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Transport plan up for discussion

Transport plan up for discussion

Published at 12:15pm 3rd November 2015.

People across North Yorkshire are being asked for their views on a 30-year plan to improve transport links.

Proposals include a new bypass around Harrogate, new overtaking lanes on the A59 between Harrogate and Skipton, and transforming the Leeds-Harrogate-York railway line.

It's hoped that North Yorkshire County Council's Local Transport Plan will help the region to fully realise the economic benefits of the so-called Northern Powerhouse.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Highways and Public Transport, said: "North Yorkshire has one of the largest transport networks in the country, spread across a vast largely rural area.

"The well-being of our residents and the economic future of our region, of its towns, market towns and villages, of its industry, its tourism, its cultural and heritage development, all rely on transport networks that are fit for purpose.

"This new plan sets out that purpose and takes the long view, as well as setting out short-term aims."

The survey can be completed at www.northyorks.gov.uk/ltp4 and the deadline for comments is 30 November.