Agenda and draft minutes

District Development Committee - Monday, 1st August, 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE. This meeting will be livestreamed here: (Copy and paste the link in your browser).. View directions

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Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes:


01/22 Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes: Notification had been received that Councillor Richard Cooper was to act as substitute for Councillor Margaret Atkinson, Councillor Paul Haslam was to act as substitute for Councillor Ed Darling and Councillor Trevor Chapman was to act as substitute for Councillor Pat Marsh.

(5.30 pm)


Declarations of Interest:

Members to advise of any declarations of interest.


02/22 Declarations of Interest: No declarations of interest were made at the meeting.


(5.30 pm)


Minutes: pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 October 2018.


03/22 – MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 October 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


(Six Members voted for the motion and there were three abstentions)


(5.31 pm)


Exempt Information:

To determine whether to exclude the press and public during the consideration of any exempt information items.


04/22 – EXEMPT INFORMATION: There were no exempt information items.


(5.32 pm)


Public Arrangements - Questions:

To consider any questions under Standing Order 27.


05/22 – PUBLIC ARRANGEMENTS - QUESTIONS: No public questions were received under Standing Order 27.


(5.32 pm)


New Settlement (Maltkiln) Development Plan Document: Regulation 19 Consultation and Submission: pdf icon PDF 274 KB

The Executive Officer Policy and Place to submit a written report on the new Settlement (Maltkiln) Development Plan Document: Regulation 19 Consultation and Submission. The Committee are to consider the draft schedule for comments to Cabinet on 17 August 2022.

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06/22 – NEW SETTLEMENT (MALTKILN) DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT: REGULATION 19 CONSULTATION AND SUBMISSION: The Executive Officer Policy and Place submitted a written report on the new Settlement (Maltkiln) Development Plan Document, which was attached at Appendix 1. The Committee were asked to consider the content of the Maltkiln Development Plan Document (DPD) and agree that it is published for formal consultation (Regulation 19) and thereafter submitted to the Secretary of State for public examination. The report had been considered by Cabinet on 20 July 2022 who had requested that the District Development Committee provide comments. A recommendation to Council would be made by Cabinet on 17 August 2022 with the final decision being taken by Council on 21 September 2022.


The Principal Policy and Delivery Officer introduced the report together with a visual presentation that outlined the key points of the plan for the new settlement known as Maltkiln. The DPD had previously been subject to Regulation 18 consultation which ran from Monday 19 October 2020 to Friday 22 January 2021, comments made by the statutory consultees and public liaison group had been considered and had been incorporated into the Draft DPD, details of which could be found in Appendix 4.


The development of new settlement was a key part of the Harrogate District’s growth strategy the broad location of which was established in the adopted Harrogate District Local Plan. It was through the Maltkiln Draft DPD that the boundary, form and nature of the new settlement would be set. Harrogate Borough Council had contracted Gillespies, supported by Cushman & Wakefield and Vectos, to develop a concept framework for the delivery of a new settlement within the broad location. Three areas were put forward for consultation along with a preferred location that was centred on the Cattal railway station, the consultation clearly put forward option 3 as the most sustainable option. The final location and boundary of the new settlement, as outlined in Appendix 1, was based on available land underpinned by evidence based work, community involvement and public consultation which had culminated in the Publication Draft DPD that was the subject of the report.


The policies and proposals in the DPD would create a settlement that included not only homes for people but also land for a range of employment and commercial space as well as public facilities, transport and open spaces. The plan also included two spaces for two new schools, one primary and one secondary. The focus on Cattal railway station and a new local centre would enable residents to benefit from key walking, cycling and public transport corridors. A strong theme that emerged from the earlier stakeholder engagement was the desire to protect the character of existing villages in the locality of the Maltkiln development, for this reason the development plan included a designated strategic green gap, to the east of the development, where there was to be no development.


A list of appendices  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.