The Hookstone Residents’ Group has been set up to communicate the collective views of residents in the Hookstone area of Harrogate regarding proposed development on green spaces in the area.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us your views.




College Site up for sale?

We have been informed that Harrogate College, through their agents, is putting the College playing field up for sale again.  It will be advertised nationally in the Estate Gazette.

At present the land is allocated on the Local Plan as Business use.  However this has not yet been signed off by the Inspectorate yet. Note that the all-weather pitch is not included in the sale.

We will keep you informed of any developments.

Gladman/YAS Site Update

The planning committee rejected the application at their meeting on the 17th October 2017. Any appeal must be submitted within 6 months of the meeting which in this case was 16th April 2018. Our planning consultant Richard Clark has made enquiries and established that Harrogate Council has not received notification of an appeal – this should be automatic if an appeal is submitted.

It would seem therefore that this application has now expired.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed time, expertise and funds to achieve this result.

College Site

The College appeal documents were submitted by the deadline of 15th September. Notification was received on 19th December that the Planning Inspectorate had dismissed the Harrogate College Appeal to build 89 houses and a sports pitch.


The link to the Outline Planning Application is below

Outline planning permission for erection of 130 no. dwellings with access considered. – Land Comprising Field At 431665 454104 Harrogate North Yorkshire