Welcome to the Ripon Barracks website
Overview of Engagement
Last Autumn, we carried out local engagement to inform our proposals for the redevelopment of Ripon Barracks, with the intention to submit an outline planning application later that year. We were impressed by the level of interest shown in the proposals and as a consequence, given the amount and nature of information shared with us, we decided to undertake further engagement with local groups in Ripon. This has helped enable us to ensure that the scheme we are proposing is the most suitable for Ripon, meeting the needs of the local community both present and future.
This engagement included a series of meetings with local groups, including a series of briefings in Spring 2020. All previous engagement is outlined in the ‘Previous Engagement’ section below.
Updated proposals – two options for you to explore
While our intention had always been to share our updated plans on this webpage prior to submitting the planning application, we had also planned to hold a public event. However, due to the restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19, we adapted our approach to be fully online, with information provided in two complementary forms, both available to view below.
- A traditional set of information boards similar to last year’s engagement materials
- A pre-recorded presentation from the project team, which can be viewed on YouTube or further down on this webpage.
The aim of these materials is to explain the key features of the proposals, including how they have changed following the feedback that was received when they were last shown to the public. The information boards give an overview of the proposals submitted as part of the planning application, whereas the presentation focusses on key areas of interest in more detail. Below you can review each board individually, or you can download the boards in one pack by clicking here.
Board 7: Movement and connectivity proposals. You can also download a plan (3 pages) that shows our proposals for improved pedestrian and cycling links from the site, including to centre of Ripon, as referenced on Board 7.
The presentation below lasts around 30 minutes and, as noted above, it aims to bring our proposals to life and focusses on some key areas of the proposals.
In early 2020, Homes England and the DIO asked the architects IDPartnership to work with AECOM to review the emerging masterplan for the redevelopment of the barracks. IDP led a number of workshops with key local stakeholders to discuss the emerging themes around design and placemaking for Clotherholme, and then hosted further meetings to update stakeholders on how plans had developed. The information that was shared with the stakeholders is below.
Workshop Boards used for initial briefings.These boards were used as part of the initial briefings with stakeholder groups.
Workshop Boards used for follow up briefings.These boards were used as part of follow-up meetings with stakeholder groups.
Between August and October 2019, Homes England and the DIO shared emerging draft proposals for the redevelopment of Ripon Barracks as part of pre-planning application community engagement. The feedback received helped to inform the outline planning application and was also followed up by two information events. These events provided the local community and key stakeholders the opportunity to view information about the feedback received and further information about the proposals.
Information events material
The boards that were presented as part of the information events (2 and 5 October) can be downloaded using the links provided below.
Board 1: Welcome. This board presents an overview of the proposals and a timeline of project development and delivery.
Board 2: The proposals. This board gives details of the proposals, including the emerging Vision and Development Objectives, and the key components of the development.
Board 3: Site location and context. This board gives an overview of the site, showing its location and key routes in the area.
Board 4: The planning application. This board details the outline planning application process and how the redevelopment aligns to Local Planning Policy.
Board 5: Feedback from engagement (1). Boards 5 and 6 outline the feedback received from the public and stakeholder engagement that took place from June to September 2019. This board focuses on the facilities planned for the site.
Board 6: Feedback from engagement (2).This board categorises the comments received as part of the engagement into eight themes.
Board 7: Transport and connectivity (1). This board gives an overview of the approach taken to assess current transport and connectivity and a map showing existing problem areas that have been identified during our technical work. Traffic counts were carried out to inform the Transport Assessment. The details and location of these counts is available here.
Board 8: Transport and connectivity (2).This board details the proposals for mitigating the development’s impact on Ripon’s transport network. It includes responses to common suggestions made through the engagement process.
Board 9: Further Feedback. This board includes responses to common comments received through the engagement process.
Board 10: The emerging masterplan. This board sets out the emerging masterplan for the whole site.
Engagement events material
The information that was presented as part of the community engagement events (16 August to 6 September) can be downloaded using the links provided below.
Board 1: Welcome. This board gives an overview of the proposals and the planning process.
Board 2: Site location and context. This board gives details of the site, including key routes to and through it, and emerging local planning policy.
Board 3: Site opportunities and constraints. This board summarises our understanding of the existing character and surrounding area of the site.
Board 4: Vision. This board summarises the emerging Vision and Developing Objectives that have come out of engagement to date.
Board 5: Connectivity and movement. This board looks at proposed connections within the site and to nearby neighbourhoods, including routes for those with disabilities, cycling routes, walking routes, driving routes and public transport.
Board 6: Creating a new community.This board gives an overview of the proposed uses on the site, including housing, and the guidance that will inform the design’s quality and character.
Board 7: Landscape and ecology. This board looks at how the site’s existing environment will be preserved and enhanced, including provision of park, open space and facilities for exercise and sport.
Board 8: The emerging masterplan. This board sets out the emerging masterplan for the whole site.
Board 9: Summary. This board explains what will be included with the planning application, how to feedback and what will happen next.