We have recently announced our intention to put a Reserved Matters planning application, consistent with our 2017 approved plan to extend our facility. This decision was made after a more recent, larger scheme was turned down by Harrogate Borough Council in July 2021.
Following a period of time to reflect on feedback from this revised application, we decided not to appeal the decision. Instead, we will be progressing with our original application in consultation with the public on key aspects of landscaping and design.
The decision to extend our facility has not been made lightly. As the company has grown over the last 5 years, we have adapted to meet customer demand but we have reached production capacity, outgrowing our current footprint. In order for us to secure sustainable growth for the future, we need to expand. Providing natural source water at source means our current site is the only feasible option.
Environmental stewardship forms part of our core values and as a B Corp certified business we remain committed to mitigating the environmental impacts of the development wherever possible, helping to promote biodiversity, the local environment and support local amenity spaces.
We are currently looking at sustainable features for the building including a green roof, living walls and we will work with BREEAMM to ensure an excellent rating for the building. Public access will remain part of the scheme and we welcome ideas and feedback in these areas from the public consultation process.
Learn more about our other sustainability initiatives HERE.
We are immensely proud to fly the flag for our region and to help play a role in putting Harrogate onto a national and global platform.
Water is at the heart of the town’s unique heritage and as a responsible custodian of it’s springs, we provide natural source water across the world and are enjoyed on the world’s leading airlines and in the finest venues and restaurants including Ascot racecourse, the Royal Albert Hall and the Tate Modern.
Our proposal will play a significant role to further support the local and regional economy. Over 30 new jobs for local people will be created locally with an additional 25 direct construction jobs (on & off site) whilst the site is being built.
We are committed to maintaining productive working relationships with our neighbors and stakeholders and as such, we welcome the public to provide their feedback on the landscaping and design of the new extension.
The first public consultation will take place in June. Further details will be shared shortly.