A conservation group says the situation won’t improve without enforcement. But the council says the issues ‘are not a major problem’ and the district is by and large clean and tidy.
Harrogate Borough Council has revealed it hasn't issued any fines in the last year to people who drop litter or allow their dogs to foul in public. The two issues have been hot topics recently. The Stray has been a litter hotspot over the past year with takeaway...
More than 4,000 new homes could be built on the western side of Harrogate alone, sparking fears about the impact of the extra sewage on Oak Beck in particular.
Yorkshire Water is legally allowed to release sewage through overflow pipes when the sewage system becomes too full which can happen during increased rainfall. But the Environment Agency and people who use and enjoy the rivers said they were concerned about the impact of the water pollution.
Lockdown has led to a so-called puppy boom with many taking the plunge to buy a new four-legged family friend. But posts on social media suggest that many people are fed up with seeing discarded poo bags.
Conservative councillor Margaret Atkinson wants to build a new four bedroom home with a two-bay car port on land in Kirkby Malzeard. However the proposed home is classed as an “agricultural workers’ dwelling” which brings with it rules on size.
The tree was planted by volunteers at their Dowgill Grange site in Summerbridge, which means they are now halfway to their goal of planting 100,000 trees in the district by 2030.
Sites in Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge have been identified – but none in Boroughbridge and Masham.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society confirmed the news this morning. The Stray Ferret exclusively revealed yesterday major changes, including the addition of a fourth day, were planned.
Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee has sent plans for 36 homes in Goldsborough, near Knaresborough, back to the drawing board. Councillors said the plans needed a rethink.
Conservative councillor for Harrogate Stray, John Ennis, said local people have been “taken aback” by the level of work done and he has been in touch with Network Rail to complain.
Harrogate Borough Council granted the landowner permission to fell the 36 trees. Residents whose homes are close to the site believe that they were not given adequate opportunity to object.
The site is not allocated for housing in Harrogate Borough Council’s Local Plan, but it is included on the council’s Brownfield Land Register which identifies sites that are considered to be appropriate for redevelopment for residential use.