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    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953
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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
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    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
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Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: 10 MAY - 21 JUNE 2013

This is a formal consultation and the final opportunity to comment on the implications for Hampsthwaite of the Sites and Policies DPD (development control policies, site allocations and proposals map) before the draft plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PREVIOUS RESPONSES DO NOT COUNT AND, IF YOU WISH YOUR VIEWS TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST RESPOND AGAIN USING THE  'CONSULTATION REPRESENTATION FORM' LISTED BELOW.


COMPLETED RESPONSES WHICH ARE TAKEN TO OUR POST OFFICE BEFORE 11.00am ON FRIDAY 21st JUNE WILL BE DELIVERED BY HAND ON YOUR BEHALF


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DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES
As well as a requirement to meet the guidelines set out in Policy SG6, development on this site should:
  1. provide about 56 dwellings, to be a mix of market housing (50%) and homes for local people and families at affordable prices (50%).
  2. provide vehicular, cycle and pedestrian access to the site from various points at the ends of Brookfield and Brookfield Crescent. Pedestrian access can also be made to the site from the surrounding network of footpaths.
  3. establish gaps and 'green corridors' through the development to maintain views out of the open countryside.
  4. retain all hedgerows and trees including the mature oak and ash found at the northern part of the site. Opportunities should be sought to restore trees, hedges and wetlands to the landscape.
  5. investigate the opportunity to expand/enhance existing public open space to the north east and Public Right of Way
  6. (PROW) to the south via a green link.
  7. in addition to the usual requirements for open space and green infrastructure, keep the small field to the north west of the site (0.3 hectare) free from development and investigate the opportunity to develop a SuDS wetland alongside Cockhill Beck to enhance the corridor of the beck.
  8. respect the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and nearby Listed Buildings.

  • Harrogate Borough Council: Plan the Future with Us Newsletter
  1. See : http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/plan/Documents/Planning%20Policy/Newsletter/DS-P-LPNewsletter-May-2013.pdf

  • How to respond:
  1. Your pevious response WILL NOT COUNT and a new response is needed if you wish to add your views.
  2. Response can ONLY be made using the 'Consultation Representation Form'
  3. Responses may be made online at http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/plan/Documents/Planning%20Policy/Publication%20Consultation/DS-P-LP_SP-RepForm.pdf
  4. The response form is in a writable PDF format; you will need to save your completed response form before emailing it as an attachment to Planning Policy ( planningpolicy@harrogate.gov.uk )
  5. alternatively, print off your response form and post it back using the address given on the form.
  6. You may also print off the form using our link below
  7. We have also placed a limited number of copies in our Post Office for you to complete.

 NOTE: The reponse form appears legalistic and confusing to complete so we will go through the whole form at the Public Meeting on June 18th. Also, we are now informed that, written submissions will be read by the Planners and put before the Inspector, but there can be no guarantee that he will read them - so it is essential that the Response Form is used, if only for a summary of your main points which then reference your written response as an Appendix.


  • The Core Strategy
  1. The Core Strategy, adopted on 11 February 2009, sets out the vision of what Harrogate District should be like and the strategic policies for development and conservation up to 2021 and beyond.  The policies within the Core Strategy are now operational for all planning applications submitted from 12 February 2009.

(Click on the emboldened words to link to the documents)


  • Relevant HBC planning documents and  DRAFT* commentaries on them by Hampsthwaite Parish Council
  1. In  most cases attempts have been made to extract from the full HBC documents those sections which are relevant to Hampsthwaite
  2. To view the entire HBC documents go  to http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/plan/Pages/LDF-Consult.aspx, follow the links to the Sites and Policies DPD and scroll down.


THE PAST HISTORY OF PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS TO BUILD ON THIS SITE

  • The Parish Council Response in 2010
  1. the reasons that this proposal was rejected on two previous occasions, and with a smaller number of proposed dwellings, remain valid today;
  2. the site boundary is known to be incorrectly drawn;
  3. entry to the proposed site is restricted to Brookfield creating an excessive volume of traffic at this poor visibility junction;
  4. surface water drainage in from Hollins Lane and Brookfield is already overwhelmed at times of even moderate rain;
  5. Hampsthwaite is poorly serviced by public transport;
  6. it would create an unacceptable degree of urbanisation adjacent to the Conservation Area;
  7. in the very recent past, Hampsthwaite has absorbed several developments and an additional large-scale proposal such as this seriously undermines the identity of the village;
  8. the number of new homes proposed represents a 22.5% (!) increase in the size of the village;
  9. it is a serious loss of attractive countryside too close to the designated Area of Natural Beauty
  10. any proposals for additional housing within Hampsthwaite should await the outcome of the forthcoming Localism Bill and take due regard for actual locally generated planning needs;
  11. in Hampsthwaite's Village Plan of 2006, some 75% of respondents wanted no further building development;
  12. local affordable housing needs, as identified in the Housing Needs Survey, conducted by the Rural Housing Trust in March 2006, have already been met at Cruet Fold

For more details download a PDF file of the full response by Hampsthwaite Parish Counciland see our 2010 web site on LDF proposals at http://archive.hampsthwaite.org.uk/LDF/index.html

Link to http://archive.hampsthwaite.org.uk/LDF/index.html
Link to http://archive.hampsthwaite.org.uk/LDF/index.html
HBC Assessment of Site Options in 2010

The Parish Council Response to Local Plan Consultation in 1995

  • HBC planning recommendation to reject this development in 1990 and the subsequent Appeal Judgement.
  1. "In conclusion, I do not consider the scheme even on a reduced scale [29 detached dwellings] overcomes the inspectors conclusions and recommendations [given in 1984]" - HBC recommendation to refuse
  2. Planning Authority Appeal Statement: "Neither of the proposals under appeal overcomes the fundamental objections raised by the Council to the development of land between the Brookfield estate and Rowden Lane, these objections were considered in detail at the Inquiry into the 1984 appeal and endorsed by the Inspector in his decision letter".
Nidd Herald Report Victor Homes rejection.jpg - click for full size image
Nidd Herald Report Victor Homes rejection.jpg
Victor Homes site plan 2.JPG - click for full size image
Victor Homes site plan 2.JPG
Victor Homes site plan super-imposed on DPD proposal - click for full size image
Victor Homes site plan super-imposed on DPD proposal

  • Tay Homes Appeal Judgement Aug 1984
  1. "I have reached the conclusion that there is no clear evidence of an existing Council commitment to this proposal, the relevant planning policies militate against the kind of development proposed, and that the proposal would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area and general environment of Hampsthwaite".
Tay Homes site plan 1.JPG - click for full size image
Tay Homes site plan 1.JPG
Tay Homes site plan super-imposed on DPD proposal - click for full size image
Tay Homes site plan super-imposed on DPD proposal
Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: 10 MAY - 21 JUNE 2013

This is a formal consultation and the final opportunity to comment on the implications for Hampsthwaite of the Sites and Policies DPD (development control policies, site allocations and proposals map) before the draft plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PREVIOUS RESPONSES DO NOT COUNT AND, IF YOU WISH YOUR VIEWS TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST RESPOND AGAIN USING THE  'CONSULTATION REPRESENTATION FORM' LISTED BELOW.


COMPLETED RESPONSES WHICH ARE TAKEN TO OUR POST OFFICE BEFORE 11.00am ON FRIDAY 21st JUNE WILL BE DELIVERED BY HAND ON YOUR BEHALF


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