The second day of a judicial review in London’s High Court heard today that Harrogate Borough Council officers acted lawfully during the process of picking Green Hammerton over Flaxby for its local plan. The three-day hearing is expected to end tomorrow.
Harrogate Borough Council officers acted lawfully when they chose to pick Green Hammerton over Flaxby for its local plan, London's High Court was told today. Paul Brown QC, representing the authority at the judicial review, outlined the council’s defence to claimants...
A High Court judicial review into Harrogate Borough Council’s decision to choose Green Hammerton over Flaxby was opened this morning.
A crunch judicial review starts today into Harrogate Borough Council’s decision to choose Green Hammerton ahead of Flaxby for a 3,000 home settlement in the local plan.
The Flaxby vs Green Hammerton saga has rumbled on for years with many twists and turns – and it could come to a head this week at the High Court.
Cllr Rebecca Burnett’s departure will not affect the proceedings of next weeks judicial review, says Harrogate Borough Council. The authority is expected to appear before the High Court with Flaxby Park Ltd.
The proposal would change the faces of Green Hammerton and Cattal on the fringes of the Harrogate district forever. Residents have ‘grave concerns’ their views will be taken into account during the consultation.
Harrogate Borough Council said Rebecca Burnett had left the position with immediate effect to concentrate on her full-time job as marketing manager at Transdev Blazefield.
The government is proposing to “tear down” the planning system and has asked councils to respond to proposals for a new system. Last week Harrogate Borough Council said the plans would erode local democracy. Now North Yorkshire County Council says the plans are unclear.
The “Druids Cave” farmhouse at Brimham Rocks will be turned into holiday accommodation after Harrogate Borough Council approved a change of use application from the National Trust.
Conservative councillor John Mann said he has been contacted by several residents who have issues with the ongoing development. He said these include early morning working, mud on nearby roads, parking on pavements, and construction traffic.
A buoyant local property market is putting pressure on Harrogate Borough Council to complete more land searches — but investigations by the Stray Ferret reveal the council is taking several weeks longer than in neighbouring authorities Leeds and York. The council says it is dealing with an “unprecedented level of demand”.
Harrogate Borough Council is set for a High Court showdown in London this month with the developer, Flaxby Park Ltd, after councillors took an hour this afternoon to refuse the application.