Your invitation:

Harrogate Civic Society and Zero Carbon Harrogate invite one or more representatives from your
organisation to a presentation and meeting in West Park United Reformed Church (located on West
Park) on 18 April at 7pm to discuss an opportunity to influence future planning and development in
the town of Harrogate. This is the third event we are holding to obtain opinions from people who live
and work in the town of Harrogate.

Harrogate Borough Council has been abolished and, although we currently have a Harrogate District
Local Plan, this is to be replaced by a new local plan by 2028 to cover the whole of the new North
Yorkshire Council area. In essence, a new local plan will cover, in effect, the previous county-wide
area and will decide where and when development takes place to support growth, but it is unlikely to
have robust policy guidance specific to the town of Harrogate.

If and when a new Town Council is formed for Harrogate then it may be able to provide or influence
Harrogate-specific local planning policy, but its creation is likely to take a couple of years and it
would therefore be in a position of having to playing catch-up with the new Local Plan process.
What is your vision for Harrogate? Do you believe you can achieve that vision through a new North
Yorkshire Council wide Local Plan, or would you like to work with others to establish a vision which
the whole community of Harrogate can support? Do you want to understand the neighbourhood
plan process and what it can achieve? Do you want to help to start the process?

If so, please come along to this event. It would be helpful if we can get an idea of numbers so please
reply to this email if you would like to attend. Please also extend this invite to anyone else within
your group or organisation you feel should attend this exploratory and informal event.

Check out this link for more information:

We look forward to meeting you.

The following groups have been represented in discussions to date: Harrogate Civic Society, Zero
Carbon Harrogate, Harrogate Residents Association, Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association,
Knox Community Conservation Group, Knox Valley Residents Association, Stray Defence Association,
Friends of Valley Gardens, Directions Planning Consultancy Ltd, Duchy Residents Association,
Harrogate Theatre and Creative Harrogate, Harrogate BID, Harrogate Youth Council, Starbeck
Library, Long Lands Common, existing and retired local councillors, and a number of individuals.