Welcome to the upland village of Horton in Ribblesdale situated at the heart of the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is a renowned stopping off place on the Pennine Way and is a magnet for cavers and those who seek the tranquillity of the hills.
This site aims to provide a wealth of information and news for the community who live and work here as well as being a source of useful information for all our visitors both on line and in the flesh. It's provided by the Parish Council and freely available to all residents of the Parish to use to share their news, pictures, the events and activities of local groups and any information you would like to bring to the attention of a wider audience. All material for inclusion on the site should be sent in any format to the Parish Clerk at the address on the Contacts page under the Resources menu (or click here)
We are always open to suggestions for improvements to the site and for requests for information you would like to see displayed here. Just email these to the Parish Clerk.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2011 07:16
news from the March 2014 meeting
Written by Clerk
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:44
Horton parish councillors met on Monday 10 March for their monthly meeting and were pleased to learn that arrangements had been made for the secure storage of council records and archive.
Enquiries had revealed that superfast broadband via fibre optic service would be available in the parish from early summer.
The Clerk and Chairman had met the new manager of Greenfield forest and understood that consideration was being given to securing an alternative timber transshipment route via Cam woodland and the B6255 to avoid Newhouses lane.
At their monthly meeting on Monday 10 February Horton parish councillors confirmed the appointment of Ms Belinda Roos as Clerk and finance officer to replace the outgoing Clerk on 1 April.
Bids had been sought for the provision of grass cutting, winter and general maintenance services and on the basis of a value for money assessment Horton Landscaping Ltd were selected to carry out the work for a further three year term.
It was reported that Network rail had removed the accumulated rubbish from the MDU at Horton station and disabled the lighting units that were causing inconvenience to residents in Cragghill road.
Councillors were pleased to note that a planning application for extension to an existing campsite at Holme Farm had been granted subject to conditions and a comprehensive management plan.
It was agreed that enquiries should be made about future plans to bring fibre-optic services to Horton telephone exchange to enable the provision of fast broadband access. These enquiries have revealed that Horton exchange will be upgraded this summer.
Horton parish councillors met on Wednesday 29 January for an additional council meeting to consider two planning applications received in connection with the provision of a railhead at Arcow quarry. A good number of local residents were present as well as representatives of Lafarge/Tarmac the quarry operators.
The Chairman invited comments on the applications from those present and the following issues were raised:
Risk that the proposed railhead would be used to bring material into the quarries
The number of road wagon movements detailed in the application
There was much concern about the generation of dust from a range of both current and proposed activities in and around the quarries.
Questions were raised about the impact of the proposals on the restoration plan for Arcow quarry.
Consideration of the impact of the works proposed on certain drainage culverts was needed.
Passing places on the minor, unadopted road leading to Arcow quarry and the Foredale community would be an advantage
There would be a need to address problems of wagons turning right from the minor road on to Austwick road
Having received these comments councillors considered the two applications before them and made the following observations:
Parish councillors at Horton in Ribblesdale met for their monthly meeting on 13 January and had before them a request from the planning officer for comments on a draft management plan for Holme farm camp site. Councillors were keen to reiterate their strong support for a well managed site and the significant economic and social benefits that the site brought to the community. However, they considered that the plan required some minor adjustment to deal adequately with noise at unsocial hours, the provision of food and drink, the removal of portable toilets when not in use and the future monitoring of the site by the planning authority.
Planning applications dealing with the future operation of quarries at Helwith Bridge and the provision of a new rail head had been received and it was agreed that, because of the significance of these plans and the likely level of local interest in them, a special meeting of the Council should be arranged. This will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 7.30pm in the village hall and an agenda will be displayed on all parish notice boards and the website from Monday 20 January.
Planning officers comments - Network Rail Development
Written by Clerk
Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:29
Further to the previous articlle that provides the response of Network Rail, I have copied below the substance of emails between the parish council and YDNPA planning officers for your information and use.
As many residents will know the parish council has been engaged in efforts to obtain answers to questions raised by attendees at the last parish council meeting on 13 May. We now have a response from Network Rail and I have copied the substance of their email below for your information and use.