Agenda and draft minutes

Harrogate and Knaresborough Area Constituency Planning Committee - Tuesday, 26th March, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies noted (see above).


Minutes for the Meetings held on 30 January and 27 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 356 KB

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The minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 30 January and Tuesday 27 February 2024 were confirmed and signed as an accurate record.


Declarations of Interests

All Members are invited to declare at this point any interests, including the nature of those interests, or lobbying in respect of any items appearing on this agenda.


There were no declarations of interest.


Planning Applications


The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director Planning – Community Development Services relating to an application for planning permission.  During the meeting, Officers referred to additional information and representations which had been received.


The conditions as set out in the report and the appropriate time limit conditions were to be attached in accordance with the relevant provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


In considering the report of the Assistant Director Planning – Community Development Services, regard had been paid to the policies of the relevant development plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and all other material planning considerations. 


The Committee granted planning permission in accordance with the recommendation in the report because the proposal was in accordance with the development plan, the National Planning Policy Framework or other material considerations as set out in the report unless otherwise specified below. 



17/01899/OUTMAJ – Outline Application for Residential Development of up to 135 Dwellings and Associated Infrastructure with access to (but not within) the site considered (Site Area 8.8 HA) at land at Cow Dyke Farm, Skipton Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 2AL on behalf of Rowan Green Developments LTD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Assistant Director Planning – Community Development Services

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Considered :-


The Assistant Director Planning – Community Development Services sought determination of an outline planning application for a residential development of up to 135 dwellings and associated infrastructure with access to (but not within) the site (site area 8.8 ha) on land at Cow Dyke Farm, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG3 2AL.


The Principal Development Management Officer drew Members attention to the officer update note which had been circulated and added to the North Yorkshire Council website.


Terry Jones spoke objecting to the application.


The applicant’s agent, Chris Calvert, spoke in support of the application.


During consideration of the above application, the Committee discussed the following issues:-


·         Whether consideration should be given to the electricity pylon wires situated on the site.

·         The possible impacts should the natural watercourses on the site be altered.

·         Members queried if the separate sewage and surface water pipes would feed into combined sewage pipes, and if so, would this have the potential to create an issue for the area in terms of flooding in the future.

·         Would public transport be made available to the site.

·         Members requested that any future reserved matters application, with a detailed development layout, be presented to Committee in the future.

·         Clarification was sought on the Officer Scheme of Delegation and the “call in” process available to Members.  Officers agreed that a file note would be added to the application, to highlight that there was an expectation by Members that any future reserved matters application would come back to Committee.

·         It was queried if local residents could request that a national road speed limit be reduced, and the process to be followed.

·         Clarity was requested on the surface water drainage calculations.

·         Members commended the planning case officer on a very comprehensive Committee report.


The Decision :-


That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 agreement with terms as detailed in Section 12 of the committee report, and the Officer Update Note.


Voting Record


A vote was taken, and the motion was declared carried unanimously.




Any other items

Any other items which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.


There were no urgent items of business.


Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday, 30 April 2024 at 2pm


Tuesday 30 April 2024 – Civic Centre, Harrogate