The Alan Weston column – delivering growth around Ripon’s heritage
Last month I wrote about the city’s heritage and how there were opportunities to build this to help shape the future of the city too. I mentioned that I was working with a small group to explore applying to Historic England’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) initiative. Following further discussions, an expression of interest has been submitted by Ripon Together (the Ripon Community Interest Company) to this programme to help the development the city.
Earlier this year, in April, the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 gained Royal Assent and several of its provisions have come into force. The Act reinforces the Government’s commitment to neighbourhood planning and seeks to clarify several emerging issues for those involved in the process.