Last week, it came to light that at least one of the landowners of the site where development is planned for the New “Maltkiln” settlement, has pulled out.
As a result, Harrogate BC has announced it is pausing its Development Plan. WPC and other parish councils have not yet had confirmation, however, that the developer is also putting its planning application on hold.
The neighbouring parish councils have written to the new North Yorkshire Council (which takes over from Harrogate on 1st April) asking them to intervene and call a halt to the whole process. We want them to deal with this as part of a North Yorkshire-wide housing strategy.
Things are changing almost daily, with no clear communication from HBC or NYC about the likely next steps. We will endeavour to keep you updated as we find out more.
The letter sent on behalf of all the parish councils is available for download HERE.
Clerk, Whixley Parish Council
21 Abbots Way, Knaresborough HG5 8EU