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Residents to be consulted over new village plans in draft Harrogate Local Plan

A new village designed to deliver thousands of homes will be included in a document setting out Harrogate’s strategic planning priorities for the next two decades.
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Fracking plans have attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire campaigners celebrate as Labour joins anti-fracking camp

YORKSHIRE ANTI-FRACKING campaigners were celebrating last night after a second major political party pledged to ban the controversial mining method.

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Harrogate ticket machine

Plans to increase Harrogate parking charges sparks anger after Sunday charges approved

Harrogate motorists are being braced for increases to on-street parking charges, just one month after controversial plans for Sunday parking charges were approved.

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Knaresborough

Knaresborough residents to fight off 74 home planning application after air quality concerns

Concerned residents will attempt to fight off a planning application for 74 houses near Orchard Close on Tuesday, without the help of Harrogate Borough Council.

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Tour De Yorkshire cyclists riding through Market Weighton earlier this year.

County ready to support Tour de Yorkshire’s return

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race looks set to be supported by North Yorkshire County Council for the next two years.
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Tadcaster Bridge (s)

Relief for Tadcaster as Sam Smith's Brewery withdraws bridge objection

Work will progress as planned on Tadcaster bridge after an objection against the plans from Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery was withdrawn.

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Ripon Market

Ambitious plans to transform Ripon with 1,500 new homes set out in City Plan

Ambitious plans setting out how Ripon should develop over the next 15 years have been set out in the newly published draft City Plan.

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Andrew Ploughman of the Frying Pan

Independent Wetherby business owner slams council for North Street roadwork chaos

A North Street business owner says he is fearing for his future following weeks of roadworks with further disruptions and road closures planned.

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Tadcaster's fallen bridge

Residents to march in support of Tadcaster Bridge plans after Sam Smith's objection

Furious residents will march on Sam Smith's Brewery on Friday after its owner launched an objection on plans to widen Tadcaster bridge.
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Crescent Garden offices

Council agrees to sale of Harrogate's historic Crescent Garden offices

Harrogate Borough Council members have agreed to the sale of the town's historic Crescent Garden offices during a full council meeting last night (Wednesday).
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Traffic in Harrogate

Relief road bid to ease Harrogate traffic nightmare to be submitted within months

The bid for a new multi-million pound relief road in Harrogate to ease traffic congestion is a “matter of months” from being submitted to Government.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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Marcel Kittell wins the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate from Peter Sagan after Mark Cavendish crashed at the bottom of Parliament Street. 5 July 2014. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Is Harrogate set to host one of world cycling's most prestigious races...again?

Harrogate has confirmed its bid to host one of the most prestigious world cycling championships in 2019.
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Crescent Gardens

Harrogate Council to discuss bids for historic Crescent Gardens offices

The controversial and fiercely debated sale of Harrogate Borough Council’s (HBC) Crescent Gardens offices looks set to take an important step forward this month.
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VIDEO PREVIEW: Nick Clegg among big names at Sheffield's Off The Shelf 2016 book festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to reveal all about his role at the heart of the former coalition Government as a headline guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival.
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Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke is proposing major changes to councils

Time to scrap two-tier councils says Shelbrooke

TWO-TIER councils should be scrapped and councillors should become full-time professionals as part of a major overhaul of local government, according to West Yorkshire MP Alec Shelbrooke.

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Flaxby

More homes could be built on new Flaxby village after further land purchased

The company hoping to transform the former Flaxby Golf Course site into a new village have revealed they have bought further land for more houses.

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Coun Rebecca Burnett

Senior Harrogate councillor "misled" resident on town centre Masterplan consultation

A senior councillor has apologised for misleading a member of the public over the Harrogate Town Centre Strategy and Masterplan consultation.
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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

Calls for new Ripon swimming pool to be named after Olympic hero Jack Laugher

Big celebrations have been promised across Ripon as the city prepares to welcome home its double Olympic medalist Jack Laugher following his Rio heroics.

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Parking attendant

Harrogate residents "ignored" as county council introduce Sunday parking charges

Controversial plans to introduce new parking charges in Harrogate, branded a “stealth tax” by furious campaigners, have been approved after a year of fierce debate.

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