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, by shaping where new development will go and what it will look like.
As required by the Neighbourhood Planning legislation, Ripon City Council is the lead body and established initially a working group and then a Committee to oversee this process. The Committee comprises of six councillors and up to nine non-council members who either have extensive expertise or knowledge to support the production of the Ripon City Plan and / or represent key organisations. All of the Committee members have an equal say in the decision-making process.
The Committee is supported by the City Development Manager and is regularly attended by a nominated officer of Harrogate Borough Council, in an advisory capacity, to ensure links between the Ripon City Plan and the Harrogate District Local Plan. This is important because as the Local Planning Authority, ultimately the City Plan will be submitted to Harrogate Borough Council who are required by the Neighbourhood Planning legislation to carry out certain processes, including holding a community referendum before it can be implemented.
The development and production of the Ripon City Plan, the collating of the evidence, the production of documents, the organising of consultations and the analysis of community comments and feedback has all been done by the City Plan Team comprising of the City Development Manager and a small team of committed volunteers with experience and knowledge in planning matters.
The development of the Ripon City Plan has been divided into a number of phases and you can find out more about the work to date and future phases of work here.
You can also find some frequently asked questions (FAQs) in relation to Neighbourhood Planning and the Ripon City Plan here.
All of the documents which we have published during the various phases of developing the Ripon City Plan can be found here.
Finally, each month the City Plan Team write a small column which is published in the Ripon Gazette. Copies of the articles that have been submitted can be found here.
If you require any further about the Ripon City Plan, Our Plan for Our City, please contact the City Plan Team via Ripon Town Hall, or telephone: (01765) 604097 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org