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    DT Online aims to provide, free at the point of use, a substantive resource base generated by teachers and educationalists to support Design and Technology education.The project is supported by the enterprises listed below.
  • Here I Belong by Matt Hartley

    Performed by Falling Stars Theatre Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, North Yorkshire, HG3 2EJSat 25th April 2020Travel through time from 1953 to the present day in this moving, funny and charming play about village life. Elsie has lived in the village for sixty years. She has seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. The village is where her daughter grew up, it’s where her husband died and it’s where she’s going to stay.Performed by Falling Stars Theatre. Known for their immersive style of performance they will capture your imagination and make you feel like you are living the play with the characters. Don’t miss this opportunity to see exciting, engaging theatre right on your doorstep.Tickets available via TicketSource at :
  • VE Day 75 – Friday 8th May 2020

    Our Memorial Hall was built to honour the fallen in two world wars and give thanks to those who returned. It is appropriate therefore that we play our full part in the national celebrations and village activities planned for May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - moved to Friday 8th May for this purpose.Our afternoon begins with a what is hoped will be a re-enactment of what is believed to have been a visit to Metcalfe’s shop by ‘Monty’ which will continue on to The Joiners where there will be renditions of the Last Post and The Battle’s O’er following by a Toast to the Heroes as per the suggested national programme, with the Ukulele Band providing additional entertainment during the afternoon. The evening ends with a 40's Dance Party at the Memorial Hall.
  • UCI Road World Cycling Championships Come Through Hampsthwaite 2019

    Click on the NYCC Interactive Map below to see details of all road closures, parking restrictions, diversions and race timings. Briefly for Hampsthwaite they are as follows:Tuesday 24th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 23 Sep 22:00 - 24 Sep 18:30 - Road closed:  08:30 - 17:30 Mens U23 Individual Time Trial due to come through between 10:35 and 12:18 Women Elite Individual Time Trial due to come through between15:07 and 16:35 Saturday 28th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 27 Sep 22:00 - 28 Sep 16:00 - Road closed: 28 Sep 13:40 - 15:00 Publicity Caravan - leaves Ripon at 12.34 so due here around 1.10pm Women Elite Road Race due to come through between14.29 and 14.47 Click on the FanZone image to see full details of the many attractions on Harrogate centre during race week
  • Plans, Layouts and Resources

    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall can provide facilities and resources for most events and has a good car park with marked spaces for over 50 cars. There is a well-equipped kitchen and catering area with dishwasher, water-heater, micro-wave, Rangemaster Pro induction cooker and ample supplies of crockery, glassware and cutlery. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Servery with hatchways through to both the Main Hall and Dining Room (or small hall) which can be used as a bar. The Memorial Hall is licenced to sell alcohol. The Main Hall includes a well-equipped stage area and Green Room at one end, with P.A. system, both rear and front projection facilities for DVD, Blu-ray or data, ample stage-lighting, star-cloth, a mirror ball, and can be rigged with a ceiling canopy if needed. The Main Hall can open out into the adjacent Sun Lounge to accommodate larger numbers or as a bar area. The Dining Room, or small hall, is used for meetings, for groups, to place a buffet for example, or as another alternative bar area. There are ample chairs to furnish each of the spaces using either rectangular or circular tables. Table cloths and chair covers are available on request.
  • George Frederick Grimshaw - biography

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  • Roman Roads in Yorkshire.

    Gazetteer by the Roman Roads Research AssociationCovering all of Britain’s Roman roads, the Gazetteer, when completed, will be the first survey of Britain’s Roman roads since Ivan Margary’s final edition of Roman Roads in Britain in 1973. We aim to provide an up to date evaluation of each Roman road and, since new discoveries are being made all the time this online resource gives us the flexibility to make amendments and additions.
  • Yoga for Health and Happiness

    Beginners’ 10 week course starts 29th April 2019 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Monday 9:30am – 10:30am Course fee £60  Places limited For more info and to book, contact Sue Beever Mobile 07801 064819 Email
  • Hampsthwaite’s Dancing for Well-Being group on ITV

    A film featuring Dancing for Well-Being’s Hampsthwaite group will be shown on ITV’s Calendar North News at 6.00 p.m. on Friday 5th April.  From 1st April you can also see the film on the People’s Projects website –
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    This privacy and cookies policy sets out how Hampsthwaite Village 2011 uses and protects any information that you may give Hampsthwaite Village 2011 when you use this website.
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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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Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window)

Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan - 2013

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