Last chance to save PN18

PN18 the employment / light industrial site remains in the Local Plan and we need to make our opinions known yet again. PN18 is in the middle of the Crimple Valley Special Landscape Area - see map. Please spread the word by sharing and telling your neighbours before this huge part of our beautiful Special Landscape Area is lost.

You have until the 6 September 2019 to object to this

Please object to prevent this stunning landscape being lost for future generations.

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

Excessive over-capacity for employment use

No need whatsoever for the revised site PN18 in view of the excessive over-capacity for employment use (admitted by HBC) and no reductions elsewhere in employment sites.

Coalescence

Effective coalescence of Pannal and Harrogate despite marginal reduction in size of site.

Previous rejection of permission for Rugby Club

Previous rejection of permission for Rugby Club on the same site as building then was considered inappropriate, so an industrial estate would be much worse.

Landscape, heritage and transport impacts

The landscape, heritage and transport impacts – e.g. Special Landscape Area, public transport is of little use here.

Obscuring Gateway View of Grade II* listed viaduct

Obscuring Gateway View of Grade II* listed viaduct. Perversely, HBC’s major modification to this site would make this worse.

Better places to build sheds & offices with direct access to the A1M

There are much better places to build sheds & offices with direct access to the A1M to fulfil employment use.

Land when it was designated as protection for the approaches to Harrogate

Pecuniary gain for HBC should not be the driving force for the sale of Borough Council owned land when it was designated as protection for the approaches to Harrogate.

PN18 not needed as the other sites will meet and exceed demand

Cannot fill existing commercial plans, so PN18 not needed as the other sites will meet and exceed demand.

Traffic impacts

Traffic impacts on A61 24/7 have not been satisfactorily addressed during or since the public examination even with a reduced area for employment use.

Special Landscape Area

Previous undertaking of HBC forefathers to protect this green lung (now SLA) since 1963 for posterity is even more relevant, given excessive employment site designation which has only marginally changed.

Reaffirm deletion of PN17 and PN19

Don’t forget to reaffirm deletion of PN17 and PN19 from the plan as being a necessity.

These are some suggestions and ideas to draw on when writing a response to the PN18 plans on the Council Planning Portal. Please note your comments will be publicly visible for all to read once submitted to the Council Portal. All wording must be your own.

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.

The Council Planning Portal has proved difficult for people to use and understand. We have provided full details on how to submit comments below.

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.

Every individual submission counts. Please help to get the word out by sharing this page, asking other people within your household, your local friends, family and neighbours to make their views known.

Many thanks to Pannal Parish Council for the argument points opposite. You can read the full Pannal Parish Council newsletter regarding PN18 here.

How to object to the Local Plan

THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS EXPIRES AT 4.30PM ON FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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.

If you have not commented before you will need to register with the Council consultation portal website first. If you are unsure you can use the 'Forgotten Username' option.

How to register

If you do not already have an account you need to register as a Consultee with the Harrogate District Draft Local Plan.

Next complete the Consultee Registration form. When you submit the form you will receive an email from the Council which contains a link you need to click to activate your account. You must click this email link before continuing.

Clicking the email link take you to the login page. You then need to fill in your full name, address, postcode and complete a short survey to continue.

You are now ready to comment on the Local Plan!

The Local Plan is a large document and it can be difficult to identify where you need to comment. The most important places to comment regarding the Crimple Valley are as follows:

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 planningpolicy@harrogate.gov.uk.

The postal address is:

Local Plan consultation
Planning and Development
P.O. Box 787
Harrogate
HG1 9RW

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.

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 Needs Your Help

Save Crimple Valley Group needs help dealing with preparing responses to planning matters. If you feel some commitment towards the Valley and would like to help please contact us.