Two long-serving councillors who vocally opposed Harrogate Spring Water’s expansion plans into Rotary Wood at yesterday’s planning committee have expressed their “pride” at the decision to refuse the application
Two long-serving councillors who vocally opposed Harrogate Spring Water's expansion plans into Rotary Wood at yesterday's planning committee have expressed their pride at the decision to refuse the application Eight councillors on Harrogate Borough Council’s 12-person...
The 8,000 square metre site is on Swallowtail Way, near the Manse Farm housing development on York Road.
Councillors have voted overwhelmingly to refuse Harrogate Spring Water’s controversial plans to remove trees at Rotary Wood to expand its bottling plant.
The company could choose to appeal the decision, submit another application or stick with the original outline planning permission obtained in 2016. Campaigners thanked everyone who had fought the proposal and called on Harrogate Borough Council to protect Rotary Wood indefinitely.
Read our live blog to see what was said during today’s meeting of Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee, which voted to refuse Harrogate Spring Water’s plans to fell trees and expand into the Pinelands.
Local planning applications rarely attract celebrity campaigners and national media attention — but plans to destroy a section of woodland to expand a water bottling plant have struck a nerve beyond the HG postcode.
Councillors considering voting against Harrogate Spring Water’s controversial plans to expand its bottling plant at the Pinewoods have a dilemma, as they risk a £250,000 legal battle for Harrogate Borough Council if the company appeals. The Planning Committee meets tomorrow to make its decision.
Yesterday morning some woke up to a wider problem. What had been driveways and a park for children to play had become a lake of water.
County councillor and Pannal Ash Junior Football Club president Cliff Trotter describes as ‘absolutely scandalous’ plans to remove a football pitch from a development at the former Police Training Centre to make way for more houses.
Storm Christoph affected Boroughbridge worse than anywhere else in the Harrogate district this week. Some businesses close to the river and canal are worried about the ongoing threat of flooding.
Storm Christoph appears to be passing but the threat of flooding remains, especially near Boroughbridge. Some roads are affected too. Keep up to date with our live blog.
Flood warnings and alerts are in place throughout the Harrogate district tonight. With a Met Office amber rain forecast tonight, the next 18 hours could see conditions worsen.