The starting point for producing the draft Ripon City Plan was the feedback and comments from the preliminary draft consultation and identifying ways in which the planning policies could be drafted to achieve the vision and objectives.
A significant amount of work was also required to provide justifications and evidence for the approach being taken in the City Plan and producing supporting documents for each of the themes. Additional supporting documents have also been produced to comply with the Neighbourhood Planning legislation such as sustainability appraisals, basic conditions statement and consultation statement. These are all part of the information that will need to be submitted to Harrogate Borough Council, as the Local Planning Authority, during Phase 5.
The draft Ripon City Plan was published on Monday 19th September 2016 and consultation ends on 23rd December 2016.
Please click here to go to the draft Plan consultation page and tell us what you think.