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Harrogate Congestion Study: Here's where and when you can see the plans

Harrogate Congestion Study: Here's where and when you can see the plans

Published by Lisa Darvill at 11:01am 15th April 2019. (Updated at 11:02am 15th April 2019)

People in Harrogate and Knaresborough are being encouraged to give on their views on how to tackle congestion. 

  • People are being asked if they think congestion is a problem and how it should be improved 
  • North Yorkshire County is putting forward two packages of measures 
  • Ideas include developing public transport, improving the cycling and walking infrastructure AND an inner relief road near Nidd Gorge
  • The survey can be filled in online and will last 12 weeks 
  • As part of the consultation, a number of public exhibitions are being held 

A long-awaited consultation in the issue is being launched today. 

Everyone who lives, works or travels in the towns is being urged to have their say.

People are being asked for their views on two packages of measures

One focuses on managing demand for travel and encouraging people to change the way they travel.

The second contains similar measures plus options for more substantial infrastructure developments, including park and ride facilities, bus priority measures and an inner relief road and a bypass for Killinghall.

The council says there has been no detailed design of any option at this early stage. 

However, the authority has confirmed to Stray FM that it has identified a "corridor of interest" for the inner relief road, which passes near Nidd Gorge

A number of residents have previously raised concerns about this potential relief road. 

A number of public exhibitions are being held as part of the consultation. 

The dates are:

  • The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, Wednesday, 8 May, 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm.
  • Best Western Hotel, Knaresborough, Tuesday, 14 May, 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm.
  • The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, Thursday, 23 May, 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm.
  • Best Western Hotel, Knaresborough, Wednesday, 5 June, 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm.
  • The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, Saturday, 15 June, 10am-noon.
  • Methodist Church Hall, Killinghall, Wednesday, 5 June, 4.30pm-6.30pm.
  • Pannal Village Hall, Station Road, Pannal, HG3 1JG, Thursday, 16 May, 5pm-7pm.

People can give their views online at

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said:

"Congestion affects not only drivers, but also pedestrians and cyclists, in fact everyone who lives, works or shops in the towns, so we all have a stake in making the roads easier to use, safer and healthier.

"It’s important we understand the impact of congestion on the thousands of people who live in or visit Harrogate and Knaresborough. If you tell us it’s an issue, we need you to tell us what you would like us to do to reduce congestion and how you could change how you travel to support this.

"We all contribute to congestion, so we all need to be part of the solution."


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