact the Council at email@example.com.
We advise you draft your comment in Word or an email before posting your comment. You can then copy and paste your comment into the comment box on the application page. There is a limit of 6000 characters.
Open the planning application page by clicking the button below. Click the 'Make a comment' button. See images (right) to see the page, click to enlarge.
How to submit comments
For both of the points above you can view and add your own comments. Simply click Add Comments tab and you will see options to object and comment on the plan.
Don't forget to read through our ideas for building blocks for making a submission. If you can please comment on both points.
You can also submit your comments via email or post if you prefer or if have trouble with the portal. The email address to submit comments to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The postal address is:
Local Plan consultation
Planning and Development
P.O. Box 787
Please make sure you include your full name and address with any comments you submit, comments submitted anonymously, or with only a name and email address will be rejected.
If you have trouble loggining into the portal please contact PlanningPolicy@harrogate.gov.uk. Note that if you click the unsubscribe link in any council planning email it will prevent you recieving any emails from them ever again - including password reset requests! You must contact the email above to gain access if this occurs.
Thank you for supporting Save Crimple Valley. Please remember that every single comment counts and please encourage everyone you know to help save this Special Landscape Area.
Save Crimple Valley Group will be opposing the application to build 65 dwellings at Almsford Bank to the east of Leeds Road before the deadline of 13th April 2018.
The Group hopes that you will also submit an objection. We have updated our website with detail of how to object and the main arguments which you may wish to use.
Posted on 3/20/2018
The consultation period for the Local Plan ends on 9th March 2018 at 4:30pm. This is the last opportunity to remove the Crimple Valley from the Local Plan.
Posted on 2/1/2018
Harrogate Borough Council are holding their information event at the Wesley Chapel in Harrogate town centre on Saturday 29th July at 9.45am (Opposite McDonalds). Please go along and let the planners know your feelings regarding the proposed housing and employment development in Pannal.
Posted on 7/27/2017
* Gracious Street Methodist Hall, Knaresborough, Wednesday 26 July, 2-7pm
* Boroughbridge Library, Thursday 27 July, 2-7pm
* Wesley Centre, Harrogate, Saturday 29 July, 10am-2pm
Posted on 7/25/2017
Spring Lane Action Group - A call to meeting to discuss Local Plan Ammendments.
Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council - 7pm at the Pannal Methodist Church.
Posted on 7/17/2017
The HBC Local Plan consultation will commence on 14th July. There will be a South and West of Harrogate Joint Forum at Ashville College Auditorium on Tuesday, 20th June at 7pm.
Posted on 6/19/2017
Questions raised at the Save Crimple Valley meeting on 1st November 2016:
- Why so many groups seem to be involved? How was liaison being arranged? (see this week's Advertiser)
- Whether the 2008 'Policy' on 40% affordable housing was factored into the current draft proposals for rural sites?
- What is the difference between gypsies and travellers? Why not plan to put Gypsy sites on traditional Gypsy routes?
- What is the real significance of the Plan`s inclusion of Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment [SHELAA] sites?
- The relevance of the expansion of businesses in The Valley?
- Whether the purchase of the some of the Valley land in 1952 contained anything that might amount to a binding restraint on the Council now allocating that land for development?
- How to persuade the planners to listen to the local community?
Posted on 11/2/2016
The Hall was full, with many standing at the back as well. Cllr John Mann gave his apologies for not coming but County Cllr Cliff Trotter was there and spoke in the latter part of the Meeting. A number of the Parish Councillors were present including the Chairman, Howard West.
It was stressed that we all must register with the Council and write an individual letter or email in response to the Plan which comes out on Nov 11th. You can register now. All letters or email must be sent in by 23rd December 2016.
The website www.savecrimplevalley.org.uk will provide building blocks that can be used to write to the Council in response to the Plan. The outlines for your response are already there on the website and will be expanded.
Links to the Council documents are on the website. Do register and respond to the Plan
Pannal Hall meeting, 25th October 2016
Posted on 10/25/2016
Tuesday November 1st 2016 - Pannal Village Hall, HG3 1JG - 8pm
Plans for housing and economic development for the next 20 years have been published by Harrogate Borough Council. A PDF copy of the document relevant to Crimple Valley can be downloaded here.
The plans include threats to valley, much of which is either Special Landscape Area or Green Belt. For the past two decades this Group has sought to protect the valley and to mitigate the effects of adverse development.
If we are to face the challenges of the future the Group will need new blood as well as younger members and to seek to achieve these we will hold an Emergency General Meeting at 8pm on Tuesday November 1st in Pannal Village Hall near the railway station. It would help if you could let us know you are coming by emailing email@example.com but please feel free to turn up on the day.
The meeting will be open to all - we look forward to seeing you!
Posted on 10/1/2016
After a quiet spell several issues affecting the valley have surfaced and, by coincidence, all of them affect the middle part of the valley in the Leeds Road area and all of them seek to emphasise their impact on the valley rather than blending into the valley.
Firstly the garden centres on Leeds Road have been combined and have announced development proposals which will have a material effect on the Special Landscape Area. The first planning application, which was for imposing access, walling, lighting and car parking, was withdrawn and is expected to be resubmitted. A Change of Use planning application, to permit a restaurant at the former Brookside Nursery has been submitted and is now under consideration.
Secondly the Mercedes-Benz garage on Leeds Road is seeking to extend its site by 25 metres to the north, to rebuild the workshop and provide an additional 129 parking spaces
Thirdly the formal examination of the new Local Plan has been announced and in the next 2 months the appointed inspector will be reviewing the soundness of proposed sites and policies. One of the proposed sites, known as HS 6(a), is to designate the land opposite the Mercedes-Benz garage as a district sport centre. Such a proposal raises several issues including
- A: the soundness of the site selection having regard to other policies
- B: the alternative availability of the sports facilities adjacent to the Dunlopillo site and the former police training college
- C: the size and impact of the proposed HS6(a) site which is proposed to extend beyond the Crimple Beck
If you have any views on the above issues or if you would like further information please contact the Chairman or Secretary.
Posted on 4/2/2014
About Save Crimple Valley
The Crimple Valley is part of a special landscape area which rings the southern fringes of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. It takes its name from the Crimple Beck which, in turn, in the 1950's lent its name to an ICI fabric - 'Crimplene'
The Valley is spanned by a handsome Victorian railway viaduct, which is a listed monument and a focal point. The land is mainly agricultural and well served with attractive walks which allow many to enjoy this local beauty spot.
Proposals to introduce developments, such as a supermarket, into the valley led to the formation in the early 1990's of a Save Crimple Valley Campaign.
A proposal in the 1997 Local Plan to relocate the local Rugby Club in the centre of the valley with a massive stadium and car parking for over 700 vehicles produced many objections . This led to an increase in the membership to 650 of the Save Crimple Valley group.
The group was successful in convincing the Inspector at the Public Inquiry that it had no opposition either to rugby or to the Rugby Club but that the special landscape features of the area should be preserved.
The committee keeps an eye on the planning applications and the use of the land in the Valley- the golf clubs, the gardens centres and nurseries, the garages and showrooms, etc..
We work with Pannal Village Society and the Harrogate Civic Society on these consultations.
Special Landscape Area
This Special Landscape Area is extremely attractive and provides a very strong landscape structure and preserved consistency. The area as a whole comprises exceptional quality landscape as well as being important to the setting of the town.
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