HARROGATE Civic society and 14 residents are objecting to plans to pull down a garage and build seven town houses and two cottages on a site in Ripon.

They believe Ripon's housing market is already over-supplied and that the application to build the properties at Tower Garage, Palace Road, should be rejected.

Ripon City Council has not raised any objections, but planning officer Jill North is recommending councillors refuse the application when they meet at Ripon Town Hall on Tuesday.