Dear Harrogate Borough Council,

Specific areas within Harrogate were given Green Wedge protection (Policy C10) in the 2001 Harrogate District Local Plan, this was subsequently reviewed in the Harrogate District Sites and Policies DPD (Review of Local Landscape and Designations : Green Wedges in September 2011).

Please can you supply the current policy number and wording with regards to Green Wedges within Harrogate and site plans of sufficient scale to be able to easily identify the specific boundaries. Also please provide the link to this policy document on your website.

Is this policy likely to be reviewed again in the near future and if so what is the likely timescale?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Buller

Alexander Briggs, Harrogate Borough Council

Dear Mr Buller,

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

In your email which we received on 21^st September 2017, you asked for the
following information:

 

1.       Specific areas within Harrogate were given Green Wedge protection
(Policy C10) in the 2001 Harrogate District Local Plan, this was
subsequently reviewed in the Harrogate District Sites and Policies DPD
(Review of Local Landscape and Designations : Green Wedges in September
2011).

 

Please can you supply the current policy number and wording with regards
to Green Wedges within Harrogate and site plans of sufficient scale to be
able to easily identify the specific boundaries.  Also please provide the
link to this policy document on your website.

 

2.       Is this policy likely to be reviewed again in the near future and
if so what is the likely timescale?

 

In response:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office have indicated that all enquiries
relating to planning information not contained on a public register are to
be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
(‘EIR’).

 

1.       The current policy with regard to Green Wedges (Policy C10), and
associated designations on the proposals map, is set out in the Harrogate
District Local Plan (Adopted 2001, Selective Alteration 2004, Saved
Policies 2007) which can be accessed on the [1]Council’s website.

 

The [2]emerging Harrogate District Local Plan does not contain a policy
that designates Green Wedges.  The Natural Environment chapter include a
new draft policy: Policy NE5: Green Infrastructure, which seeks to protect
and enhance networks of green infrastructure throughout the District.

 

2.       The final stage of consultation on the emerging Local Plan will
take place in January 2018.

 

 

We hope you are happy with our service.  But if you are not satisfied with
the way your request has been handled, please contact—

Freedom of Information Officer

Council Offices, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2SG

or email [3][Harrogate Borough Council request email]

and your complaint will be considered by an Appeal Panel.

 

If, after their decision, you are still not happy, you may appeal to—

The Information Commissioner 

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745    Fax: 01625 524510

e-mail: [4][email address]

website: [5]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Regards,

 

Alex Briggs

Senior Information Officer

Planning and Development Service

Harrogate Borough Council

PO Box 787

Harrogate

HG1 9RW

Email – [6][email address]

Web – [7]www.harrogate.gov.uk

Tel- 01423 500600 ext. 58131

 

 

Dear Alexander Briggs,
Thank you for your reply.
Please can you advise if the Harrogate District Sites and Policies DPD (Review of Local Landscape and Designations : Green Wedges in September 2011) was formally adopted as the new policy for Green Wedges (IN2) or does Policy C10 still currently apply?

Yours sincerely,

Richard Buller

Alexander Briggs, Harrogate Borough Council

Dear Mr Buller,

I provide the following extract from our website (https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20101/...

"A meeting of the full council on 18 June 2014 resolved to withdraw the plan, and the withdrawn sites and policies DPD won't be a consideration in deciding planning applications."

Policy C10 is still a consideration in deciding planning applications.

Regards,

Alex Briggs
Senior Information Officer
Planning and Development Service
Harrogate Borough Council
PO Box 787
Harrogate
HG1 9RW
Email – [email address] Web – www.harrogate.gov.uk
Tel- 01423 500600 ext. 58131

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