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Welcome to the Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council website

This site is intended to provide information about the activities of our Parish Council and of organisations within our Parish.

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 The next Parish Council meeting is: Wednesday 17th February 2016

Forthcoming Events/Information




For Residents who have had their homes or businesses flooded please click on the links below to read the latest advice from Harrogate Borough Council regarding how to receive a community grant of £500 if your home/property has been affected.


Community Grants available for flood affected households

Council support for homes affected by flooding 





The Planning Committee met on 22nd December 2015 to hear the  Linden Homes Amended Planning Application proposing a 150 housing development.  On behalf of Tockwith Parish Council, Cllr Norman Waller presented a 3 minute speech to the Committee. (Please click here to view a copy of the speech).


The outcome of the meeting was that we had partial success in that the Planning Committee deferred the decision for discussions to take place between the Developers and the Planning Officer, Mr Williams, with a view to having a reduced mix of houses, and in particular they did not like the layout of affordable houses.  

The Committee wanted more information on the ability of the school to cope with the increased population and also wanted more information about the traffic likely to use Southfield Lane.

The Committee also wanted the Planning Officer, Mr Williams, to give  much greater consideration to the comments made by HBC's Conservation Officer.

The Parish Council do not think Linden Homes will want to delay and will probably submit new plans by March 2016. 




At the last Parish Council meeting held on 18 November 2015 it was agreed to send a further letter of objection to Harrogate Borough Council.  You can view the Parish Council's letter by clicking on the link below.

TWPC's Objection letter 29 November 2015. 


We have received confirmation from Harrogate Borough Council that this amended Planning Application will be going to the Planning Committee meeting on 22nd December 2015.  The Parish Council will request to speak at the Planning Committee meeting.


In addition, Residents can also submit their own comments regarding the amended Application by writing to Harrogate Borough Council, Planning Services, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW or by going onto their website  http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications quoting reference number  15/01484/FULMAJ.  

Please note that individual letters must be received by HBC no later than 17th December 2015.



Planning Application for a Residential Development at Southfield Lane, Tockwith 

It would appear that Harrogate Borough Council have asked the Developer (Linden Homes) to increase the number of dwellings on the site from 127 to 150 to provide for a larger number/proportion of smaller dwellings resulting in an increase of dwellings per hectare from 32 to 39 dwellings/hectare.

This increase in dwellings is something the Parish Council have not previously been consulted on by either the Developer or Harrogate Parish Council.  The Parish Council response will be considered at the next meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday 18 November.

The 150 dwellings will consist of: 

13% x 1 bed (Previously 8%)
27% x 2 bed (previously 5%)
50% x 3 bed (previously 34%)
8% x 4 bed (previously 47%)
2% x 5 bed (previously 5%)

From the above, the Affordable housing provision will be 60 units (previously 50) in a mix of:

20% x 1 bed (previously 12%)
62% x 2 bed (no change to previous)
18% x 3 bed (previously 26%)

You can view details of the Planning Application and all associated documents on Harrogate Borough Council's planning portal - http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications and type in the reference number which is 15/01484/FULMAJ

PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS (PAD) - Tockwith and Cowthrope Villages

Public Access Defibrillators  have now been installed in both Tockwith and Cowthorpe Villages. Please click here to read more.


Yorkshire Ambulance Service operates a Community First Responder Scheme where volunteers are trained to use life-saving skills in their local area.  We are pleased to announce that Tockwith now has its own CFR Group. Please click on the 'Public Information Notices' menu bar to see the full details.

Report Anti-Social Behaviour & Unwanted Trader visits

Please click on the 'Public Information Notices' heading to see the full leaflet