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News and Information
The Parish Council would like to thank all those who attended the meeting on 29th January to listen to a talk by KGHG planning consultant Richard Raper explaining the EIP (Examination In Public) process before the next HBC consultation and what the key points will be. Mr Raper told the meeting he was confident the planned development could be stopped. He said that transport and heritage concerns and a lack of sustainability were solid grounds on which to challenge the Plan, along with good mineral deposits and loss of prime agricultural land. He also pointed out new central government housing targets for each local authority in England which show a substantially reduced number of new homes are required in the Harrogate district.
Although there had been a great number of comments submitted to the previous consultation, he urged residents to comment once again against the settlement as only comments made in the current consultation will be considered by the independent Planning Inspector in the summer.
The KTHG (Keep The Hammertons Green) action group will be sending out details of how to respond to the consultation in the next few weeks.
Parish Council Elections May 3rd
The Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the people. It establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. Kirk Hammerton Parish Council, along with all other parishes in the Harrogate District, are scheduled to have “ordinary” elections this year and HBC are holding two meetings to give guidance to anyone interested in standing for election. The meetings will be held in the Council Chamber, St Lukes Mount, HG1 2AE at 5.30pm on 21st February to go through the nomination process and 5.30pm on 22nd February to go through in more detail local information on the conduct of the poll. If you require any further information, please contact Bev Wigby at HBC (556008) or the clerk.