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  • Register of Interests

    The Register of Members’ Interests Forms are available for public inspection. In addition, the interests are published on Harrogate Borough Council's website – there is a link from the Parish Councils page, or type the following web address into your browser:
  • Community Payback

    Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community. Types of Work Undertaken Work in Hampsthwaite Volunteers Current Year Reports Contact: Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd Harrogate Probation Office Harrogate Redefining the future for people and placesWebsite: www.interserve.comPhone: 07720  213674Email:
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    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: See also the History section for a brief history of
  • Village Room Events Calendar

    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
  • Harrogate Housing Association

    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: URL: FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter:
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Planning Information - 2016

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Planning information in the Hampsthwaite area supplied by Harrogate Borough Council

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Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan - 2013


Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. A Draft Local Plan has been prepared and includes:

    policies to guide development
    sites for new homes and jobs
    options for a new settlement for the district
    allocations for Local Green Space
    development limits for settlements

a six week consultation on THE Draft Local Plan WILL START THIS FRIDAY 11 November, and CLOSE ON FRIDAY 23 December 2016.

In addition to the Draft Local Plan you are invited to submit your comments on the following supporting documents:

    Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment
    Sustainability Appraisal
    Habitat Regulations Assessment
    Equality Assessment

The council are also consulting on an updated Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the provision of open space in connection with new housing development.

Copies of the Draft Local Plan, Open Space SPD and a summary of the Sustainability Appraisal are also available to view during normal opening hours in all of the district's libraries, at the council's Crescent Gardens offices in Harrogate, Ripon Town Hall and Knaresborough House. All of the consultation documents (including the full Sustainability Appriasal), and other supporting documents can be viewed at:

The easiest way for you to submit comments on the Draft Local Plan is through our consultation portal at

You will need to log in to the consultation portal to make comments. If you have not already registered with the portal you can quickly and easily register by clicking on "login/register" next to the key symbol near the top of the homepage. If you have previously registered, or are not sure whether you have before, please do not re-register. Click on "Help" and refer to the FAQs section. Here you can find help on what to do if you need to re-set your password, have forgotten your username or are not sure if you have signed up before.

Alternatively you can write to us at P.O.Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW or Please make sure you include your full name and address with any comments you submit, we cannot accept comments submitted anonymously, or with only a name and email address.

However you choose to respond, please make sure your comments are submitted by 4:30pm on 23 December 2016.


As you have previously commented on, or requested to be informed of, information relating to the Harrogate District Local Plan I am writing to make you aware that the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) is now available to view on the council’s at

The SHELAA is a technical document that provides information about sites, submitted to the council for consideration as part of the Local Plan, which may have some potential for housing or employment at some stage in the future. It includes maps of settlements where land has been suggested, and provides some brief information about the sites e.g. the proposed use for the site.

The SHELAA is important as it helps to inform the preparation of the new Local Plan but it is not a planning decision making document and it does not determine if a site should be allocated for development or whether planning permission would be granted for development: the allocation of sites for future housing or economic development will be identified through the emerging Harrogate District Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plans. However, it does make realistic assumptions about the availability, suitability and deliverability of land to meet the identified housing and employment need over the plan period.

At this stage the SHELAA is being published for information only; please do not send any comments at this time; you will be able to comment on this document later in the year. We had hoped to consult on the SHELAA this summer, however, as this would mean consulting over the school holiday period we have now decided to hold the consultation alongside the Draft Local Plan to allow as many people as possible to comment.

If you require any further information then please email Alternatively ring 01423 500600 and ask to speak to the Planning Policy team.

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Applications and Appeals

  • Wind Farm Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Planning enforcement investigation :
  1. 12/00473/PR15 and 12/00474/PR15 Land Skipton Road Hampsthwaite and Adjacent to Mount Pleasant Farm (for information only - not available online)
  • Erection of 3 x 14.97m to hub Wind Turbines at Four Lane Ends Farm ,Burley Bank Road, Killinghall for Mr A.Fawcett
  • Gillthorn Grange
Planning Information - 2016

Planning information in the Hampsthwaite area supplied by Harrogate Borough Council

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Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan - 2013

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