Welcome to the Ripon City Plan website. We have set this up to provide residents of the city and neighbouring areas with up-to-date information about the plan’s continued development, and to encourage you to get involved and tell us what you think at all stages of the process.
The Ripon City Plan will provide a detailed vision and strategy for the future of the parish of Ripon. It is an opportunity for local people to have a greater say about the future of the city, and to have these opinions taken into account when future planning decisions are taken by Ripon City Council, Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
The development of the plan is being led by the Ripon City Plan committee comprising of representatives of the City Council and a number of other interested organisations and people from across the city. More details about the committee can be found here.
The development of the Ripon City Plan has been divided into phases. The enabling first phase was the designation of the Neighbourhood Area, and this has been followed by a phase of community consultation and engagement, which we called “How could Ripon be better for you?”
Based upon what you told us, following numerous meetings with experts to understand particular themes in more detail, we produced a preliminary draft Ripon City Plan and consulted about our proposals.
We are now collating and analysing the consultation responses and preparing a revised draft Ripon City Plan including all of the evidence required by the Neighbourhood Planning legislation and good practice guidance. As required, this Plan will contain all of the detailed policies that will enable our proposals to be delivered. We will be publishing this document and consulting with you about it later this year. This consultation is required by the Neighbourhood Planning legislation prior to formal submission of the Ripon City Plan to Harrogate Borough Council as the Local Planning Authority.
For further about the Ripon City Plan, the emerging Neighbourhood Plan for the City, please contact the Ripon City Plan Committee via Ripon Town Hall, or telephone: (01765) 604097 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org