Pinewoods

Richard Hall MD of Harrogate Spring Water on why they are returning to business expansion plans

Harrogate Spring Water have said that they now intend to pursue plans for the extension of their bottling plant on Harlow Moor. The development has history going back to 2017, when outline planning permission was granted. The plans were subsequently expanded by in increase of footprint of around 18%, but then declined by the HBC Planning Committee. Harrogate Spring Water took the decision to not appeal the decision. The business now has the majority shareholder of Danone, with Richard Hall recently taking over as Managing Director of the business from James Cain. The strategy now is to return to the Harrogate Informer…


Harrogate Spring Water to previous plans to expand footprint and bottling capability in Harrogate

Harrogate Spring Water (Danone) has said that it will return to their 2017 plans, that already have outline planning permission, to expand bottling capacity by building into the Pinewoods. The proposal would see the development footprint reduce from 0.94HA to 0.77HA (just under 2 acres) –  this is a 18% smaller footprint. Since 2017, Harrogate Spring Water has had outline planning permission to expand its production facilities into an area of the Pinewoods. The company is now putting together a “Reserved Matters” application, which will detail how the new building will look and how the surrounding area will be landscaped. Harrogate Informer…


Councillor Michael Schofield meets with stakeholders for the Otley Road cycle way scheme

Councillor Michael Schofield met this morning (27 May 2022) with two of the stakeholders for the Otley Road cycleway scheme. Judy D’Arcy Thompson, chair of the Stray Defence Association committee and Chris Dicken from the Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association (HAPARA) discussed the history of the scheme, the recent NYCC stakeholder event, and their views towards it. The Cycle Scheme is in three phases: Phase 1 Otley Road, from the Harlow Moor Junction (reservoir) to Cold Bath Road/ Arthur’s Avenue. The work is widened pathways, shared for walkers and cyclist. Junctions have been changed, with the stop line set Harrogate Informer…