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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’ve now produced a preliminary draft Ripon City Plan and we would like to now what you think about our proposals. A copy of the Preliminary Draft Ripon City Plan leaflet and  the Preliminary Draft Ripon City Plan Consultation Questionnaire, which are being sent to households in the Neighbourhood Area, can also be found here in our documents library. Alternatively, if you wish to complete the questionnaire on-line please click here.

You can also find details about the opening hours of our exhibition in the Town Hall where you can talk to a member of the Committee about our proposals. This consultation is running until Friday 31st October. For further information or any queries in relation to the preliminary draft Ripon City Plan please contact the Committee via Ripon City Council in the Town Hall, telephone: (01765) 601100 or email: cityplan@riponcity.gov.uk.

If you want to know more about the work that we’ve carried out to get to the stage where we’ve been able to produce the preliminary draft Ripon City Plan, or what else needs to be done to implement this plan, then details about the previous and future phases of development of the City Plan can be found here.

We are sure that you have lots of questions about Neighbourhood Plans in general, or the development of the Ripon City Plan, so we have also included some of the most frequently asked questions here.

We have also included a document library so that you can see all the information and documents that we have published in relation to the City Plan. This is also where you can find any press releases which have been issued. All of the information is available here.

Finally, we also have a Committee Login section. This is password protected and is simply a place where members of the Committee can share information and works-in-progress.

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    1. David,
      if you mean the timescale for producing the plan then we are currently expecting to be able to formally submit the plan to Harrogate Borough Council (as the local planning authority) in the Summer. Harrogate Borough Council will then carry out it’s necessary processes, including an independent examination of the plan, before committing to a date for a community referendum.

      If you mean the planning period which the City Plan will cover then then page 11 of this document (http://cityplanripon.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/drop-in_session_displays_webversion_07-12-13.pdf) says “Our aim is to draw up a plan for the city of Ripon that will provide a framework for its physical change into the 2020s – making Ripon a better place.”

      If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

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