Villagers of Green Hammerton and Kirk Hammerton will gather en-mass outside the offices of Harrogate Borough Council today.
They will gather prior to a full meeting of the Council to protest against the recommendation of a potential new 3000-house town, when they say a far more suitable and sustainable option is available nearby.
Chair of Keep Green Hammerton Green action group Chris Chelton will be asking a question of the Council during the meeting.
- Wednesday, 19th July 2017 Outside Harrogate Borough Council’s office on Crescent Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2SG
- 5pm prior to the full Council meeting which commences at 5.30pm
Irate North Yorkshire villagers will voice their objection to the ‘nonsensical’ and ‘outrageous’ recommendation of the potential development of 3000 new houses.
Villagers argue that there are genuine planning reasons against this including the destruction of prime agricultural land, no supporting infrastructure, the potential hazard and chaos of 6000+ more cars accessing the already-burdened A59 and no local jobs.
The alternative site, Flaxby Park, which is 3 miles away, is a former golf course and hotel site with the land already owned by the developers (whereas the land for the ‘Great Hammerton’ option is not owned by the developers); it has had a multi-million pound roundabout already created to filter traffic, a planned infrastructure, plus a new business park has recently been announced supporting 3000 new jobs, which is within easy walking distance for new residents of Flaxby Park.