Save Crimple Valley group Pannal Village Hall meeting

17 people came to Pannal Village Hall on 20th September to discuss the group and its future. Two Parish Councillors were there: the chairman Howard West, and John Mann who is also on Harrogate Borough Council where he is chairman of the Planning Committee.

A few local issues were raised but the main topic was the future of the SCV group.

It seems likely that the Harrogate District Plan will include areas of land within the Crimple Valley as possible sites for housing development.

An outline of the Plan will be published at the end of October with a consultation period of 6 to 8 weeks. Next year the full Plan will come out.

The feeling of the people in the room was that the group should continue, especially as the new housing Plan may well galvanise support for the Save Crimple Valley group.