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Plans to reopen historic Goldsborough station

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Published by Lisa Darvill at 2:29pm 26th June 2018. (Updated at 2:30pm 26th June 2018)

Plans to reopen a historic railway station near Knaresborough have been announced by developers. 

The company behind proposals for a new development at Flaxby says it is proposing to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station as a new park and ride station, which would be re-named Flaxby Parkway Station.

The submitted planning application to transform Flaxby’s disused golf course into a new sustainable village community, known as Flaxby Park, is currently available to view on Harrogate Borough Council’s website. 

It includes 2,750 homes along with a retirement village, two primary schools, a GP surgery, sports facilities and a new village centre. 

The developers say the station would be located on the Harrogate to York line.

Flaxby Park was acquired in 2016 by Flaxby Park Ltd, which is owned by Ann Gloag OBE and regeneration experts Chris Musgrave and Trevor Cartner. 

 Chris Musgrave said:

“We’re delighted to announce our plans for the former Goldsborough Railway Station.  It will be a key feature of Flaxby Park, as well as significantly benefitting Flaxby Green Park, by making the science park much more accessible for its employees. 

“We’re now working closely with Network Rail to ensure that the station’s timetabling requirements can be accommodated, in order to maximise connections for the two-way traffic that the station will attract throughout the day.  This will provide opportunities for residents who live at Flaxby Park to commute by rail to nearby towns and cities in the morning, before returning home in the evening, at the same time as employees at Flaxby Green Park are travelling in the opposite directions. 

“When this is combined with the park and ride scheme, that will serve commuters, shoppers, tourists and all other visitors who travel to Harrogate and Knaresborough, it will make the new Parkway Station highly sustainable, as well as significantly reducing traffic on the A59.”   

Goldsborough Railway Station opened in 1850 and was regularly used by members of the Royal family visiting nearby Goldsborough Hall. 

You can view the planning application at www.flaxbypark.com or www.harrogate.gov.uk

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