Decision on demolition delayed again

A decision on whether to allow plans to demolish the Henry Jenkins is to be delayed further – because of a lack of information on efforts made to sell it as a pub.

Harrogate Borough Council have confirmed that they are still waiting for a response to a request for information on how the pub was advertised and marketed. Because of the delay the application cannot be prepared in time for the Planning Committee on November 3rd. The next scheduled meeting of the Committee is Tuesday, November 22nd.

In the meantime opposition has been growing in the village to the plan, which would allow the demolition of the centuries-old Henry Jenkins building and redevelopment of the site with new housing.

The number of people who have registered objections online has now risen to 45 – and signatures are being collected for a public petition to “Save the Henry Jenkins.”

* Copies of the petition are available to sign at local shops. Those wishing to object online can do so via HBC’s website –

Click on the red “Public Access” button, then enter “Henry Jenkins” in the search field. If you are not registered you will need to do so. Alternatively, you can email or write a letter to Planning Department, Harrogate Borough Council, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2SG