North Yorkshire Council is set to consult residents on a new local plan that will guide decisions on housing and infrastructure in the Harrogate district over the next two decades.
The North Yorkshire Local Plan will set out where new developments will take place, along with policies and strategies that planning applications will be considered against.
Once adopted, it will replace the existing local plan for the Harrogate district.
As part of the first stage of a five-year process to create the plan, residents are being encouraged to sign up to a new online portal that will enable North Yorkshire Council to keep them informed about when consultations and engagement will take place and how to have their say.
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Cllr Derek Bastiman, the council’s executive member for open to business, said:
“Anyone with an interest in what, where, when and how development could take place in the county during the next two decades is encouraged to register their details on the portal.”
A consultation is due to start this month about the council’s new Statement of Community Involvement, which will set out how it will consult people on planning, as well as early engagement about the local plan.
Anyone already registered on the existing Harrogate District Local Plan database will be contacted by the council about the new portal.
Those not yet registered can sign up to the database at www.northyorks.gov.uk/localplan or call the council on 0300 131 2 131, stating ‘Local Plan’ when prompted.