District planning authorities are required to produce a local framework for future development within their area covering aspects such as housing, infrastructure, employment etc. 

August 2018

Harrogate Borough Council completed the formulation of a new Local Plan and on 31st August 2018 submitted it to the Secretary of State for examination. It can be inspected on line via this link http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/localplansubmission 

The sections relevant to housing allocation within Kirkby Malzeard are contained within this document Draft Local Plan 2018 - Kirkby Malzeard.pdf

January 2019

The next stage was for the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out Examination Hearings where oral representations could be made if there were any additional points which interested parties wished to add, over and above the written representations made before the plan was submitted in August. These took place in Harrogate during January 2019.

Immediately prior to that HBC were asked to reply to matters raised by the Inspector following receipt of the draft Plan - the part relevant to Housing Allocation in Kirkby Malzeard can be accessed here:


March 2019

Following the Examination Hearings the Inspector provided the following opinion to HBC  EXINS003a_Post_hearings_letter_to_Harrogate_Borough_Council_amended.pdf

There is no reference to the remaining site within Kirkby Malzeard within this correspondence.

August 2019

Main Modifications Consultation

The amendments recommended by the Inspector have now been incorporated into a revised version of the Plan and can be viewed via this link 



The main points are that sites KM4 and KM5 have been altered to 'committed' rather than 'allocated' as they now have Planning Consent, leaving only KM 1 as an allocated site (up to 16 houses). The definition of Kirkby Malzeard has been altered from a 'Primary Service Village' to a 'Service Village' as with all other villages of this size. Other minor amendments to wordings have been made which may or may not have bearing on the outcome of applications in the future. We have submitted a response which is available on the HBC Local Plan consultation website.

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